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Safety

There are a number of safety incidents to report this newsletter, predominately from international locations but also one from Australian waters. IMCA Safety Flashes SF 20/21: Failure of dive chamber overhead door centre pin SF 21/21: COBRA bailout system –…

NSW Police Search and Rescue Award

Congratulations to members of the New South Wales Police Diving Unit, an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment (ATE), who were recently recognised in the Australian 2021 National Search and Rescue Awards. The Professional Search and Rescue Award was awarded to NSW…

ADAS Training in Brisbane, Australia

ADAS school, the Commercial Dive Academy (CDA), has recently gained approval to conduct training and assessment in Brisbane, Australia. After submitting a successful application to ADAS in order to conduct training outside of Tasmania, CDA now offers training and assessment…

Maritime Union of Australia Meeting

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is holding a meeting with members of the Victorian commercial diving industry in December in order to discuss future negotiations in the industry.  The meeting will be held at the MUA offices in West…

DiveSafe

ADAS school, BURC, which is located in Turkey is currently involved in Project DiveSafe, a consortium of diving organisations aiming to develop an integrated system for scientific and environmental underwater systems. The project receives funding from the European Maritime and…

Subsea Training Centre Closure

The New Zealand based ADAS training school, Subsea Training Centre, ceased trading on the 9th of July 2021. The training school, based in Huntly, has closed its doors after many years of providing high quality training in a range of…

Offshore Worker Mental Health Survey

In an effort to understand and develop support for mental health issues affecting offshore workers, especially those affected by COVID-19, a tripartite Mental Health Working Group (MHWG) has worked with two major Australian universities to develop a mental health survey…

Safety

This issue we share four Safety Events reported by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), including valuable lessons learnt from a real time recovery of an incapacitated diver from a wet bell; and a NOPSEMA Safety Alert relating to a…

MarineJobs Recruitment Website

A new recruitment website, MarineJobs, has recently been launched to provide both job seekers and employers a centralised platform to search for jobs and workers in the maritime industry. MarineJobs is a collaborative effort by Marina Industries Association, Boating Industry…

ADAS Mentoring Program

Are you an experienced female diver or diving supervisor who would like to provide guidance and assistance to ADAS students and new graduates?  Then we need you!  The ADAS Board of Directors has recently approved the development of a mentoring…

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