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Arctic Rays LLC, an underwater technology specialist in the design and manufacturing of high-performance lights, cameras and sub-sea equipment, has announced GTS Consulting as the company’s west coast representative.
Subsea 7 has finalised the acquisition of Toisa Pegasus, a multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel. The 2009-built vessel is to be renamed Seven Pegasus and will primarily support Subsea 7’s operations in the North Sea and Asia Pacific.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is introducing a new web-based method for collecting safety statistics from its contractor members. This will result in simpler, more timely reporting, and the ability to easily benchmark performance.
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The ADCI celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018. To commemorate this momentous occasion, we've highlighted how the industry has evolved since the ADCI was founded in 1968 including the association’s achievements.  
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UI 2019 is shaping up to have the best turnout in years! Attendee registration is tracking far ahead of last year, the exhibit hall is nearly sold out, and the education program promises to be the strongest yet. Don't miss your opportunity to connect with the entire underwater operations community. They will be there...will YOU?

Attendees will be onsite to learn best practices to position themselves for success now and in the years to come, which means they will be evaluating all the best products and services at UI 2019 to help them achieve their goals. Grab your space now for UI 2019 and demonstrate why you should become their preferred partner.

Take a look at the UI 2019 Floor Plan and secure your space now. ONLY A FEW BOOTHS REMAIN. For more information contact your UI Show Management Team at or (703) 259-6122.

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 January/February Issue of Underwater Magazine is online now. This issue will be onsite at Underwater Intervention 2019. It features the annual ROV/AUV pictorial showcase, an interview with Hans VanSumeren, Director of the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, a preview of special events at UI, a maintenance column and 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
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Finalists for the Offshore Achievement Awards, supported by principal sponsor TAQA, were revealed 16 January 2019. The annual awards, which are hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, give recognition to the best talent, performance and innovation in the offshore energy industry.
In Egypt, females are often expected to apply for suitable jobs that could enable them to stay more at home and take care of kids. However, Basant Bastawy, a 26-year-old female oil engineer, chose to break the taboos of the only-for-men career. Specialized in the metals department in Suez Canal University, Bastawy dreamt of working in the underwater welding when she was a student.
A Twillingate-based commercial diver has created an initiative to help clean up the province’s harbours. After diving commercially for 21 years, Shawn Bath noticed the amount of garbage, intentionally or otherwise, littering the bottoms of the harbours. Bath says the litter ranges from ghost nets to buckets and fish pans that were either lost or simply tossed into the water. He says that prompted him to launch the Clean Harbours Initiative.
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Østensjø Rederi has chosen a Saab Seaeye Cougar XT underwater robotic vehicle as a deployable resource aboard their multi-purpose support vessel ‘Edda Fonn’.
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