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Fisk Marine Insurance International, LLC
The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to block new offshore drilling in US Atlantic and Pacific waters as well as acreage in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The bills passed by the House Wednesday are unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate, but their approval underscored significant bipartisan opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to expand coastal oil and gas development.
Lease Sale 253 generated $159,386,761 in high bids for 151 blocks covering 835,006 acres (1,305 sq mi) in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Oil prices were up more than 1% on Wednesday after data showing a steep fall in U.S. crude stockpiles helped ease worries about weakening oil demand caused by the trade war between Washington and Beijing.
JFD, an underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defense diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced that it has acquired the closed bell saturation diving system and associated assets formally owned by The Underwater Center. 
Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC
This year the ADCI will award 2 Scholarships at $4,000.00 each.
This ADCI Scholarship is open to members of the community of all ADCI voting member companies who are current and in good standing with ADCI, with the exception of officers and/or directors of the ADCI Board of Directors or their immediate families. This award is available for any institution of higher learning after high school including universities, colleges, junior colleges, vocational training schools and trade schools.
Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2020.
Deadline for submittal of nominations:
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Please visit to download the application form.
Recognizing and honoring individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime of dedication.
Nominees do not have to be commercial divers, but can be any individual who has been influential and who has made a significant and recognizable life-long contribution to the commercial diving community.
Inductees will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2020.
For more information, contact
Phil Newsum
Executive Director
(281) 893-8388 or
Deadline for submittal of nominations:
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Please visit to download the nominations form and to learn more about the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame.
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
Tower Resources has issued an update on its activities offshore South Africa, where the company is a partner in a 50:50 joint venture with New Age in the Algoa-Gamtoos license, which adjoins Total’s concession in the Outeniqua basin. Earlier this year Total confirmed the 1-Bboe Brulpadda gas-condensate discoveryin its basin, and Tower understands that the company now plans further wells in the basin between the discovery well and the joint venture’s license.
Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a large survey to be acquired in South America. The 6-month project covers approximately 8,500 sq. km and will be acquired by the Amazon Warrior using 14-streamers and Flexisource triple source.
Don't miss this annual diving conference, Oct.18-20 in Astoria, Oregon.
Naylor Association Solutions
JFO has developed ultra-high-pressure abrasive internal cutting solutions, which are said to offer enhanced accuracy and severing capabilities and time, cost and resource savings. The system can be used for subsea cutting from piles and jackets to well casings and wellheads.
Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has incorporated underwater navigation technology from Sonardyne International in its new electric work class ROV, unveiled last week at Offshore Europe. The Quantum EV range will be factory-fitted with Sonardyne’s hybrid navigation solution, Lodestar-Nav 200. This, Sonardyne said, would allow owners to put the ROV straight into operational service after taking delivery.
Damen Shipyards Group has hired PG Flow Solutions to deliver an engine room pump system for an offshore mining vessel the shipbuilder is constructing for De Beers Marine Namibia. Once completed, the vessel will be the one of the most technologically advanced marine diamond recovery vessels in the world. It will be 177 meters long and constructed from a Marin Teknikk design.
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