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Hydrex Dives Twice in Mexico

April 5, 2016

Last month Hydrex performed underwater thruster operations on two vessels simultaneously in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Repairs were carried out on both azimuth thrusters of an FPSO, while the blade and shaft seals of the stern thruster of a 180-meter heavy load carrier were replaced. The stern thruster tunnel of the heavy load carrier was sealed off with… Continue Reading »

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Brand new name for quality diving professionals

August 25, 2015

FORMERLY known as Fremantle Diving Centre, Fremantle Commercial Diving is no stranger to the commercial diving business. For more than 30 years Fremantle Commercial Diving has specialised in six key areas of commercial diving: construction, inspection, maintenance, mining, potable diving and shipping. Jointly managed by founder Peter Henry and Antony Old, the company has recently been… Continue Reading »

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From Fun to a Fulifilling Career, Salvage Diving

August 25, 2015

According to Confucius, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Truer words have never been said when it comes to choosing a career. Most of us are inclined towards water activities especially during summer season. Diving is an extremely popular leisure sport for anyone physically… Continue Reading »

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How Drones Can Improve Commercial Diving Safety

August 10, 2015

The maritime industry employs commercial divers on a full-time or contract basis to provide inspections or maintenance of offshore structures beneath the surface of the ocean. Given the harsh environment and the depths at which they are required to work, commercial diving is an especially dangerous job. Because of the specialization of their work, commercial… Continue Reading »

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Should commercial divers consume energy drinks?

July 28, 2015

Commercial diving work can be intensive, so it’s not surprising to think that workers might rely on supplements to stay mentally engaged with their work. It’s telling that the Water Welders website lists “stimulants” such as coffee, energy drinks and candy, under its list of expenses for this position, alongside rent, food, and insurance. The… Continue Reading »

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Will ROVs ever completely replace human divers?

July 24, 2015

Written by Jeremy Cresswell – 22/07/2015 3:00 pm With increasing demand for remotely operated vehicles, depth, cost, power and safety are powerful arguments The development and subsequent growth in demand for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) emerged due to a desire to explore depths and work beyond the reach traditionally carried out by divers. Since their… Continue Reading »

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Underwater Resources, Inc. Relocates Headquarters and Improves Online Experience

July 14, 2015

Underwater Resources, Inc., a marine construction and underwater welding company operating out of California, is pleased to announce that it has relocated its headquarters from San Francisco, CA to San Leandro, CA. To coincide with this move, the company has also consolidated and streamlined its online presence through an updated website and comprehensive online branding… Continue Reading »

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When is a commercial diver a seaman? 3 factors to consider

June 3, 2015

The Jones Act of 1920 is a crucial piece of maritime legislation that can affect the fate of commercial divers who are injured. As attorneys Delise & Hall mention on their website, the Act gives divers some legal protections in the event of injury. However, to determine if an employee is covered, they need to be designated as… Continue Reading »

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Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Transfer Shuttles

February 17, 2015

SMP have recently been contracted to build TBM Personnel Transfer Shuttles for a major tunnelling project. Transfer Shuttles are used for transferring compressed air workers/divers from the air locks of the TBM to the main decompression complex. The Shuttle is designed to accommodate 2 men in the entry lock and 6 men in the main… Continue Reading »

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MYTH BUSTING SAFETY ATTITUDES IN COMMERCIAL DIVING

February 17, 2015

This is the PDF of the presentation, comments from survey respondents, and samples of the Operating Experience which INPO (Institute of Nuclear Power Operators) has given me permission to share with Commercial Divers all around the world. It is important we start and continue open, frank, and engaged communication. How can we improve, or find… Continue Reading »

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