Leadership

A Message From The Executive Director

PHIL NEWSUM I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater. The ADCI is involved in an initiative to address the five differential pressure-related fatalities that have occurred in the inland sector over the past 25 months. At the request of the Department of Labor (OSHA), a task force consisting of the ADCI, OSHA, contractors, the USACE, sonar SMEs, facility operators ...

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The Last Word: Richard Johnston, The Ocean Corp.

UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Richard Johnston of The Ocean Corp. What your responsibilities are at your current job? What about your background? I currently do marketing for The Ocean Corp. as well as serve as an instructor. I also develop and expand programs such as the diver first responder and underwater welding certifications. How have you ...

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The Last Word

Justin Scherf Underwater Services Director, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Justin Scherf of J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. What are your responsibilities at your current job? What about your background? As the Underwater Services Director for J.F. Brennan Company, I am directly involved with a day-to-day operations of an ever-growing commercial diving program. I ...

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The ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame Inducts Mike Brown

The ADCI recognizes and honors individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime dedication to service within the industry. The Association of Diving Contractors International has posthumously inducted Mike Brown into the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. Mike has left a legacy of passion and diligence in every role he has played – both ...

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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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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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A Message from the Executive Director

Phil Newsum I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater Magazine. Since my last message, a number of major developments have taken place. The ADCI Board of Directors will meet to ratify the newest revision to the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6.4). As previously mentioned, revisions to the Consensus Standards will be done on a periodic and sectional ...

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A Message from the ADCI President

Bo Ristic Despite the challenges associated with COVID-19 and a flat market in the oil and gas sector, the ADCI has managed to press forward with a whole host of initiatives to support the industry. The association’s Physicians Diving Advisory Committee has worked hard to put together a recommended set of guidelines for the return to diving after contracting COVID-19. ...

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Diving Operations Manager, Oceaneering

PATRICK JEFFRIES UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Patrick Jeffries, Diving Operations Manager, Oceaneering. UNDERWATER MAGAZINE: How did you get involved in commercial diving? What are your responsibilities at your current job? I was hooked on diving at an early age. I grew up on an island in New Jersey and my first job was working on the docks. My ...

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