Fisk Marine Announces Panel Discussion and 7th Annual Divers' Welcome Seafood Boil

Feb 18, 2016, 08:00 ET from Fisk Marine Insurance International

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisk Marine Insurance International is announcing a panel discussion and following get-together on February 23, the opening day of the Underwater Intervention event. For no cost, attendees can participate in a meet and greet and panel presentation, followed by the 7th annual Fisk Marine Divers' Welcome Seafood Boil.

The panel will take place at the Hyatt Place Convention Center, Meeting Room 1, 881 Convention Boulevard in New Orleans, directly opposite where Underwater Intervention is held. The meet and greet will begin at 1:00 PM, and the presentation will start at 2:00, to be no later than 5:00 PM. After this, the Seafood Boil is scheduled for 5:30 PM at the Rusty Nail: this is a new venue for this event, located at 1100 Constance St, within walking distance of the Hyatt.

Project Managers, Dive Supervisors/Superintendents, Saturation Technician, Supervisor, Life Support Technician and Divers are all invited to attend the panel and will receive priority seating. The panel discussion will center around the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's SEMS planning requirements and what to expect from United States Coast Guard regulation changes.

John Carl Roat will moderate the panel. The nine other scheduled participants include Dennis Fahr (Coast Guard CFR/Regulation Team), Mike Garrett (OGP Company Representative), Mike Ehlers (Saturation Services), Brian Musgrove (Dive Supervisor/Project Mgr), LCDR Greg C. Mosko (US Coast Guard National Technical Advisor, Outer Continental), Robert Carroll (BSEE SEMS Expert), Allan Palmer (VP Operation Manager), Peter Sieniewicz (IMCA Diving Technical Advisor) and Vic Merritt (HR & HSE Compliance).

SEMS understanding plays an important role in avoiding BSEE penalties. Brian Salerno, director of the organization, has cited more than 20 offshore operators for compliance issues.

"An effective, fully implemented SEMS program is essential to reducing risks across offshore operations," he said in a 2013 press release. "BSEE must be assured that companies are addressing the key elements of SEMS and that they are not needlessly putting their workers and the environment at risk. We will vigorously enforce compliance with this fundamental requirement." Visitors to this panel will learn more about the current state of regulation within these federal marine organizations.

Fisk Marine Insurance International is the leading provider of insurance for Commercial Diving and Marine Contractors. With more than 25 years of experience insuring these operations, Fisk Marine personnel have helped companies through some very challenging industry cycles. Contact us for more information or visit our website:

Johnny Fisk
Fisk Marine Insurance Int'l
8110 Breakwater Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124-1616
(504) 302-4400

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