Tag Archives: Repair and Maintenance

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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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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Whips and Avoiding Fits

This month, I thought that we would cover something that gets installed, and let’s face it, gets pretty ignored after that. Those little rubber hoses of joy, the bailout whips.

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Steel Bridge Piling Repairs Using Underwater GFRP—A Case Study

Opened in 1985, the Carajás Railroad ranks as Brazil’s most efficient railway thanks to constant technology investments made by railway management. This 892-kilometer railway links the world’s largest open-air iron ore mine in Carajás to the Port of Ponta da Madeira, in São Luís (MA), Brazil transports 120 million tons of cargo and 350 thousand passengers per year.

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One-Way Valves

Whether they’re on a helmet, a surface control system or hose, one-way valves are one of the most critical components in your system.

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ADCI‘s New Guidelines for Underwater Ship Husbandry

It was in early 2014, that ADCI and IMCA held their Chapter and Section meetings in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Nigel Lusby, with the Shell Center for Diving Excellence, presented at the hugely attended IMCA Asia Section Meeting on a rash of fatalities with the use of scuba while performing underwater ship husbandry (UWSH) on tanker vessels.

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A Message From The Executive Director

I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater Magazine. There are several articles featured, including the piece on the ADCI’s new ship husbandry guidelines.

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Zippers and Seals

Zippers and seals. Typically the most abused parts of the dry suit. A dry suit is always a significant investment.

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Questions and Answers

This month, I thought that I would comment on some questions that seem to repeatedly come up in conversation.

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