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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Australian start-up Aquabotix this week introduced SwarmDiver, a micro-aquatic drone that can tackle surface and underwater missions as a single vehicle or in a swarm. In swarms of 30 units, the drones can dive on command and collect underwater data for surveying, aquatic research, surveillance and reconnaissance for military and commercial users.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
For several years DESCO has been offering a class to train employees of diving contractors in the repair and maintenance of the DESCO Air Hat. The class is designed to satisfy the ADCI requirement for factory trained personnel servicing member company equipment, when so recommended by the life support equipment manufacturer. ADCI is in the process of auditing all member companies and consequently the demand for training sessions is increasing. The Air Hat Maintenance Certification class is held in our factory, and takes approximately four hours. Students are required to supply an Air Hat to inspect, and repair if necessary. In servicing a helmet under supervision by DESCO staff, the student gets a fuller understanding of the process and procedures. Upon completion the student will receive a certificate and a copy of the Air Hat Service Manual. The helmets inspected during the training will receive a DESCO Inspection Report. Effective immediately DESCO will charge a $300.00 class fee. The class size is limited to two students. The only additional cost will be for any replacement parts used to repair the helmet. The Air Hat maintenance certification will be valid for five years. We require a minimum two weeks advanced notice to schedule a class. DESCO recommends that all air hats be inspected annually by a DESCO certified technician. More frequent inspection may be required based on extreme use of the Air Hat or special hazardous environment use. Pre-dive and post dive inspections should conform to best industry practices. All DESCO technical guides are available for download at:
 
The March/April issue of Underwater Magazine is online now. This issue is the Underwater Intervention recap issue and features a rundown of many of the exciting things that happened at UI18. In addition to UI coverage, this issue introduces the ADCI Store, which will launch on August 1, 2018, gives an update on what your Board of Directors are doing for you, and features an interview with Steve Struble, UI18’s Technical Program Chairman and Commercial Diving Track Leader. All of this and much more in the latest issue of Underwater Magazine.
 
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Highlights of this year’s most talked-about commercial diving convention, Underwater Intervention 2018, where industry leaders and innovators come together to learn, exchange ideas and see the newest developments in subaquatic technology.

 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Well-Centric, a leading independent specialist in well integrity for the global oil and gas industry, has announced the appointment of a new business development manager. Michael Scott joins the company to support its growth strategy and will be focusing on the commercialisation of the company’s growing well integrity technology portfolio and further business expansion in global markets, notably the US, Middle East and Asia.
 
Devon-based World Extreme Medicine are hosting an ocean medicine course from Monday May 7 2018 to Thursday May 10 2018 to give medical professionals the training they need in emergency situations at sea. The training will take place in Plymouth, a city steeped in maritime history and will cover common illnesses and conditions occurring at sea as well as boat handling, search and rescue and abandon ship procedures. There has been a significant peak of interest in ocean expeditions and adventures, so now is an important time to ensure people are safe and medics have proper training.
 
Hydro Group’s managing director, Doug Whyte, has been announced as a finalist in this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in the sustained excellence category.
 
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Energy Central, a Blyth, UK port location has welcomed its newest tenant, as a family owned subsea dive firm returns home. RockSalt Subsea provides a range of commercial diving services for the offshore energy and ports facilities across the World. The company, which was established in Aberdeen by Blyth based entrepreneur Tony French and his family, is now returning ‘home’ after opening a new project office at Arch’s Blyth Workspace as part of Energy Central.
 
Massachusetts Environmental Police Major and Coastal Bureau Chief Patrick J. Moran nominated Adam Murphy and Michael Margulis, assistant harbormaster and commercial diver respectively, as well as fellow rescuer Environmental Police Lt. Matthew Bass as Red Cross Heroes. The trio will accept the honor at a breakfast Friday, April 13 in Hyannis. Moran said sometimes people go above and beyond what is reasonably expected of them in their normal course of duty, and that is what, in his opinion, happened on July 26, 2017.
 
Global ROV Market Research Report 2018 to 2023 presents an in-depth assessment of the ROV including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Butter investments from 2018 till 2023.
 
Shortly after being recognized as Everett Detachment’s 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year at PSNS & IMF’s Employee of the Year ceremony, ND1 (DWS/EXW) Eric Lehman received more good news. Four days later on April 1, he learned he had been selected as the 2017 Carl M. Brashear Foundation Navy Diver of the Year.
 
 

 

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