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Confined Space Entry Resource Pack – Step Change / MSF

Dear Colleagues, The Marine Safety Forum (https://www.marinesafetyforum.org/) in collaboration with Step Change in Safety (https://www.stepchangeinsafety.net/) has published a Confined Space Entry Resource Pack, including a short video with speaker notes, […]

| Information Note number 1552



Fuel consumption data collection

The IMO is pressing ahead with the development of mandatory short-term measures to reduce CO2 emissions from international shipping as part of its’ commitment to the targets set by the […]

| Information Note number 1549



IMCA Security Committee Bulletin 04/20

The IMCA Security Committee continues to work to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies. Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be […]

| Information Note number 1546

Changes to the French Diver Certification Requirements – Rev. 1

Your attention is brought to the following changes to the French diver qualification, recognition and renewal requirements issued by the French Ministry of Labour with effect from the 1st of […]

| Information Note number 1544

The IOGP Life-Saving Rules – the IMCA position

IMCA supports and promotes the standardisation of safety tools and initiatives across the industry. IOGP’s Life-Saving Rules specifically address nine critical areas where repeated fatalities have occurred. The Rules will […]

| Information Note number 1543

JFD COBRA Safety Notice

Your attention is brought to the following safety notice issued by JFD.  JFD is instructing all users to cease COBRA diving operations immediately until such time as replacement parts can […]

| Information Note number 1537


Environmentally sustainable ship recycling

Ship recycling takes place today using various methods such as beaching, sideways, alongside or dry-docking. The majority of recycling occurs in Asia, particularly Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, with some activity […]

| Information Note number 1535



IMCA Membership Assessment Procedure – Diving Contractor Saturation Upgrade

This document describes the membership application and audit assessment procedure for all companies upgrading from surface supplied diving contractor membership to saturation diving contractor membership of the IMCA Diving Division.

| Information Note number 1528 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 27/20

IMCA Membership Assessment Procedure – Temporary to Full Diving Contractor

This document describes the application and audit assessment procedure for all applicants upgrading from temporary to full contractor membership of the IMCA Diving Division, encompassing both contractors undertaking surface supplied diving operations only and those utilising both surface supplied and saturation diving techniques.

| Information Note number 1527 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 26/20

IMCA Membership Assessment Procedure – Diving Contractor

This document describes the membership application and audit assessment procedure for all new applicants seeking Contractor membership of the IMCA Diving Division, encompassing both contractors undertaking surface supplied diving operations only and those utilising both surface supplied and saturation diving techniques.

| Information Note number 1526 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 25/20

GPS systems – Warning of interference

The United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued revised advisory notice 2020-016-Various-GPS Interference on multiple instances of significant GPS interference that have been reported worldwide. This interference is resulting […]

| Information Note number 1525 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 15/20, IMCA S 01/20

IMCA Security Bulletin 03/20

The IMCA HSSE Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies. Information provided in this regular security bulletin is intended to be used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an

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| Information Note number 1523

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