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US Sets New Offshore Oil Safety Rules

April 16, 2016

The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled new oil well control rules to prevent the kind of blowout that happened six years ago on a BP Plc rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced the finalized regulations, which include more stringent design requirements and operational procedures for… Continue Reading »

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Why diving contractors don’t need to fear safety audits

April 14, 2016

Commercial diving businesses should always push for better safety, but sometimes learning the truth about their safety compliance can be tough. The Association of Diving Contractors International is a key resource for companies hoping to identify problem points, as their official audits can help businesses find ways to improve. However, operators that aren’t familiar with the audit process… Continue Reading »

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Underwater Welding Dangers

April 13, 2016

Underwater welding is indeed a very unique and a rewarding career, but it involves a number of risks. Here’s a bit about the dangers involved in underwater welding. Quick Fact In 1932, a Soviet engineer, Konstantin Konstantinovich Khrenov invented underwater welding technique, and it was widely applied by the Soviet Navy at the time of… Continue Reading »

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How saturation diving is embracing safety

April 11, 2016

Good news for commercial diving contractors: the saturation diving industry is changing, and it could be for the benefit of safer divers. The latest issue of Underwater Magazine featured an in-depth look at the changes coming to SAT diving. According to experienced diver Mike Brown, comfort and security have increased as divers gained access to more technology. While… Continue Reading »

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The Vital Importance of Dive Tenders

April 5, 2016

True or False? Commercial diving is a solitary job. False. Commercial divers are never alone! Even if a commercial diver is the only person in the water, he or she is never alone. For every commercial diver in the water, there are three additional people on the surface: two dive tenders, and one backup diver… Continue Reading »

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Types of Underwater Welding

April 4, 2016

The process of welding, at high pressure environments is referred to as Hyperbaric Welding. This one is the situation when we are going to weld under water. There are two methods to conduct underwater welding; dry (inside the dry safe chambers) referred to as dry hyperbaric welding procedure and wet (welding in presence of water)… Continue Reading »

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Following the latest best salvage practices

April 2, 2016

As a professional salvage company, it’s good to abide by the most current industry standards for proper practice. It may be better, however, to constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve. The American Salvage Association includes this as one of their “salvage safety standards.” Members are encouraged to not just be safe, but… Continue Reading »

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Re-examination can verify diver recovery

March 30, 2016

Before divers start their work underwater, the Association of Diving Contractors International recommends a preemptive medical exam. The exams don’t stop there, though: the association also requires divers to undergo regular exams throughout their careers. This is especially important when commercial divers returns to work after a serious illness has kept them out of commission. ADCI Guidelines state that,… Continue Reading »

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