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.
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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
IMCA is making improvements to better protect guidance documents in the members-only area of its website. When these changes are complete IMCA's online technical library will only be available to members logged in to the members' area of the site.
IMCA has issued Safety Flashes 20/16 & 21/16
The promotion of safe working practices is of paramount importance to the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and its members around the globe. Over a two year period, IMCA will be launching 15 short mini-videos, to complement its series of pocket cards.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has revised IMCA D 016 'Guidance on open parachute type underwater air lift bags'. The new version is now available for download.
Issue #11 of CMID & AVI update is now available online. It is designed to keep readers up to date with all aspects of IMCA's Common Marine Inspection Document and the accredited vessel inspector scheme.
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