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UNDERWATER Magazine has begun work on its January/February Issue of the magazine. Each year in this issue, the magazine features an ROV/AUV Pictorial. If you are an ROV manufacturer and would like to see your company's products featured in this issue, please send pictures to sguglielmo@naylor.com. This year we are looking to incorporate text in addition to the pictures, so if you would like the photos to have captions (such as where/when/how the product was used, please indicate what picture each caption goes with). If you'd like to do more of a narrative or product information, please include up to 250 words. To see last year's pictorial, click below.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mark your calendars for February 5-7, 2019, as Underwater Intervention returns to New Orleans. This is the must-attend event of the year for the entire underwater operations industry. Registration is open now, so make sure to visit www.underwaterintervention.com to register or for more information about UI2019.
 
As a valued industry stakeholder, your participation is vital to the outcome of this study. As you know, our communications offerings include UnderWater magazine, UnderWater Today e-newsletter, ADCI Advisory Notice, ADCI TV, our websites, ADCI Membership Directory, Online Buyers' Guide, conferences, social media offerings and more. The link to our survey can be found here and your responses will be kept in strict confidence. With your help, the association will gain a better understanding of how we are communicating with our members and stakeholders in today's constantly changing environment. Your participation in this survey will also help us identify a definitive set of best practices that will help us communicate with you even more efficiently than we have done so already. Again, the survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. I look forward to continuing to provide more value, more services and more benefits to you throughout the coming ADCI membership year!
 
The November/December Issue of Underwater Magazine is online now. This issue features an in-depth look at the BP Forties Field North Sea project, a recap of the American Salvage Association and ADCI Latin America Conference, a maintenance column on tanks, a UI 2019 Preview and so much more. All of this in the latest issue of Underwater Magazine.
 
UNDERWATER Magazine and the ADCI are looking to continue their library of industry-related images. If you have any great pictures of commercial divers, job sites, equipment, or anything else related to the industry that you would be willing to share and possibly see published in an upcoming issue of UNDERWATER Magazine please contact Steve Guglielmo at sguglielmo@naylor.com
 
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Dr. Robert Sanders hosts ADCI TV at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab near Houston, Texas, to discuss the inclusion of the Framingham Risk Score as part of the medical screening of divers.
 
To view the ADCI TV archives, please click here.
 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) office led a joint team to successfully remove 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll. The project, led by Stephanie Bocek in SUPSALV and sponsored by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command /Army Forces Strategic Command, required two years of research and planning to prepare for the unprecedented removal of oil from up to 173 tanks of a heavy cruiser warship.
 
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) said it understands there has been "considerable interest" from private firms in a dive training centre. The Underwater Centre in Fort William went into administration last month. HIE has been sharing information on the centre, which offered commercial diver training and qualifications, to help find a buyer. The site's facilities include a sheltered seawater dive site with multiple dive depths and a range of subsea structures, a private pier complex and a 1.5 million litre indoor seawater dive tank. More than 200 diving and remotely-operated vehicle students had been training at the site each year.
 
ROVOP, the independent provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has announced the appointment of David Lamont as a non-executive Director.
 
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INDUSTRY NEWS
On Tuesday, November 27th, just prior to the start of the American Salvage Association's 2018 Annual Meeting, the American Salvage Association along with Phil Newsum hosted a breakfast fundraising event for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings. Congressman Cummings is Senior Member of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, current Ranking Member and soon to be Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
 
Congressman Cummings attended the opening session of the ASA Annual Meeting and was recognized for his leadership in initiating the promulgation of the OPA 90 Salvage and Marine Firefighting Regulations which have enhanced casualty response and the safety of life and property, and protection of the marine environment.
 
It is important that the salvage, diving and offshore sectors show support for the mission of the U. S. Coast Guard, the resolution of the current USCG Merchant Mariner Credential issue and secure broader and stronger responder immunity protection among other things.

 
 
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the finalists for its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards. Three companies have been short-listed for each award. Both awards will be presented on Day 1 of IMCA’s Annual Seminar, on 28 November at the World Forum in The Hague, The Netherlands. The awards are based on the best safety and environmental sustainability initiatives developed by IMCA member companies over the past two years.
 
Commercial diving company Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) said it has acquired Muldoon Marine Services (Muldoon), a commercial diving firm based in Long Beach, Calif.
 
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