Underwater Magazine - July/August 2014 - (Page 12)
A MESSAgE FROM ThE ADCI PRESIDEnT ■ CRAIg FORTEnBERy
THE NEWLy RATIfIED CoNSENSUS STANDARDS (Rev. 6.1) have been
posted and are available for a free download on
the ADCI and Underwater Magazine websites.
These standards have been updated in order to
ensure that we are continually providing the
best safety standard in existence for commercial diving operations. Please review and make
note of the changes that have been made to the
newest version (Rev.6.1). If you have any specific
questions or concerns regarding the consensus
standards, please do not hesitate to contact the
The ADCI is currently working on a Nitrox
Diving Supervisor Endorsement that will be
added to our current supervisor certifications. The ADCI Nitrox Diving Supervisor
Endorsement is being developed to address the
need for a separate form of recognition for those
individuals who can demonstrate knowledge and
experience with Nitrox Diving operations. The
Nitrox Diving Supervisor certification assessment will be similar to the supervisor written
assessment currently being utilized.
We have recently become aware of proposed
diving training standards being proposed by organizations not typically involved with training of
commercial divers that are well below the minimum of what is generally accepted as standards for
commercial diving training. We are working diligently to address the problems with these standards
before they get any traction. Also, we are currently
working to address any loopholes within our own
certification program as we try to ensure that the
people who apply for and receive ADCI cards are
competent and qualified at the respective level.
The latest episode from ADCI TV, "The
Importance of Client Education: Preventative
Maintenance," reinforces the importance of having a pre-planned preventative maintenance program and discusses the benefits associated with
them. It features Briant Dozer, ADCI Associate
Member and industry equipment subject matter
expert, addressing the types of issues that might
arise with equipment being mobilized to job sites
and how we might avoid them.
At the last board meeting held in New Orleans
on June 6, an ADCI five year strategic plan was
presented to the board. The format follows a list
of the objectives, goals, strategies, and tactics
the ADCI plans to implement as we go forward
with the Association over the next several years.
Executive Director, Phil Newsum and I will
be traveling to our next USCG Partnership
Action Team meeting held in Washington D.C.
September 11. The ADCI and USCG Partnership
meeting allows us to facilitate interaction with the
USCG on diving safety related issues. The dedication put forth by both parties promotes the goal
of safe diving in the commercial diving industry.
An executive committee meeting will be held
in Las Vegas on October 9, followed by a board
meeting on the 10th. The meetings are being
held in conjunction with a West Coast Chapter
meeting and event which will occur that weekend.
Thank You and Dive Safe!
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Underwater Magazine - July/August 2014
Board of Directors
Executive Director’s Message
Commercial Diving in the Inland Sector
Life or Death in the ‘Golden Hour’
Mark V Monument Scholarship
Philippine and US Navy Seabee Divers Conduct Joint Training During Exercise
Joint Underwater Concrete Placement - FOAL Eagle 2014
Seabee Divers Complete Deep Water Mooring Inspections
Artemis Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Searches for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
New ADCI Members
Delta Subsea and Foundocean Ink New Deal in Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela
Underwater Metal Detectors for Law Enforcement and Commercial Diving
ADCI Advisory Notice Archives
Index to Advertisers
Underwater Magazine - July/August 2014