Commercial Diving News

Subsea Global Solutions Acquires Muldoon Marine Services

Commercial diving company Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) said it has acquired Muldoon Marine Services (Muldoon), a commercial diving firm based in Long Beach, Calif."This is an exciting day for the SGS family as this acquisition will further solidify our position as the market leader in underwater ship maintenance, repair and marine construction solutions both locally in California and abroad," said Paul Peters, Chief Executive Officer of SGS. "Muldoon has been operating in the Long Beach area and nearby ports for 30+ years with a solid track record and an exceptional customer service

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Tech Spotlight: JW Fisher’s CT-1 Cable Tracker

been sent, the cable tracker probe is used to locate the electromagnetic signal along the length of the cable.Intercoastal Marine, LLC. was established in 2013 and has developed into a well-respected unlimited general contractor. Located in Castle Hayne, N.C., Intercoastal Marine began as a small commercial diving and service corporation supporting heavy construction, utility, and manufacturing industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Recently, the company was tasked with locating existing power and data cables along with water service lines that cross the mouth of the Cape Fear River from Oak

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

A subsea training and trials center has become the world’s only commercial diving school to offer a closed bell saturation diving system with a self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat (SPHL), following a major refurbishment.Thanks to significant investment and support from the global oil and gas sector, The Underwater Centre relaunched its three-week closed bell diving course in June. The first course was fully subscribed and applications are open for future courses.Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC have provided technical support, site supervision and conducted the refurbishment work on behalf of The Underwater

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New Range of Underwater Connectors

Water IMmersion) is designed for marine applications in depths down to 300 m, which are considered shallow immersion. These connectors are designed for innovative applications like surface drones for environmental evaluation missions, maritime surveillance equipment, oil exploration, weather buoys, commercial diving and even for ocean class remotely operated vehicles (OCROVs).Using surface drones for oceanic observation requires them to have connections to numerous sensing devices (hydrophones, temperature sensors, salinity sensors etc.).  The SWIM range satisfies all these connection needs.The assumption

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Newbuild Kreuz Challenger Mobilized for Brunei Shell Contract

(JV) with Bruneian offshore marine services company, SPHI Marine Sdn. Bhd. The partnership has seen SPHI Marine acquire an equity interest in the firm’s Brunei operations.As part of the JV, Kreuz Subsea has committed to developing local personnel with competencies in the field of offshore commercial diving and ROV services through the transfer of technical knowledge over the tenure of the BSP contract. To date, it has trained more than 80 Bruneian subsea workers to internationally acceptable standards

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JW Fishers Celebrates 50 Years

working with the company, on average, for over 20 years. The company maintains an active research and development effort to explore new technologies. JW Fishers stands behind every product with a warranty and service.JW Fishers products are in use by underwater archaeologists, treasure hunters, commercial diving companies, fire and rescue units, law enforcement agencies, engineering firms, scientists and military units worldwide.JW Fishers will be celebrating the milestone year with a tribute on www.jwfishers.com. The 50th anniversary page will have various catalogs throughout the years, every news

Andrew Aurigema, Eric Gaudreau, Bradley Scott Jones and Tim Ratcliffe (Photo: AXSUB)

AXSUB, Darkwater Vision Partner

;AXSUB and Darkwater Vision have agreed to partner on research and development activities for a underwater vision product line developed using UVAS Technology (underwater vision augmentation system), a patented technology. AXSUB will also act as a manufacturing agent for products dedicated to the commercial diving sector, and the agreement provides for the sharing of distribution channels.   “With AXSUB we found a partner that complements our product line and one that offers a strong presence in the commercial diving market while offering new strategic capacities to our business”,

Matthew Long (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Phoenix Hires Long, Turner in Manager Roles

worldwide. As a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Manager,his qualifications supplement his deck-plate knowledge in all of the Largo GM areas of responsibility.   Throughout an Oil and Gas career that spans over 28 years, Turner has garnered knowledge and experience in the commercial diving industry by  working through the ranks as a tender, diver, supervisor, project manager and general manager. As a professional commercial diver for over half his career, he also possess an unwavering commitment to safe diving practices and procedures, and is an industry advocate for diver

Dave Loudon with Herb Mitton and Rob Gatt (Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Loudon Honored for Diver Training Contributions

was also instrumental in the recent ADAS training for Singapore’s SSE Training Centre Pte Ltd, as part of The Underwater Centre’s International Training Establishment (ITE) Partnership scheme. The scheme allows training centers around the world to deliver internationally recognized ADAS commercial diving courses. Delivered in conjunction with The Underwater Centre’s training experts, the scheme aims to guarantee consistent quality and high standards of safety in commercial diving worldwide.   Loudon said, “I am honored to be able to work alongside other staff and industry

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New Training Scheme Boost Commercial Diving Safety

with 40 years’ experience, has announced its new International Training Establishment (ITE) Partnership scheme, as well as its first partner, Singapore’s SSE Training Centre.    The scheme will allow training centers around the world to deliver internationally recognized commercial diving courses, accredited by ADAS. This is the first time divers have been able to train to a top-caliber international standard outside the standards body’s home country.   “There are huge opportunities in commercial diving around the world, but also risks - which is a dangerous

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JW Fishers’ ROVs Used for Tank Inspection Services

Remote operated vehicles (ROV) are used throughout the world for a variety of projects by many different entities. From military, police, fire and rescue teams searching for lost evidence or drowning victims to commercial diving companies performing inspections on various types of tanks and ship hulls, ROVs have become a staple in underwater search and survey operations.   Underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers said its Seaotter-2 and SeaLion-2 are the ROVs that many agencies purchase when they need the right tools for the job. A variety of options are available from a mountable sector

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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

Domenti Apakidze on the Black Sea with his JW Fishers side scan sonar (Photo: JW Fishers)

Sonar Systems Help Search Teams, Scientists and Salvors

scientists to clearly see the varying bottom conditions in different areas. The remote controlled underwater camera system then allows researchers to view and document the variety of marine life that inhabit these unique benthic environments.   Williamson Marine Service has been doing commercial diving and underwater engineering work in Hong Kong since its founding in 1968. The company utilizes an extensive list of high tech equipment in its operations. Video systems are used for inspections of underwater structures and ships. Sonar systems help locate shipwrecks, survey archaeological sites

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New Underwater Metal Detector from JW Fishers

interest in acquiring one of the new detectors as well as several FBI dive units. The new detector has identical performance characteristics to Fishers’ Pulse 8X detector. The SAR-1 not only appealed to the police and public safety divers at the show, a number of marine archaeologists and commercial diving companies were also excited about the possibility of using this new detector in their search operations.    The SAR-1 has rechargeable batteries which power the detector for up to 12 hours. The detector can be used all day long, recharged overnight and ready for another full day

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C-Tecnics Names Pommec Netherlands Distributor

U.K. based subsea equipment and electronics manufacturer C-Tecnics has appointed Pommec as its new distributor in the Netherlands .   Pommec is a European manufacturer and worldwide supplier of commercial diving equipment based in the Netherlands.   C-Tecnics manufactures subsea cameras, lighting, video and communications systems for the diving, ROV, and scientific markets. C-Tecnics also manufacture a range of diver equipment and hyperbaric equipment.   “Teaming up with C-Tecnics as our stocking distributer was a natural route,” said Pommec Sales Director Kees Voogd.

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MTR100: Aqueos Corporation

Subsea service provider Aqueos Corporation offers a full range of services that includes marine construction, commercial diving, remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and vessel contracting services. The Aqueos-designed and -built SPLASH (Special Purpose Live-boat And Survey Hull) solution is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built vessel with a twin jet drive and superior diving capabilities to address and mitigate hazards associated with Live-Boating. SPLASH is based on a proven, durable catamaran type hull and power plant, which produces a rugged, lightweight, stable and high speed vessel. Built specifically

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MTR100: JW Fishers Mfg Inc

For more than 45 years JW Fishers Mfg has specialized in the design and manufacture of high-tech, reasonably priced underwater search equipment. Its side scan sonars, underwater metal detectors, ROVs, and magnetometers are in use by commercial diving companies, public safety dive teams, government agencies, police and military units worldwide. JW Fishers began manufacturing underwater metal detectors for recreational scuba divers, and as demand for its products grew as commercial diving companies and police departments began asking for other types of underwater search equipment, JW Fishers expanded

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