IMCA ’s Marine Division is concerned with all aspects of specialist vessel operations and marine equipment, with a focus on dynamic positioning (DP) and general marine construction.
IMCA Marine Division members operate the specialist vessels that are used both directly to undertake offshore and subsea construction, pipe and cable laying and supply activities, and to support the work of contractors in our other technical divisions – Diving, Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV. They also operate accommodation and drilling vessels, shuttle tankers and floating production units.
We provide members with guidance on topics ranging from lifting operations and the design and specification of vessels and equipment through to work planning and procedures. We also focus on personnel training, certification and ongoing competence assessment.
Vessel auditing and inspection is an important area of activity. Our Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) aims to reduce the number of inspections carried out on individual marine vessels by providing a common standard.
IMCA members can view further information on the work of the Marine Division Management Committee in the IMCA members-only area of the website.
The marine contracting industry relies on a variety of specialist vessels to support its global operations
DP technology enables a vessel to maintain its position and heading using sophisticated positioning systems
IMCA ’s Marine Division assists its members to ensure the availability of personnel with the necessary skills and training to support the industry’s global operations.
If you are a member, we'd like to display your company's pictures of the important work you do on our new website.
IMCA's library holds over 200 guidance documents covering everything that you might need to know about the marine contracting industry
All Marine Division Publications
Full IMCA Publications Catalogue
IMCA Members-only area
• Dynamic Positioning: an in depth interview with retiring IMCA specialist Ian Giddings, on developments, where DP is heading next and what IMCA's role is • US offshore wind - ready to go • IMCA Annual Seminar 2014 highlights and insights • IMCA D 016 revision 'in the bag'
To better represent its members, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is launching a new membership structure from 1 January 2015.
Supplying information on safety incidents and thus contributing to safety flashes issued by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), is an important tool information and knowledge sharing tool. This year (2014) has seen a record number of safety incidents (over a hundred) issued in 19 flashes to members around the world.
Denis Welch, the recently appointed Regional Director Asia-Pacific of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), has been invited to serve as an Observer in the meetings of the Singapore Shipping Association’s (SSA) Offshore Services Committee (2013/2015).
In this update (#9) we introduce the new members of IMCA's CMID team and look forward to the changes planned for CMID issue 9 and the accreditation of vessel inspectors.
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