Tag Archives: Safety

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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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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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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A Message From The Executive Director

Between May and July of 2019, we saw an uptick in fatalities and near-misses in the U.S. and Mexico. Additionally, there were several fatalities in Brazil in 2018 and 2019.

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Bail-Out Safety

Does your bail-out have an overpressure relief valve? An overpressure relief valve is considered essential for all bail-out regulators, yet few divers use them.

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Emergency Drills

On December 1, 1958, fire broke out at an elementary school in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fire crews responded quickly to the scene, but 92 children and 3 Catholic Nuns died, trapped in the school.

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ADCI and IMCA Working Together

ADCI and IMCA, the two major trade associations in the commercial diving industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on matters of operational safety, training standards, and the mutual recognition of diver qualifications.

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Avoiding the Hazards in Commercial Diving

The five most common causes of commercial diver deaths, as reported to The Divers Association International: how to find these hazards, identify them and avoid them.

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