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Posted by capt-ray on July 09, 2001 at 20:21:00:

In Reply to: OIL PLATFORM DIVING posted by BRAD on July 09, 2001 at 19:48:47:

You need to contact the vessel that services the platforms you intent to dive. The basic rule is that the service vessel will need to work from the down swell, down wind corner of the rig. He will be backing in to the rig toward the weather so that the weather will naturally force him away from the rig and he can easily control his position.

He will be available on VHF-16 for hailing. Use your field glasses to identify the vessel. It should be the "DOUG C" although other vessels may be working in the area. PLEASE RESPECT THEM AND ANY ADVISE OR INSTRUCTIONS THEY GIVE. They hold the key to your ability to dive the rigs. Without their permission, you will not be able to dive the area in the future. I have worked closly with them to insure that we have the ability to continue visiting the area and I will personally "have your but" if you fail to observe the appropriate courtesies.


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