Tag Archives: Safety

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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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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COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SURFACE DIVING OPERATIONS

ADCI along with its partners has developed safe practices for mitigating the spread of the virus during the conduct of commercial diving. COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SURFACE DIVING OPERATIONS also includes an appendix that contains the UC San Diego Study on Evaluation of Divers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please read guidance here.Spanish translation available here.

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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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It’s a Wrap… Underwater Intervention 2020

Underwater Intervention is a not-for-profit industry conference and exhibition, jointly owned by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society.

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The Last Word

UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Tony Greenwood, Diving Critical Activity Specialist/Project Implementation, ExxonMobil Global Projects Company.

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Technical Tracks

The technical tracks at Underwater Intervention are designed to address the most critical and innovative sections of the subsea industry and are divided into classifications.

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A Message From the Executive Director

I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater Magazine. As we enter into 2020, it is important for us to look back at 2019. It was a very busy year for the association from a growth and collaboration standpoint.

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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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