Safety

The Gorski

BY CHRISTOPHER T. GABLE This month, the diving industry lost a pioneer. Les Gorski will always be remembered for his innovative contribution to commercial diving with the release of the Gorski G2000SS stainless steel helmet. I thought revisiting this article would be an appropriate tribute. It was originally written in 2010 when Les was still at the helm of the G2000SS. ...

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Wire Up: Part 2 of a Two-part Series

BY OCEAN EYE, INC.’S CHRIS GABEL If you missed part 1, where we covered troubleshooting two-wire confirmation, please visit www.underwatermagazine.com/2021/04/wire-up-part-1/ A Marsh Marine/4 wire system is a completely different animal from two-wire. The first thing to note is that the Marsh Marine plug should be mated to the communication line with an underwater splice. That’s great because theoretically, you don’t have wires ...

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COVID-19 Aboard

Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on vessels BY RACHEL BROWN Maha Heang 245789/Shutterstock.com Over the past year, most everyone on the planet has spoken or heard mention of the word “COVID-19” daily. However, many conversations about COVID-19 end in questions instead of clear-cut answers. As the medical community continues to learn more about the causes and effects of the virus, we ...

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Divers Needed

With construction of offshore windfarms about to surge, U.S. diving contractors are in demand BY NICK FORTUNA Yobidaba/Shutterstock.com The old maxim that elections have consequences is undeniably true, and for advocates of renewable energy such as offshore windfarms, the 2020 election easily ranks among the most important in U.S. history. Regardless of their politics, diving contractors might soon agree, given that ...

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Working Together

ADCI and IMCA published the USCG Policy Letter, “Commercial Diving Operations – Equivalent Levels of Safety” last October, which applies to all USCG regulated vessels operating anywhere in the world. BY PHIL NEWSUM History and Background For those contractors operating in the Gulf of Mexico’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), it has been a long haul to get legislative change to USCG ...

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Wire Up: Part 1

BY OCEAN EYE, INC.’S CHRIS GABEL So, you’re ready to get in the water for that project that’s been months in the making. Everything is in place and you and your dive crew are ready to get the job done. You do a last communications check to make sure everything worked like it did in the dive locker. Then you get that ...

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Hyperbaric Transport

New Orleans could host the first hyperbaric ambulance concept BY KEITH VAN METER, MD., LSUHSC EMERGENCY MEDICINE SECTION HEAD, NEW ORLEANS The concept of a hyperbaric ambulance (an ambulance that could operate conventionally in transport of patient at one atmosphere to earn its keep in a fleet of regular EMS ambulances but that could switch and select in instances to hyperbaric ...

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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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