Author Archives: Rachel Brown

Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC

JIM ELLIOTT UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer Teichman Group, LLC. UNDERWATER MAGAZINE: How did you get involved in commercial diving? I started commercial diving in the late 1980s doing salvage and ship husbandry work and continued through the 1990s as a project manager and diver on environmental projects at an engineering firm, including working ...

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Contaminated Water Diving Exercise

CONDIVEX provides helpful program for diving in contaminated waters BY LT REECE COMER, NAVFAC EXWC DIVE LOCKER Say the words “contaminated water,” and images of major worldwide disasters like the emergency response after Hurricane Katrina or the sinking of the Exxon Valdez come to mind. Although diving in these heavily contaminated areas is not necessarily an everyday occurrence, some degree of contamination and/or ...

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What’s Happening In The Commercial Diving Industry

COVID-19 Updates ADCI is keeping watch on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting members and the industry. Please stay up-todate on the most current coronavirus advisories on www.underwatermagazine.com. ADCI TV Have you tuned in to ADCI TV? Videos include face-to-face interviews with industry experts about pertinent commercial diving topics and ADCI milestones. Be sure to visit https://videos.adc-int.org/home to see the latest segment. Do ...

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A Message From The ADCI President | Bo Ristic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy is imminent and already visible. Truth to be told, it is impossible to predict the magnitude of that impact just yet. In qualitative terms, it is safe to say it will be significant. Along the same lines, it is hard to predict how long it will take to reach some ...

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ADCI Board Of Directors

ADCI Executive Committee President Bo RisticMorrison EnergyGeneral MemberExecutive Committee First Vice President David DoddCONSOR EngineersGeneral MemberExecutive Committee Second Vice PresidentRandy JacobsJ.F. Brennan CompanyGeneral MemberExecutive Committee Treasurer Robbie MistrettaDivers Supply Inc. At Large Executive Committee Members Claudio CastroSTSChapter ChairmanInternational RepresentativeExecutive Committee Past President Bryan NichollsU.S. Underwater Services, LLCGeneral MemberExecutive Committee Executive Director Phil NewsumInternational RepresentativeExecutive Committee ADCI Board of Directors Scott ...

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Drugs and Diving

BY TONY ALLEMAN, MD MPH The use of illicit drugs and even prescribed medication may have effects on the diver in a variety of ways. This article will cover many of the prescription medications and illicit drugs that may affect the commercial diver. Medications That Potentiate Oxygen Toxicity Narcotic analgesics, including fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, tramadol, meperidine, pentazocine, and propoxypheneDisplay footnote number:1,2,14 have the ...

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A Message From The Executive Director | Phil Newsum

I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater. The two primary articles focus on medication and drugs in diving and a recap of the contaminated water diving workshop that was hosted by the USN. It was very interesting to see all of the cutting-edge approaches toward contaminated water diving, but in the end it was evident that the current simple approaches ...

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A Message From The Executive Director

ant to give a big thanks to all the Track Chairs, Mr. Bob Christ (Technical Program Chairman), the Underwater Intervention Advisory Committee, and Leadership Committee for putting together a very successful show.

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What’s Happening in the Commercial Diving Industry

Please be advised of the release of the ADCI International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6.3). The new ADCI Guidelines for Underwater Ship Husbandry can be found in Section 5.40 of ed. 6.3.

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