ADCI Underwater Today

April 3, 2020

Fisk Marine Insurance International, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS
About 1,000 sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt - roughly a fifth of its crew - were under quarantine at a U.S. naval base on Guam on Thursday as the Navy sought to control a coronavirus outbreak aboard the warship.

Visit https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy/onshore-quarantine-of-u-s-aircraft-carrier-sailors-begins-on-guam-idUSKBN21K11U to view the full article online.

 
As companies and governments continue to advise employees to work from home, the construction industry —in which remote work doesn't translate to jobsite progress, supply chain interruptions could halt work and contracts are on strict timelines — is faced with extra uncertainty. 

Visit https://www.constructiondive.com/news/construction-dives-coronavirus-headquarters-Up-to-date-coverage-for-contractors/574118/ to view the full article online.

 
Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC

Apache Corp. and Total have achieved a second oil discovery in block 58 offshore Suriname. The drillship Noble Sam Croft drilled the Sapakara West-1 well south of the Maka Central-1 discovery (announced earlier this year) to a depth of around 6,300 m (20,700 ft).

Visit https://www.offshore-mag.com/drilling-completion/article/14173298/apache-makes-second-significant-oil-discovery-offshore-suriname to view the full article online.

 
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ADCI encourages all members to be vigilant within their companies and schools in exercising the recommended practices from health officials and the WHO for mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
By now, the world should know that COVID-19 is a very infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
COVID-19 spreads from others who have the virus.  The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.  These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person.  Other people catch COVID-19 by touching these objects and surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.  People can catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. 
The most effective known ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from people who are coughing and sneezing.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.  Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local health authorities.
The ADCI encourages all industry stakeholders to thoroughly risk assess any planned air travel or any form of travel to areas with wide-spread outbreak.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/adc-nwl/articles/index-v5.asp?aid=609995&issueID=74673 to view the full article online.

 
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Offshore, OGUK’s advice is to follow guidance provided by Healthcare Protection Scotland. Some operators have been looking to stagger catering hours to avoid too many personnel being in close proximity to each other.

Visit https://www.offshore-mag.com/regional-reports/article/14173056/uk-offshore-oil-and-gas-associations-addressing-crew-safety to view the full article online.

 
Hurricane Energy has confirmed that a crew member on the FPSO Aoka Mizu at the Lancaster oil field west of Shetland has been evacuated to the mainland for medical reasons.

Visit https://www.offshore-mag.com/production/article/14172932/tests-confirm-lancaster-fpso-crew-member-has-coronavirus to view the full article online.

 
Activities undertaken by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have transferred to the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen, supported by £3-million funding to boost low carbon technology.

Visit https://subseaworldnews.com/2020/04/02/ogtc-integrates-ogic/ to view the full article online.

 
The contract, which includes two year-long extension options, will see N-Sea operate the multipurpose support vessel, Geosea, which arrived at the naval base at Den Helder, the Netherlands.

Visit https://subseaworldnews.com/2020/03/16/n-sea-begins-contract-with-royal-netherlands-navy/ to view the full article online.

 
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Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc.
From the Pages of Underwater Magazine
Ocean Eye, Inc.’s Chris Gabel covers something that gets installed, and let’s face it, gets pretty ignored after that. Those little rubber hoses of joy, the bailout whips.

Visit https://www.underwatermagazine.com/2020/03/whips-and-avoiding-fits/ to view the full article online.

 
Saab Seaeye Ltd