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Shipyards 101

This article is the first in a series commissioned by ADCI regarding shipyards and repair and maintenance BY GARY JONES Roman KutseKon/Shutterstock.com Shipyard practices have been under scrutiny for several years for numerous reasons and navigating these changes can sometimes be tricky. The reason for this is because eventually most vessels will end their life being dismantled and stripped of their ...

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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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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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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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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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School Robotics Team Shines In ROV Competition

Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition fosters industry interest BY LUKE HULLEY here is nothing that gets young people inspired by science, technology, engineering and mathematics quite as much as the prospect of building a robot. Solving real-life problems may be the core of the discipline of engineering, but solving them with a remotely operated underwater vehicle you have ...

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How to Save Money on Equipment Maintenance

Dive equipment is expensive, and can remain costly to repair. These simple, routine tips can help save money in the long run, as long as consistent maintenance is performed. BY OCEAN EYE’S CHRIS GABEL Helmets One of the issues with helmets is dirt and mold buildup on the inside. We’ve spoken with divers and found that many were getting sick and ...

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Stay Up-to-date: ADCI Advisory Notices on COVID-19

March 24: This advisory notice is provided to stress the importance of stakeholders vetting secondhand information on guidance for the sanitization of commercial diving life support equipment.Recently, a diving contractor contacted the ADCI to verify an alleged guidance that OSHA/ADCI had issued, recommending the utilization of a diluted bleach mixture for post-dive cleaning of dive helmets. This is completely inaccurate, ...

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What Did You Say? The Truth About Radios

By Ocean Eye, Inc.’s Chris Gabel Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of the article What Did You Say? The Truth About Radios, which ran as an excerpt in the January/February issue of UNDERWATER Magazine. The excerpt can be read here.  You know the old adage: the job is only as successful as its weakest link. Nowhere is that more true than whenyou are ...

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