Welcome to IMCA

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing companies and organisations engaged in delivering offshore, marine and underwater solutions. Our core purpose is improving performance in the marine contracting industry by championing better regulation and enhancing operational integrity.

  • About IMCA

    IMCA operates with a global focus via a structure of technical committees made up of experts elected from member companies, supported by a small, focused secretariat in London. We are a respected voice around the world promoting good practice, particularly in the areas of health, safety and environment, quality and efficiency, as well as providing technical guidance.

    Good communication with our 1000+ company members via a variety of documents, our website and meetings encourages the sharing of experience, ideas and aspirations..

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  • Membership

    There is a host of member benefits to joining IMCA and aligning with our world-wide membership community. All companies who join IMCA benefit from our good practice guidance, based on members' cumulative global experience.


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  • IMCA Publications

    IMCA’s online library holds over 200 guidance documents, codes of practice, industry guidelines and audit templates. To see a full list of what's available as a free download, or to purchase please see our full IMCA Publications Catalogue

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    Open your horizons by considering one of the many exciting roles available in the marine contracting world. The industry is expanding rapidly with new offshore construction vessels, drilling rigs, remotely-operated vehicles and diving systems entering service.

    So break away from the confines of a 9 to 5, office-bound career and find out how to join this exciting, forward-looking industry where the challenges - and the rewards - are all beyond the ordinary.

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    Latest News

    Read the latest information for the marine contracting industry, ranging from the latest legislation to topical trends and current industry debates.


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    IMCA organises a regular programme of meetings and events all over the world. We also support conferences run by other organisations which may interest our members.

    See IMCA's schedule of events in 2017: