Coast Guard and ADCI announce partnership to help promote safety within the commercial diving industry

Coast Guard Headquarters NewsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Association of Diving Contractors International announced Monday an agreement to form a Partnership Action Team to promote and improve safety within the commercial diving industry.

The Coast Guard and ADCI seek to achieve improved safety within the industry through enhanced communication, collaboration and cooperation. The intention of the agreement is to complement other industry partnerships and provide a more efficient means for joint Coast Guard and ADCI interactions.

“Today’s agreement aligns our shared efforts to elevate commercial diving safety standards,” said Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, the assistant commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship. “As the effort to revise commercial diving regulations continues, I’m hopeful this partnership will improve effectiveness by bringing the Coast Guard and the represented segment of industry together in a cooperative effort to enhance diver safety and environmental protection within the commercial diving community.”

ADCI represents more than 500 companies with a diverse membership whose stated mission is the improving of safety and efficiency of commercial diving operations worldwide.

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