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 is the Cover Story in Underwater Magazine
The Executive Board was pleasantly surprised recently when certain members received the March / April 2015 issue of Underwater Magazine which is published by the Association of Diving Contractors International. The cover story in this issue is about the US GOM Diving Safety Work Group and discusses the vision of our group and provides examples of the documents that we have published over the last few years. It describes the different committees that have been formed to work industry issues and provides examples of relationships that have been established within industry groups as well as regulatory agencies.
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)
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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