The US GoM Diving Safety Workgroup is a US GoM focused, non-competitive and non-commercial group of oil and gas operators, transmission companies, commercial diving companies, supporting sub-contractors, organizations and industry stake holders. The group will provide a unified voice to promote and improve diving safety, through the following:
Identification and sharing of best practices
Identify and seek solutions to industry challenges and issues
Review and comment of existing and proposed standards and guidelines
Provide input to the regulators and industry associations
DSWG May Webinar
In lieu of a member meeting, DSWG conducted a webinar featuring Dr. Robert Bourgeois presenting information about Covid-19. A video of the presentation may be viewed below.
A PDF of the information presented may be found here and on the documents page.
Underwater Magazine: Phil Newsum Remembers Randy Abadie
Phil Newsum writes about Randy Abadie in the latest issue of Underwater Magazine.
"On Friday, April 26th, the industry lost a man whose contribution to diver safety needs to be shared with all who should read this."
This article remebering Randy can be found in the May/June 2019 Issue on page 10
The April/May 2017 Issue of Underwater Magazine, which is published by the Association of Diving Contractors International,
features an article about the DSWG meeting that took place at the Neutral Bouyancy Laboratory in the Johnson's Space Center in Houston.
If you have not received the latest issue or read the story online, follow the link below to read the article in digital format.
Again, thank you to everyone for the continued support and progression of the group to lead safety for commercial diving.
Exotic Species Alert - Lionfish (Family Scorpaenidae)
Information, Concerns, Contact:
Lionfish are native to the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Since there are no known Atlantic or Gulf predators, lionfish have quickly expanded their range throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Lionfish are voracious predators and may compete with other important reef fish such as groupers and snappers. Click Here for More Information