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Oil Removal Ops Start on Sunken Sea Worker

February 15, 2016

Operations on the removal of diesel oil from the capsized jack-up barge Sea Worker started on February 11, 2016. A2SEA’s Sea Worker, equipped to operate in the offshore wind sector, capsized on February 03 off the Coast of Hvide Sande, Denmark. The capsizing occurred due to harsh weather on the site, which also hampered inspection… Continue Reading »

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Commercial Diver Pay Scale

February 9, 2016

Commercial Diver Pay Scale. Commercial divers inspect, repair and construct structures underwater. Often these structures are man-made, such as bridge pilings, submerged pipes and oil rigs, although commercial divers may also be employed to carry out scientific surveys of natural phenomena as well. Salary levels for the profession depend upon factors such as location and… Continue Reading »

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Commercial Diver – Job Description and Abilities Needed – Part 3

February 7, 2016

Abilities Needed for: “Commercial Diver”   1) Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. 2) Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is… Continue Reading »

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Subsea 7 Scores Long-Term Gig Off UK

February 5, 2016

Subsea 7 has been awarded a three-year frame agreement, with four one-year options, for six North Sea clients: Chevron North Sea Limited, Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, Hess Denmark APS, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited and TAQA Bratani Limited. Under this frame agreement, Subsea 7 will continue to provide Diving Support Vessel… Continue Reading »

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TYPES OF DIVING

January 27, 2016

Scuba diving may be performed for a number of reasons, both personal and professional. Most people begin through recreational diving, which is performed purely for enjoyment and has a number of distinct technical disciplines to increase interest underwater, such as cave diving, wreck diving, ice diving and deep diving. Divers may be employed professionally to… Continue Reading »

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Salvage diving: 3 possible complications to watch out for

January 25, 2016

Commercial diving companies may need to find an insurance provider that won’t just write standard, general coverage policies, but will also know their situation specifically. Salvage divers may be called to work in varying environments, which makes preparing for the worst a necessity, especially given the high costs of damages. Here are some possible complications… Continue Reading »

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What It’s Like To Be A Female Saturation Diver

January 6, 2016

I was 24 and living in Vieques, Puerto Rico, when I overheard Navy divers in a bar talking about $100,000-a-year incomes. I had no idea what commercial diving was, but I went ahead and signed up for a course with Ocean Corporation. On day one, the school owner gave a speech: “You are going to… Continue Reading »

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DNV GL to Accept In-Water ROV Inspection of Ship’s Bottom

November 23, 2015

DNV GL has informed that it accepts underwater examination of a ship’s bottom by means of remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) on a case by case basis. A remote means of examination, typically an ROV,  may be used to carry out relevant parts of the in-water bottom survey referring to the “Rules for Classification of… Continue Reading »

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Difference between Offshore and Onshore Diving

November 20, 2015

Divers that are members of professional or commercial diving organisations are very aware of the differences between offshore and onshore diving, but the amateur diver may not appreciate the distinct requirements of each situation. An understanding of what is needed for each environment is crucial for both the safety and the enjoyment aspects of diving…. Continue Reading »

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