|Mr Paul Stansfield, General Manager, Africa Diving Services|
Mr Paul Stansfield, the General Manager, Africa Diving Services (ADS), has
called on the government to ensure enforcement of diving regulations in Nigeria
to boost the capacity.
Stansfield made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Lagos.
build the needed confidence in the standards as required internationally.
implemented to cover both offshore and inshore operations.
seriously because that is where we work generally. But safety-wise, I will say
inshore should be more regulated.
far as I am aware is done by oil companies.
work goes on, but there is no regulation from government; just the oil
companies and contractors themselves,’’ he said.
due to emerging projects in Nigeria and West Africa generally that require
divers to fit into “saturation’’ diving level.
metres under the water.
international companies are heading this way, trying to muscle in on Nigeria.
work, lots of new fields, lot of developments going on.
Nigeria, there are no saturation divers.’’
Contractors Association (IMCA) qualification which is a world-class recognised
certification in diving.
financing, the Nigerian divers could benefit from a proposed training facility
by the Nigerian Navy which needed private investment.
Vehicles (ROVs) could dive beyond 300 meters in cases of rescue in sea