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IMCA Safety Flash

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) issued safety flash 22/15 in December relating to significant incidents reported by IMCA member companies. Safety flash 22/15 includes details about corrosion related failure of bolts used to secure lifeboat winches; catastrophic failure of…

ADAS Diving Supervisor Simulator

ADAS diving supervisor simulators help students meet critical competency requirements. The ADAS diving supervisor simulators, which were a world first development by ADAS in 2011, are now available for use by diving supervisors who either need to gain panel hours…

ADAS Remembers Bruce “Bruco” Thompson

Bruce Thompson, contributor to the establishment of ADAS, passes away at the age of 78 after a long and illustrious career in both military and commercial diving industries. Beginning his diving career at the age of 22, Bruce was an…

New ADAS Cards Explained

An information page explaining the new ADAS cards has been developed. In May 2015 the new look ADAS cards were launched and have been issued to new and existing ADAS members since that time. Due to the changes between the…

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Safety in Diving

Three articles which show different aspects of safety at work and some interesting resources for you to use.   As always, dive team safety is an integral part of any work within the diving industry. Below are three articles which…

NSW Police Diving Unit Member Retires

After 35 years, Sergeant John Marshall recently left the NSW Police Dive Squad, or has he? Sergeant John Marshall recently retired from the NSW Police Force. John has been the Service Technician for the NSW Police Diving Unit for the…

ADAS SCUBA Review

ADAS undertakes a major review of occupational SCUBA training. Many of you may now have heard about a tragic incident that occurred at an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment earlier this year, where trainee diver Mark Murphy sadly lost his life.…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Ken Zimmerman writes about his love of collecting diving helmets The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!! My Diver’s “Mancave” Yeah, beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder and only another collector, especially one who dives, could really…

Commercial Management of Scientific Divers

ADAS divers are meeting scientific requirements for major offshore projects. Scientific monitoring programs around commercial oil and gas developments usually require the underwater application of knowledge gained over years of university study of marine biology. However, diving conditions, legal requirements…

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IMCA Update

Jane Bugler of IMCA has provided the following information regarding IMCA systems. Underwater Lifting and Rigging IMCA has an active workgroup developing guidance on underwater rigging and lifting which is intended to complement IMCA’s offshore lifting operations guidance.  The workgroup…

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