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Ship Husbandry Diving Guidance

Due to a continuing number of diver fatalities relating to ship husbandry (although thankfully none in Australia), IMCA, IOGP, and ADCI have collaborated to produce a guidance document aimed to alleviate this worrying trend.

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has requested ADAS’ assistance in drawing attention to the number of fatalities and serious injuries suffered by divers conducting ship inspections and other underwater husbandry work.

IMCA, along with the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) and the Association of Diving Contractors (ADCI), are members of the International Diving Industry Forum (IDIF) which is collectively working to raise awareness of the dangers of shallow water diving on ships in ports, harbours, and anchorages.  The Underwater Ship Husbandry (UWSH) for Ocean-Going Ship guidance document has been created and is available to all industry stakeholders.  The guidance document provides guidelines for safety considerations, recommended operational guidelines, and training specific to underwater ship husbandry operations.

For more details, see the UWSH Guidance document.

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