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  1. There would be two vital areas of importance that would be the focus of this undertaking; 1. Safety 2. Competency Training would be conducted at the DCBC accredited CDT commercial diver training facility in Hudson FL. and consist of two primary components; 1. Underwater burning certification 2. Underwater Oxy-Arc Burning Instructor certification. (This would be required to conduct training of personal) John Roat and CDT will be holding meetings during the upcoming UI Conference in New Orleans. If those attending the meetings agree this course will be offered to other Accredited Diver Training Schools. Interested parties can contact Sid Preskitt, Commercial Diving Technologies at 321-212-8550 or underseas6@yahoo.com for more information. You can download a short Video overview by clicking on Burning: BurningTraining.wmv
  2. Commercial Diving Technologies, LLC (CDT) is engaged in talks with John Roat, JCRoat Subject Matter Expert Services to develop a stand alone underwater burning training course. There would be two vital areas of importance that would be the focus of this undertaking; 1. Safety 2. Competency Training would be conducted at the DCBC accredited CDT commercial diver training facility in Hudson FL. and consist of two primary components; 1. Underwater burning certification 2. Underwater Oxy-Arc Burning Instructor certification. (This would be required to conduct training of personal) John Roat and CDT will be holding meetings during the upcoming UI Conference in New Orleans. If those attending the meetings agree this course will be offered to other Accredited Diver Training Schools. Interested parties can contact Sid Preskitt, Commercial Diving Technologies at 321-212-8550 or underseas6@yahoo.com for more information.
  3. Still no action The Divers Association urges every interested person to contact the Coast Guard, their governmental representatives and every active company in the Diving industry. The anticipated changes won’t revolutionize anything. All of the proposals are already accepted or exceeded by the professional associations in the United States and IMCA. Mr. Jeffery G. Lantz Director of Commercial Regulations & Standards (CG-5PS) U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, STOP 7126 Washington, DC 20593-7126 202-372-1351 E-Mail Jeffry G. Lantz <Jeffrey.G.Lantz@uscg.mil> Mr. Ken Smith Project Manager Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard Commandant (CG-OES-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509 Phone: 202 372-1413 E-Mail: ken.a.smith@uscg.mil For United Citizens you will find your Representative here Just enter you zip code it wll give you the hotlink to their Web page I am telling mine this " No result in more then 18 years! CHANGES TO CFRs ARE IN BUREAUCRATIC LIMBO and causing the loss of divers lives. You can find evidence of the lack of action here"
  4. As usual ADCI Current Cardholders are admitted to the display floor no charge. If you have your card make sure to bring it! You will find all information on presentations, hotels and sign up for Underwater Intervention 2017 here!
  5. The following letter has been sent by the wife of Luke Rupping in the hope of getting closure for herself and her daughter. She has asked that the Divers Association publish the letter and Annexures. The letter has not been edited or corrected in any way. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN BACKGROUND On the afternoon of January 23, 1991, the Amuriyah, an 82,000-tonne Iraqi oil tanker sunk near Bubiyan Island off the coast of Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. In 2014 it was decided the tanker needed to be removed because it was within the tanker turning circle of a proposed mooring point at Iraq’s Al Basrah Oil Terminal, through which 97percent of Iraq’s crude oil is exported. The sunken vessel is blocking construction of a vital mooring point for the export of crude oil from SMP-5. Oil sales make up 95 percent of Iraqi government revenues, so anything – such as a sunken ship – that blocks additional oil exports must be removed. On the afternoon of January 23, 1991, the Amuriyah, an 82,000-tonne Iraqi oil tanker sunk near Bubiyan Island off the coast of Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. In 2014 it was decided the tanker needed to be removed. To remove the tanker, the 285 meter long hull needed to be cut up into manageable pieces. To view more, go to: http://www.thediversassociation.com/index.php?/forums/topic/753-luke-rupping-kuwait-2014/
  6. The following letter has been sent by the wife of Luke Rupping in the hope of getting closure for herself and her daughter. She has asked that the Divers Association publish the letter and Annexures. The letter has not been edited or corrected in any way. With the letter were the following attachments, listed as Annexes: Annex 1.pdf Annex 2-3.pdf Annex 4-6.pdf Annex 7-9.pdf Annex 10-12.pdf Annex 13-14.pdf Annex 15.pdf Annex 16.pdf Annex 17.pdf This post has been promoted to an article
  7. CHANGES TO CFRs ARE IN BUREAUCRATIC LIMBO NOW is the time to speak up! NOW is when you can help yourself and your colleagues. Use the listed contact information below to demand immediate action by the Coast Guard to implement the updated CFRS for Diving. They have all the necessary information and have had two comment periods for the public and the industry to contribute. DECADES, years or months are all too long to wait for responsible action. It has been decades since revision of the CFRs pertaining to Diving activities. Years have passed since the NOSAC committee submitted its proposed changes to the CFRs. Months later, after a second period for comments by the industry and the public, the United States Coast Guard has not released the updated CFRs. The Divers Association urges every interested person to contact the Coast Guard, their governmental representatives and every active company in the Diving industry. The anticipated changes won’t revolutionize anything. All of the proposals are already accepted or exceeded by the professional associations in the United States and IMCA. Too many lives have been lost or seriously affected by the lack of implementation of more stringent safety measures. Until such measures have the force of law behind them options remain which are chosen for economic reasons or corners are cut so that contractors can remain in business while taking unnecessary chances with the lives of divers. Union and non-union contractors alike want to be as safe as possible. Client companies have varying levels of understanding as to what is safe and what is not. Too often clients see what appears to be excessive personnel and equipment to support what, from their perspective, is simple work. Simple until pressure differential, rigging failure, sea conditions or other factors create an emergency! Dynamic Positioning Systems fail, unseen flaws in rigging or materials cause crushing and trapping incidents and the seafloor or load shifts in unpredictable ways which can injure or trap a diver. If a dive team member has not seen such emergencies that person has likely not been diving or supporting dive operations for very long. The clients need to be educated regarding the cost in dollars of incidents which can be prevented by having sufficient manning levels, equipment and training which cost less than the aftermath of “accidents” The proposed changes to the CFRs can help. There should be other, more strident changes made also. NOW we can only push for what is prepared and move to the next level. To push for enactment of the proposed changes made by the NOSAC Dive Safety Subcommittee we must contact as many influential people as possible to endorse expediting the approval by the USCG. Below, you will find the Director of Commercial Regulations & Standards and The Project Manager. for Proposed Rule-making (ANPRM) ID: USCG-1998-3785-0115. Mailing and E-mail address are below: Let them know what you think! Mr. Jeffery G. Lantz Director of Commercial Regulations & Standards (CG-5PS) U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, STOP 7126 Washington, DC 20593-7126 202-372-1351 E-Mail Jeffry G. Lantz <Jeffrey.G.Lantz@uscg.mil> Mr. Ken Smith Project Manager Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard Commandant (CG-OES-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509 Phone: 202 372-1413 E-Mail: ken.a.smith@uscg.mil If you have suggestions for refinements or additional regulations contact the Divers Association, International Marine Contractors Association, the International Oil & Gas Producers, The Association of Diving Contractors International, your Union and every Diving Contractor. Action breeds action. Act! Let those in charge know what you think. You will find all information from1998 tell the present poster here, https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=ASC&sb=commentDueDate&po=0&dct=N%2BFR%2BPR%2BO&D=USCG-1998-3786 Commercial Diving Operations - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule-making (ANPRM) No result in more then 18 years! My Coast Guard Leter.pdf
  8. CHANGES TO CFRs ARE IN BUREAUCRATIC LIMBO NOW is the time to speak up! NOW is when you can help yourself and your colleagues. Use the listed contact information below to demand immediate action by the Coast Guard to implement the updated CFRS for Diving. They have all the necessary information and have had two comment periods for the public and the industry to contribute. DECADES, years or months are all too long to wait for responsible action. It has been decades since revision of the CFRs pertaining to Diving activities. Years have passed since the NOSAC committee submitted its proposed changes to the CFRs. Months later, after a second period for comments by the industry and the public, the United States Coast Guard has not released the updated CFRs. The Divers Association urges every interested person to contact the Coast Guard, their governmental representatives and every active company in the Diving industry. The anticipated changes won’t revolutionize anything. All of the proposals are already accepted or exceeded by the professional associations in the United States and IMCA. Too many lives have been lost or seriously affected by the lack of implementation of more stringent safety measures. Until such measures have the force of law behind them options remain which are chosen for economic reasons or corners are cut so that contractors can remain in business while taking unnecessary chances with the lives of divers. Union and non-union contractors alike want to be as safe as possible. Client companies have varying levels of understanding as to what is safe and what is not. Too often clients see what appears to be excessive personnel and equipment to support what, from their perspective, is simple work. Simple until pressure differential, rigging failure, sea conditions or other factors create an emergency! Dynamic Positioning Systems fail, unseen flaws in rigging or materials cause crushing and trapping incidents and the seafloor or load shifts in unpredictable ways which can injure or trap a diver. If a dive team member has not seen such emergencies that person has likely not been diving or supporting dive operations for very long. The clients need to be educated regarding the cost in dollars of incidents which can be prevented by having sufficient manning levels, equipment and training which cost less than the aftermath of “accidents” The proposed changes to the CFRs can help. There should be other, more strident changes made also. NOW we can only push for what is prepared and move to the next level. To push for enactment of the proposed changes made by the NOSAC Dive Safety Subcommittee we must contact as many influential people as possible to endorse expediting the approval by the USCG. Below, you will find the Director of Commercial Regulations & Standards and The Project Manager. for Proposed Rule-making (ANPRM) ID: USCG-1998-3785-0115. Mailing and E-mail address are below: Let them know what you think! Mr. Jeffery G. Lantz Director of Commercial Regulations & Standards (CG-5PS) U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, STOP 7126 Washington, DC 20593-7126 202-372-1351 E-Mail Jeffry G. Lantz <Jeffrey.G.Lantz@uscg.mil> Mr. Ken Smith Project Manager Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard Commandant (CG-OES-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509 Phone: 202 372-1413 E-Mail: ken.a.smith@uscg.mil If you have suggestions for refinements or additional regulations contact the Divers Association, International Marine Contractors Association, the International Oil & Gas Producers, The Association of Diving Contractors International, your Union and every Diving Contractor. Action breeds action. Act! Let those in charge know what you think. You will find all information from1998 tell the present poster here, https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=25&so=ASC&sb=commentDueDate&po=0&dct=N%2BFR%2BPR%2BO&D=USCG-1998-3786 Commercial Diving Operations - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule-making (ANPRM) No result in more then 18 years! This post has been promoted to an article
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