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People & Company News SEA CON ExpandsWith SEA CON?s growth comes the need to add staff. To that end, SEA CON recently welcomed to its sales team Mi-chael Michulka, Leighton Mauro and Gary Kelly. Michulka is a graduate of the Institute of Electronic Science at Texas A&M University. He is based in Texas and is a member of the Texas State guard serving as a Staff Sergeant. Mauro, an existing member of the SEA CON team, has started his new role as Gulf Coast Sales and is also based in Texas, supporting sales in the Gulf Coast area. Formerly with Teledyne Impulse- PDM, Kelly joins the SEA CON sales team as U.K. Sales Manager and brings with him a combination of knowledge, experience and consultative sales skills. Based in the U.K., Gary will focus his initial efforts on supporting U.K. sales. OSIL: Successful Year OSIL reports a good year selling be-spoke data buoys in 2012, and with a new contract for three data buoys sup- plied in Dubai at the beginning of the year, 2013 is expected to be another suc- cessful year in the data buoy market. Applied Acoustics Applied Acoustic Engineering appoint- ed a new distributor in Australia. West- ern Advance pty Ltd. is an independent supplier to the oil and gas, defense and security industries based in Perth, West- ern Australia. As well as providing proj- ect design, equipment supply, installa- tion, commissioning and  eld support to diverse Australian companies, Western Advance is a specialist distributor to the offshore survey and construction indus- try. Hosting Knowledge Sharing Events In the wake of the recent opening of new MacArtney Inc. of ces on the Western U.S. Seaboard, MacArtney Pa- ci c Northwest and West Coast Opera- tions will be opening doors to ambitious ?Lunch and Learn? knowledge sharing and networking events. MacArtney customers, along with other interested parties, are invited to share a lunch while learning, sharing knowledge and networking with industry professionals within the realm of underwater technol- ogy. As the main attraction, MacArtney?s experienced Technical Director, Steen Worsøe, will be  own in from the Ma- cArtney Group headquarters in Den- mark. Mr. Worsøe will give a presenta- tion on ?Cathodic Delamination? - the invisible ?killer? of rubber molded con- nectors, hereunder outlining how one can identify, understand and prevent this detrimental phenomenon. OceanWorks: Survey, Upgrades for Turkish Navy OceanWorks International announced the delivery of a system upgrade, Lloyd?s certi cation renewal and completion of sea trials for the Turkish Navy?s Atmospheric Diving Suit system. After  ve years of operation, the Turkish Hardsuit Atmospheric Diving System (ADS) was returned to OceanWorks International to complete the major Lloyd?s survey and to upgrade the system electronics to the latest con guration. The Hardsuit Quantum has been upgraded to include new LED lights, a new low-light pan and tilt camera and an updated pilot control system which allows for redundant surface controls. A new electronic panel sys- tem inside the suit also improves accessibility for maintenance. The up- grade to the Quantum II con guration offers much improved operational, maintenance and training features. The contract included provision of a temporary replacement ADS system to ensure that the Turkish Navy did not experience any interruption of their rescue and salvage capabilities during this upgrade and refurbish- ment period. The upgrades and major survey represent a strong commit- ment by the Turkish Navy to the Hardsuit ADS system as the cornerstone of their submarine rescue capability. Michulka March 2013 68 MTRMTR #2 (66-80).indd 68MTR #2 (66-80).indd 683/7/2013 9:50:38 AM3/7/2013 9:50:38 AM

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