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Bibby Topaz Incident

Posted by Amanda on September 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (3)

On 19th September...

North Sea

This is from diver onboard

Quick update for you all, Flakey was almost right but a few facts need clarifying:-

Both divers were outside the structure, looks like diver 1's umbilical got a turn around a external transponder bucket on side of structure when run off occurred. Vessel ran off 180 mts and did indeed part his umbilical. It took 26 mins to get the vessel back to over the structure, although the ROV had located him well before tha...

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Accident at Houston school

Posted by Amanda on September 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (2)

The following was on a Houston TV Station's website:

by Doug Miller / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 6:28 PM

 

 

HOUSTON—An accident at a southwest Houston trade school sent two commercial diving students to a hospital in critical condition.

 

The men were training in underwater construction techniques when they were both discovered unconscious, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear how long t...

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Inspection Inspection Inspection

Posted by Amanda on September 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It seems like there has been a vast amount of divers doing there inspection tickets. This is good for Thailand and UK Inspection schools and divers are digging deep to do the courses to potentially make themselves more marketable. But what do you think is it worth it?

Sad Sad Loss

Posted by Amanda on August 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (2)

It is sad to report that SubseaSA has recently been informed that a Nigerian diver has passed away during operations in Nigeria. Further details to follow please also keep a eye out on:

http://www.thediversassociation.com/index.php?/topic/274-nigerian-diver-death-godwin-udoh/

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

 

Hydratight devises clever solutions for Statoil

Posted by Amanda on August 12, 2012 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012

 

Experts from joint integrity and engineering services company Hydratight found an innovative solution to a tricky repair for Statoil, by using a MORGRIP connector to repair a 6in super duplex pipe located within the constrained space of a subsea manifold, 340m under the surface of the North Sea.

 

Hydratight was called in to repair a damaged pipe on a subsea wellhead “Christmas tree” on the Troll C oil and gas platform, 10...

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Deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

Posted by Amanda on August 10, 2012 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

LAGOS - Gunmen attacked a barge belonging to an oil services company off the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, killing two Nigerian sailors and kidnapping four foreigners, officials said.

The suspected sea pirates stormed the vessel in the Gulf of Guinea, an area that has seen a sharp spike in the number of reported marine attacks over the last six months. A spokeswoman for Sea Trucks Group, which provides support vessels to oil companies operating in Nigeria, told AFP that one of the com...

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Pay Cuts in the Gulf

Posted by Amanda on August 6, 2012 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Epic divers and marine has cut beginner saturation rates from 750 and day to 450 a day, and has also lowered its entry level wages for tenders from 16 and hour to 14 an hour, but surely havent cut there rates for clients. This is pretty sad these wages are only obtained by being offshore in which the company is making the same amount of money but they believe since it is so slow in the industry that they can lower the pay standards of the diving industry. These problems are also partly to bla...

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Nigerian Scams

Posted by Amanda on August 6, 2012 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Be very aware of a Nigerian scams offering Job Opportunities for mainly senior personnel like Client Reps. They are very Good and must have integral knowledge of the business or even be on the inside. The are using Shell, Chevron, Nigerian Immigration and Nicon Insurance names to make it look very legit. They are also using Agip Oil and are coming from a UK based Engineering company , yes very professional so look out for this.

SubseaSA Toolbags

Posted by Amanda on July 29, 2012 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Diver Deaths

Posted by Amanda on July 23, 2012 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

So far this year I understand that worldwide, there have been over 30 deaths of commercial divers.

 

Here are just three of them that happened in Spain/Portugal:

 

DATE: 7th June 2011

NAME: David Mato Garrido

AGE: 30 years old

LOCATION: Acuinova Fish Farm. Coimbra. Portugal

COMPANY: MARCOR XOVE.SL

CLIENT: ACUINOVA-PESCANOVA

 

DATE: 5th June 2011

NAME: Julio Dacosta Gallo

AGE: 52 years old

LOCA...

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