Association Of Diving Contractors International News

Bryan Nicholls (Photo: U.S. Underwater Services)

Nicholls Elected as ADCI President

Bryan Nicholls, president and COO of Texas based offshore and inland commercial diving contractor U.S. Underwater Services, LLC, has been elected president of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) at its annual conference.   The ADCI is a professional association that promotes best industry practice with respect to the health and safety of commercial divers and underwater operations.    “The ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations are recognized as best industry practice here in the U.S., and in many other parts of the world

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

ADCI/IOGP/IMCA Diving Terms Published

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘ADCI/IOGP/IMCA Diving Terms’ as IMCA D 057.   “This invaluable document has been prepared as a joint industry project (JIP) involving representatives from IMCA, the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) in the United States, and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) Diving Industry Work Group (DIWG),” explains Richard Benzie.   “The aim was to create harmonised world-wide guidance for terminology used in the offshore diving

Indian River Fire Rescue diver surfaces holding 16 inch coil after recovering evidence. Inset photo: Randive diver jumps in with Pulse 8X metal detector.

Underwater Metal Detectors for Law Enforcement, Commercial Diving

include some of the largest shipping companies in the world. They perform ship maintenance and repair, salvage and survey work, inspection and repair of dry docks, piers and a variety of other tasks. The company is affiliated with a number of professional organizations including the Association of Diving Contractors International and the Society of Maritime Port Engineers. In a recent cable laying project across New York harbor, Randive’s divers used their JW Fishers Pulse 8X detector to locate metal obstructions and mark them for removal. For this job, the 16 inch search coil was attached to

Photo: Harkand

Harkand Names Brown to Gulf of Mexico Management Team

as general manager of the offshore construction division. Prior to CMC, he worked as vice president and general manager with EPIC Divers & Marine Contractors, a subsidiary of Tetra Technologies; and worked across 36 countries in five continents. A past president of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), Brown is currently serving as co-vice-chairman of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers Commercial Diving subcommittee, and is the offshore diving representative for the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) in US. Based in Houston

UniFlex

Unique System to Showcase UniFlex

turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, announced its participation at Underwater Intervention 2014 to be held at Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, U.S. from February 11-13, 2014. Underwater Intervention is an industry conference and exhibition, jointly owned by the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society. The exhibition is the world's premier event for commercial diving contractors, remotely operated vehicles, manned submersibles and all other aspects of the underwater operations industry. During the exhibition

Mike Brown

Chet Morrison Names New Marine Construction GM

unit of TETRA. Brown is an active member of several industry associations and committees, including the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) where he is serving a three-year term as Offshore Diving Representative. He has also served on the board of directors of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) for more than 20 years and during that time has served four terms as President and 16 years as Chapter Chairman of the Gulf Coast for ADCI. He began his career as a tender in 1977, and has since held positions at all levels of the offshore industry, from diver all the

UI 2013 A Preview

Underwater Intervention is once again set to take New Orleans by storm, scheduled to take place January 15-17, 2013 at the city’s ubiquitous Morial Convention Center. 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. The event is highly anticipated every year as it seamlessly melds a comprehensive technical conference with traditional exhibition and a full slate of social activities, all designed to ensure that subsea industry executives

Thomas Collins, UW Staffe and donated ROV.

Collins Engineers Donates ROV to UW-Milwaukee

firm ranked in the ENR Top 500 Design Firms with sixteen offices in the United States and two offices in Europe. Since its inception in 1979, Collins has been the leader in underwater engineering with specialized in-house professional engineer-divers. Collins is a member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), and is an active participant in several other industry societies such as the ASCE’s COPRI—Ports & Harbors Committee; COPRI’s Marine Renewable Energy committee; and the Marine Technology Society. The company offers a full range of services related

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