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ADCI & OSHA Recommendation 3 Man Dive Team.

29 Aug 2015 03:41 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

You will note that No One to include the legal council for the ADCI signed this document, I would not want my name on it either. It was posted the last day for open comment on Coast Guard Regulation, so it didn't show up until after the comment period was closed. Well the Comment period has been reopened. Just like them you can Comment as Anonymous!

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Coast Guard CFR New 60 Day Comment Period

24 Aug 2015 03:13 AM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

Commercial Diving Operations-Reopening of Comment Period A Proposed Rule by the Coast Guard on 08/24/2015 PDF DEV Print Public Inspection Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015 Agencies: Coast Guard Department of Homeland Security Dates: The comme...

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OXY ARC Burning Survey by Francis Herman

20 Aug 2015 03:47 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

Take PART 1 and Part 2 Underwater Burning Survey by Francis Hermans Hello dear fellow divers, Those who know me know that I always liked to do underwater cutting, but I have also always been concerned with the safety issues related to this technique....

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ADCI and OSHA still fighting for their 3 Man Di...

17 Aug 2015 03:07 PM | The Divers Association in Front Page Articles

Attention ADCI and OSHA still fighting for three Man dive team! Get ready to fight back! "Occupational Safety and Health Administrations, 3 Man Dive Team has been spread around the earth by the Association of Diving Contractors through their Consensus Standard. The Divers Association Int. is unanimously against this as a minimum standard ! We stand with all other major players in the Commercial Diving Industry: The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Canadian Association of Diving Contractors, International Association of Oil and Gas Producers.

ADCI & OSHA Still Pushing 3 Man Dive Team

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Update IMCA North America & GOM Dive Safety...

17 Jan 2015 04:25 PM | The Divers Association in Front Page Articles

IMCA North America The Divers Association International has been attending and participating in IMCA North America meetings. The monthly meetings are chaired by Allen Palmer and held at Cal Dives Corporate headquarters in Houston. Allan Palmer has an o...

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Norway accused of discriminating against foreig...

04 Aug 2015 07:49 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

Oil industry divers who risked their lives in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea during the early days of Norway’s oil industry fought for years to win compensation for injuries they suffered. Claims filed by divers who weren’t Norwegian, however, have been consistently rejected because they weren’t members of Norway’s social welfare system, and now the state’s anti-discrimination agency claims that practice violates Norwegian law.

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IMCA Appoints Faure as President

30 Jul 2015 10:38 PM | Carlos Zarate in Front Page Articles

Bruno Faure, Group Senior Vice President Subsea Projects and Operations at Technip has taken over the role of President of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), the association representing the interests of more than 1,000 offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies in more than 60 countries.

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Nova Scotia Power dam gate left open

30 Jul 2015 01:00 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

'He was violently sucked underneath'
"His depiction of it was the gate was open 16 to 18 inches, my brother was sucked under the gate, but the helmet was too big to fit through, so the helmet stuck on the gate," said Garth Seabrook.

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Current Rules for Reporting to BSEE in the Gulf...

20 Jul 2015 03:22 PM | John Roat in Front Page Articles

Incident Reports and the Commencement of a BSEE Investigation

Offshore operators are required by law (30 CFR 250.188) to immediately notify BSEE of the following types of incidents: fatalities; injuries that require evacuation of the injured person; loss of well control; fires and explosions; collisions that result in property or equipment damage of more than $25,000; incidents involving structural damage to an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facility; incidents involving crane operations; and incidents involving damage to safety systems and equipment.

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