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The ADCI honored its scholarship recipeints, award winners and Commercial Hall of Fame Inductees at the Underwater Intervention Annual Awards Dinner on February 5, 2019. The association honored Dick Rutkowski  and Jean-Claude Le Pechon as the 2019 class of the Commercial Hall of Fame. ADCI also honored board member Gary Jones with its President's Award for 2019. Finally, the ADCI handed out its Scholarship Awards to Abigail K Hover, who was sponsored by Morgan City Rentals, and Celine Anna Maharaj, who was sponsored by Range Skillets Inernational, LLC. In addition to the ADCI awards, the Historical Diving Society recognized Steve Struble for his contributions to the field and the MTS-ROV Committee also honored their award recipients at the dinner. Congratulations to all who were recognized!

 
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 sguglielmo@naylor.com
 
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The ADCI Audit Initiative is designed to make ADCI companies stronger, smarter and their divers more safe. All members who complete this audit will have the peace of mind of knowing where they are succeeding and those areas that they can work on. Those companies who do not submit to an audit by March 1, 2020 face losing their ADCI membership.  
 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Commercial divers work for a variety of different industries, including aquaculture, fish farming, construction, offshore oil and gas, law enforcement and utilities. They may be undertaking inspections, maintenance or construction work. On any given day, a commercial diver can be found breaking up rock with a hydraulic jackhammer, pouring concrete under water and rigging up cars to be hoisted out of a lake.
 
Regardless of the job, occupational health and safety needs to be the first thing that commercial divers think about before they dive in.
 
The rusted, barnacle-encrusted anchor was wedged into the bottom off Quadra Island when commercial diver Richard Hamer came across it last week. And after hauling it out of the water Feb. 14, Hamer is hoping to prove that it came from a Spanish galleon or similar-aged sailing vessel.
 
Plans for the UK getting a new, really, really deep pool called the Blue Abyss, making it the largest facility of its kind in the world, appear to be moving forward, with a location now slated for Liverpool.
 
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INDUSTRY NEWS
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), a leading provider of integrated marine services, has completed an important diving activity for an international oil and gas exploration and production company, Premier Oil UK.
 
While tourists flock to see and photograph the iconic towers of the Golden Gate Bridge every day, it has been five years since anyone has taken a dip and looked below the water line.
 
That will soon change, as the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is set to approve a $262,000 contract today with Infrastructure Engineers LLC to conduct routine inspections and growth removal on the bridge’s concrete base and foundation.
 
The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) has published ‘Guidelines for the Shared Use of Sensors for ROV and Survey Purposes’ (IMCA S 025 / R 022), which is available on the Association’s website.
 

If your company has news or a project you'd like to see spotlighted in UNDERWATER, please reach out directly to Steve Guglielmo at sguglielmo@naylor.com

 
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