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Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued a new Rule Note covering the Classification of Diving Support Units.The Rule Note NR609 sets out requirements for vessels used for manned diving operations whether they are fitted with an air system for shallow diving or a complex saturation system for deep diving.Pierre de Livois, Senior Vice President, Marine & Offshore, Bureau Veritas, says, “The demand for diving support units is strong, with an estimated order book of more than twenty new build vessels. Currently for these vessels a special procedure is applied with ad-hoc survey schemes and technical requirements. Several operators of Offshore Support Vessels have asked BV to develop classification rules to cover the special needs of these units and particularly the diving support capabilities of multipurpose support vessels (MPSV) using portable diving systems.“The rule note addresses the requirements specific to units supporting professional diving including the installation of the diving plant on-board, the interface between the ship and the diving system and the description of the in-service surveys. Among the main issues dealt with are fire safety, electrical energy supply, emergency means of escape, communication means and storage of the oxygen used to enrich the breathing gas.”The latest industry practices are adopted including IMCA recommendations regarding diving.Press Release, August 25, 2014
Government plans to scrap the Administrative Justice & Tribunals Council are ‘misguided’ and ‘perverse’, the body’s chair has told the Ministry of Justice. Responding to the consultation proposing the abolition of the AJTC, Richard Thomas said the independent body, which reviews the administrative justice system and challenges the impact of public policy, provides a valuable service at a ‘relatively minuscule cost’ to the public purse. But the MoJ paper says that it is ‘no longer an efficient or economic use of resources’ to have an independent advisory body carrying out functions in relation to administrative justice. It suggests that the AJTC’s function could be performed by a team of MoJ civil servants, saving an estimated £4.3m over three years. Thomas argues that civil servants within a government department could not provide the independent advice needed in an area where citizens are challenging government. He disputes the cost savings envisaged by the abolition, and questions the timing of the proposal, given heightened concern over both access to justice and the public perceptions of the justice system at a time of increasing economic and social uncertainty. Thomas said: ‘Abolition of the AJTC would see the disappearance of a well-established, well-respected and well-connected body which has a unique overview across the entire system of decision-making, complaints and appeals as it impacts the daily lives of ordinary citizens.’ He said its abolition is ‘perverse’ and ‘misguided’ and should not be pursued. The Public and Commercial Services Union said that the body plays an important role and is ‘more of an irritant and a hindrance to the current administration in its attempts to cut the public sector’. It added: ‘If the current government listened to [the council’s] deliberations it would save millions rather than having to pay out to disgruntled users and members of the public.’
Share Sharing is caring! Chairman of the Police Welfare Association (PWA) Jefferson Drigo says the police are concerned about insurance for police officers on the island.Mr. Drigo made these remarks at a press conference held yesterday at the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU). “The Police Welfare Association and its members are deeply concern as it relates to police officers medical insurance, we have written and have had meetings with the Minister of National Security, with a view of changing our medical insurance.” “To date we have done all that is expected of us, and even identified the best medical insurance and no steps have been taken to address our problems, Mr. Drigo stated.He said the police officers are calling on the necessary authorities to amend the act to facilitate the change of insurance company. He also said that by an act of parliament, CLICO is the medical insurance for the police and it takes months for a claim to be refunded.Meantime Mr. Drigo said there are also concerns of accommodation for police officers. “We the police officers also view our concern on accommodation, for officers, the accommodation in most areas are not the best. We know that the government have taken the decision to increase and improve accommodation in Roseau area and have done some work on some police stations, Mr. Drigo noted.Mr. Drigo said the association is calling on the government to look urgently in the commencement of accommodation promised for the Roseau area. Share 74 Views no discussions Tweet LocalNews PWA wants change to police medical insurance by: Dominica Vibes News – September 19, 2018 Share
This initiative seeks to create awareness among students about the cultural and historical linkages among Caribbean islands as established by the Kalinago during their numerous channel crossings along the island chain. Sharing is caring! Share Ten students and three teachers will arrive in Dominica from Precheur, Martinique via a gommier fabricated traditional Kalinago Pirogue on Saturday May 25, 2019. On this trip, students are scheduled to visit the Kalinago Territory, where they will get an appreciation for the Kalinago culture and will participate in various craft workshops such as laouma reed basket weaving, cassava flour making, traditional dance and calabash painting. Students will also visit the North East Comprehensive School where they will participate in a creole / English exchange. Share 339 Views no discussions LocalNews Press Release: Martinique students to visit Dominica via Traditional Kalinago Pirogue by: – May 24, 2019 The Belle Etoile Middle School in Martinique will be undertaking a cultural exchange and so will be accomplishing a feat by crossing the channel in a traditional kalinago canoe. The group is scheduled to leave Martinique at 08:00am on Saturday May 25, 2019 and arrive at the Roseau Ferry Terminal at 1:00pm. Tweet This group will be led by Mrs. Mauriol Annie-Claude, history and geography teacher at the Belle Etoile Middle School in St. Joseph, Martinique. This visit was facilitated by Dominica’s Honorary Consul based in Martinique and Discover Dominica Authority. Share
TAMPA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams posted strong finishes Friday night at the Pre-Regional Meet hosted by Tampa, as the UWF men’s team took home first place and the women finished fifth. Complete results were not available Friday night, but they will be posted as soon as possible at www.GoArgos.com.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Share Cody Haden (Emmele Photography) UWF cross country men finish first, women fifth at Pre-Regional Meet
All four running machines at Okazawa’s gym in the city of Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, were damaged by the flooding, which was caused by torrential rain, and memorabilia like gloves and banners were covered with mud.The 24-year-old said he was setting up a crowdfunding campaign to cover the repair costs.”I never thought this would happen. I underestimated the threat of a disaster,” he said.Okazawa has made considerable strides under the guidance of the gym’s head, Shunya Aratake, who took the boxer under his wing after he graduated from Chuo University in Tokyo. The Yamagata Prefecture native is expected to win a medal at the delayed Olympics in Japan next summer.For now, though, Okazawa said he will stop practicing and focus on the restoration, as many local residents who support him were also affected by the disaster.”I want to prove that you can accomplish anything if you keep looking forward and give it your all,” he said. “I want to show them.” KEYWORDS Tokyo 2020, Sewon Okazawa Boxer Sewon Okazawa, who will compete in the welterweight division at the Tokyo Olympics, said Tuesday he plans to help repair the damage done to his gym by flooding that has ravaged the nation’s southwest over the past week.”I want to go to the Olympics from this gym,” Okazawa said in a phone interview. “I want to give something back by helping return the gym to its usual condition.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Boxer Sewon Okazawa removes damaged equipment from the ring on Tuesday at his gym in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, after it was hit by flooding. | KYODO RELATED PHOTOS Olympic hopeful boxer Sewon Okazawa helps clean his gym on Tuesday in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, after it suffered damage due to flooding. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5