ADCI Underwater Today

December 19, 2012

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ADCI Member Update - December 2012
• ADCI Updates Two Training Videos
• Underwater Intervention 2013
• ADCI's Latest Initiative


The world's premier event for Remotely Operated Vehicles, Commercial Diving Contractors, Manned Submersibles, and all other aspects of the Underwater Operations Industry will take place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

Underwater Intervention's sponsoring organizations are non-profit, membership supported professional organizations. By supporting Underwater Intervention, you are supporting and giving back to the industries and communities represented at Underwater Intervention. Proceeds from the annual conference go back into member driven programs that support education and training, provide scholarships, and support safety initiatives throughout the underwater operations industries.

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Underwater Intervention, in conjunction with the ADCI Engineering Diving Committee announces the offering of a DOT Underwater Bridge Inspection Course for ADCI Members.

Complimentary Underwater intervention floor passes will be given to all who enroll in the course.

Session Number:  20130048

Length:  4 Days

Fee:  $900.00

Training Location:  Underwater Intervention, New Orleans, LA

Confirmed Course Date:  01/15/2013 – 01/18/2013

Instructor / Contact:  Terence Browne,;

ADCI Engineering Diving Committee Chairman:  Dave B. Mrowiec


Purchasers can go to the UnderWater magazine website to place their orders:

Electronic PDF Download (Spanish Translation) - $200.00

There are substantial differences between the 5th and current 6th editions. Please take time to note all of the changes and additions to:
• Operational and equipment requirements
• Diving personnel medical training requirements
• Diving personnel certification requirements
• Checklist and audit protocols

Implementation of Certification and Equipment Requirements
Except where noted, all new certification and equipment requirements will take effect immediately. Noted changes to take effect after formal adoption of this document will be annotated by a superscript (1, 2, or 3) after the stated requirement.

The legend for the superscript is as follows:
1 – Compliance required after 6 months from 7 July 2011
2 – Compliance required after 12 months from 7 July 2011
3 – Compliance required after 24 months from 7 July 2011

Preview the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations 6th edition on the ADCI website.  A "read only" version can be found at

Interested in contributing to UnderWater magazine?
UnderWater magazine is seeking feature stories and photography covering subjects of broad significance to the commercial diving industry. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to: safety, new techniques, new equipment, equipment reviews, recent projects, etc. Special attention will be given to articles highlighting safety; however, all topics of general interest to diving contractors will be considered. Photography accompanying your story is welcome and encouraged. Here is a chance to highlight and share some of the notable accomplishments of your company or school.

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Denso North America Inc.
Maine-based shipwreck recovery company Sub Sea Research has announced their latest venture, a documentary series entitled The Port Nicholson Experience. The Port Nicholson, a wreck off the coast of Massachusetts that is said to be carrying around $3 billion in platinum and gold, is Sub Sea Research’s current target. The series will focus on the crew’s journey as they work to recover the cargo. The company plans to show this documentary in installments on their satellite site

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Almost one year after capsizing at sea, the Costa Concordia cruise ship salvage operation has become one of the most expensive and complicated tasks in maritime history.

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Since its installation in 2008, the tidal current turbine has fed more than six gigawatt hours of electrical power into the grid and thus set another record for free stream tidal energy systems.
SeaGen’s leap from five to six gigawatt hours took only 68 days to complete and is therefore the narrowest time frame for the generation of a single gigawatt hour since the turbine started operation. This is even more remarkable since this period also included a 9-day outage due to a number of reasons, among them routine engineering inspections.

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LinkQuest Inc.
Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, has been awarded the contract to supply a survey suite to a vessel currently under construction and for use by a consortium of German universities. The universities are the first to specify the 0.5º x 1º configuration of the EM122 multibeam echo sounder system.

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VideoRay LLC announced it has completed a move of its administrative, support, and production groups to its new corporate headquarters building in Pottstown. This completely rehabilitated building has dedicated space for offices, classroom, production, repair and laboratory space. There is expansion space available planned for overnight accommodations, incubator space for related underwater technology companies, and building space for local high school robotics teams. Total space in the building exceeds 40,000 square feet.

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The holiday season means increased traveling for some.
For McPherson resident John Ferguson and his company, however, worldwide commute is just part of the job.

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Due to current weather conditions in the North Atlantic and the previous commitment of the Seabed Worker to another charter, operations on the SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola shipwrecks have been deferred until weather in the area is appropriate for operations in the second quarter of 2013. The ship is offloading approximately 17,000 additional ounces of silver and other artifacts in Falmouth before it continues on to Norway to conclude the charter. This additional silver bullion, originally thought to indicate another area of the ship containing silver cargo, was the only additional silver found in the areas inspected since offloading the first cargo of silver.

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The summit will welcome over 200 senior executives, governmental officials and professors operating in the hydrocarbon industry in the Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern region. Recent announcements have stated there are 31 sites with possible oil and gas reservoirs in Lebanon, and the government is determined to take advantage of its offshore hydrocarbon landscape and geopolitical position.

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The European Commission today adopted a proposal for a new directive on marine equipment (the "MED") with a view to simplify the regulatory environment and consequently, reduce costs for business and ensure the proper implementation and enforcement of mechanisms. The new directive also aims to safeguard the proper functioning of the internal market and strengthen the competitiveness of EU industry.

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Marine Sonic Technology, Ltd. is introducing the first ever side scan sonar system that uses proprietary Adaptive CHIRP technology. The Sea Scan® ARC "Explorer" will be introduced at Underwater Intervention January 15th in New Orleans. The Explorer is the first side scan sonar system in the Sea Scan® ARC generation.

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Warwick, UK, 17. December 2012, Parker Hannifin will be partnering with A.S.A.P. Supplies at the 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show and sharing the marine hardware supply specialist’s booth. Both companies will be promoting the importance of clean, dry fuel and how advanced filtration products from Parker’s Racor division can help achieve this. Effective fuel filtration can give increased engine efficiency and performance leading to lower overall running costs.

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ECA ROBOTICS designs and manufactures robotic systems for inspection and intervention, and offers a large range of unmanned surface, underwater and land vehicles for missions such as:
Underwater warfare (including localization, identification and disposal of underwater mines)
Surveillance of waterways
Homeland security
Search and recovery
Shallow water survey
Coastline protection
Offshore pipe laying

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