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  1. The DIVER'S Dispatch at Last!

    When Brass Hat says he pays for Articles & Phots I will attest to it.Two of the covers below are mine, I was paid for them and every article I wrote for the Magazine.
  2. The DIVER'S Dispatch at Last!

    When Brass Hat says he pays for Articles & Photos I will attest to it.Two of these covers below are mine, I was paid for them and every article I wrote for the Magazine.
  3. The first DIVER'S Dispatch will soon be in our hot big hands. I for one, can not wait! From Brasshat: "Issue #1 of the Dispatch began printing 3 days ago. We experienced a problem with the poster page and that will have to be reprinted. More stock has been ordered in and the poster insert will begin printing on the 26th. This pushes our mail date back another week. It has been quite a ride. The Dispatch is a unique publication and ourselves and our printer have had to invent the process from scratch, right down to the ink composition. As I have said before, you'll see why when you get yours. The Diver's Dispatch Message Board is updated on progress and such. There's a link to the board at the bottom of www.diversdispatch.com which will take you there.
  4. The DIVER'S Dispatch at Last!

    The first DIVER'S Dispatch will soon be in our hot big hands. I for one can not wait! From Brasshat: "Issue #1 of the Dispatch began printing 3 days ago. We experienced a problem with the poster page and that will have to be reprinted. More stock has been ordered in and the poster insert will begin printing on the 26th. This pushes our mail date back another week. It has been quite a ride. The Dispatch is a unique publication and ourselves and our printer have had to invent the process from scratch, right down to the ink composition. As I have said before, you'll see why when you get yours. The Diver's Dispatch Message Board is updated on progress and such. There's a link to the board at the bottom of www.diversdispatch.com which will take you there.
  5. The Problematic in professional diving in Argentina

    Damn who is the company?
  6. Luke Rupping, Kuwait, 2014

    This is their web page talking it say theyhave contracts https://www.mammoet.com/en/news/
  7. Click here to see the video Inside Story Diver Bovisand 1978.mp4 It will take a few minutes to load it is a large file!
  8. National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee Regulatory Reform Diving Subcommittee Teleconference Meeting #1 (NOSAC Meeting) Agenda Objectives 1. Review task statement, purpose of subcommittee; establish subcommittee objectives 2. Discuss how subcommittee will go about the task (spreadsheet, division of regulations, bi-weekly assignments, etc.) 3. Go through regulations to be reviewed by next meeting 4. Action Items for participants We will be having the first Teleconference Thursday, September 7tn I will keep you appraised of the situation . You can find 18 years of wasted work and effort here. Commercial Diving Operations - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(ANPRM You will find attached below the Official Task Statement For more information, please contact: Patrick W. Clark (202) 372-1358, Patrick.w.clark@uscg.mil Commandant (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast Guard 2703 Martine Luther King Jr Ave, SE, Stop 7509 Washington, DC 20593-7509 I am a member of the Subcommittee and will keep you posted as to our progress. If you have not signed my petition as of yet please do so here: Protect Divers Lives FACA RRTF Official Task Statement 17Jul2017_FINAL.pdf
  9. Version 1.0.0

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    The new review of 18 years of recommended changes to the US Coast Guard CFRs/Regulation!
  10. Nothing I wrote in that article has changed, except, all the experienced dive personnel we have lost from this industry. (SEE That Article here) I believe we have reached the bottom of the worst Famine Time I have been through since coming into the Oil patch in 1969. My biggest fear is another major event such as our Twin Hurricanes anywhere in a major oil field on this earth. We do not have the experienced Dive personal, up to date DSV's or the tools ready to handle that. The history of these type events that we have been through many times is: Our customers just want their problem cured, whatever work rules they have, are out the window. So what do we do? It is on us, the Dive Supervisor, not the Designated person-in-charge (DPIC), the Project manager anyone else, not even the diver. Our number one job is to get them down and back safely out of the chamber. So whether anyone else on the job or in the office likes it we, the guys sitting in that chair, have to be willing to shut it down. You can almost hear the old movie theme from Jaws, playing in the back ground. I do hope this Famine doesn't end like so many in the past have, instant FEAST! PS: An important message to Management. You do not build an Effective, Safe, Team by surrounding yourself with people afraid to tell you the truth or are just plain liars, cover their own butts types!
  11. In November 2005 I wrote an article for Offshore Diver called FEAST Time. There was more work than we could possibly do. We had had the Twin hurricanes, divers from all over the world were working in the GOM. There was more work than we had trained commercials divers for. A quote from that article to start this one: “To the loved ones and dive team members of the three young men we have lost recently there is little we can say that will help you. What we can do is make it a better business, which may help your soul a little and the rest of us a lot. The best safety out there is watching each other’s backs. The Coast Guard and OSHA show up after the fact, neither the ADC or IMCA have any enforcement mechanism and they damn well don't want one either.” Nothing I wrote in that article has changed, except, all the experienced dive personnel we have lost from this industry. (SEE That Article here) I believe we have reached the bottom of the worst Famine Time I have been through since coming into the Oil patch in 1969. My biggest fear is another major event such as our Twin Hurricanes anywhere in a major oil field on this earth. We do not have the experienced Dive personal, up to date DSV's or the tools ready to handle that. The history of these type events that we have been through many times is: Our customers just want their problem cured, whatever work rules they have, are out the window. So what do we do? It is on us, the Dive Supervisor, not the Designated person-in-charge (DPIC), the Project manager anyone else, not even the diver. Our number one job is to get them down and back safely out of the chamber. So whether anyone else on the job or in the office likes it we, the guys sitting in that chair, have to be willing to shut it down. You can almost hear the old movie theme from jaws playing in the back ground. I do hope this Famine doesn't end like so many in the past have, instant FEAST! PS; A little message to Management. You do not build an Effective, Safe, Team by surrounding yourself with people afraid to tell you the truth or are just plain liars, cover their own butts types!
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