Author Archives: Rachel Brown

An Education in Contamination

Best practices for managing contaminated-water diving operations BY NICK FORTUNA All images courtesy of Jim Elliott, Teichman Group The tank barge Argo had rested at the bottom of Lake Erie for more than three-quarters of a century, making nary a peep, until its cargo, long known to be dangerous, officially became an emergency in October 2015. The barge had gone down ...

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A Space Odyssey

Transitioning from professional and commercial diving into the aerospace, engineering and defense communities took hard work and innumerable micro-failures.

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A Message from the Executive Director

I urge all companies performing underwater operations to review their policies and operational procedures to ensure that the tasks performed are being conducted at the highest levels of safety available, based on current best industry practice.

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A Message from the ADCI President

As this challenging year comes to a close, I would like to express my appreciation for your continued trust and loyalty, your contribution and your faith in ADCI.

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Release of International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (edition 6.4)

ADCI has released edition 6.4 of the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations as well as and the gap analysis between editions 6.3 and 6.4.The major areas of change are: • Revised and expanded Underwater Lift Bag Section• New subsection on manifolds• New subsection on pressure-reducing regulators• Revisions to audit reports to reflect additions of manifold and pressure-reducing ...

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The Last Word

Dan Kuhs UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Dan Kuhs, Piledriver/Diver/Marine Construction Consultant, United Brotherhood of Carpenters UNDERWATER MAGAZINE: How did you get involved in commercial diving? What are your responsibilities at your current job? DAN KUHS: When asked as a child, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always answered, “a deep sea ...

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Diving into Health and Safety

Industry-wide collaboration is advancing health and safety in commercial diving, as ADCI Executive Director Phil Newsum explains to Adjacent Oil & Gas IQONCEPT/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Commercial diving has historically been a hazardous area of the oil and gas industry, but with the appropriate medical checks, a collaborative approach to operational management and robust auditing processes in place, the inevitable risks can be ...

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Wave of the Future

Diver Augmented Vision Display helps divers better plan and conduct diving operations By Sheryl Jackson ALL PHOTOS COURTESY CODA OCTOPUS Sometimes a technology product that doesn’t pan out for an initial use inspires other uses for the technology. Take Google Glass as an example. The initial version of Google Glass was shipped to selected developers in 2013, and then the product ...

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