IMCA News

Keep up-to-date with the latest IMCA news in press releases and quarterly newsletters. You can browse all of our news articles below - as well as see 'Making Waves’, our quarterly newsletter (the most recent issue is available for download by members only) and ‘CMID update’, our quarterly Common Marine Inspection Document update.

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  • Turbine Transfers Vessel ‘Porth Dinllaen’ Helps Save Cruise Ship Passenger

    12 January 2015

    We all love a good news story, and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) delights in hearing good news involving seafarers. “We have just received a splendid story via the National Workboat Association (an IMCA member) involving one of Turbine Transfers’ vessels, and feel it is too good to keep to ourselves,” explains IMCA’s Chief Executive, Chris Charman.
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  • Hyperbaric Evacuation in the IMCA Spotlight

    12 January 2015

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has recently published the revised document ‘Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems (HES) Interface Requirements’ (IMCA D 051 Rev. 1); and an Information Note that demonstrates the importance of cross-industry collaboration of a topic as vital to safety as hyperbaric evacuation.
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  • Time to Talk PLCS in Diving Systems

    12 January 2015

    Since 2010 diving systems featuring programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have undergone rapid development. With use of these systems set to continue to rise, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has taken the initiative to future-proof by organising a workshop in Amsterdam on 11 March 2015 to discuss the big issues.
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  • Understanding Biodegradable Lubricants

    6 January 2015

    A question often heard in offshore and marine circles is “What is a green oil?” That leads on to “What is an oil spill?” Following a successful workshop on the subject at the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar in 2012, a new publication ‘Understanding Biodegradable Lubricants: An Introduction to ‘Green’ Oil in Hydraulic Systems Offshore’ (IMCA R 019) is now available to help answer these questions, and alleviate some of the confusion.
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  • Creating an Annual DP Trials Programme

    6 January 2015

    ‘Give me an example’ ... ‘How is that done?’ ... Learning from others is a vital part of business life. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has just published ‘Example Redundancy Concept and Annual DP Trials for a DP Class 3 Construction Vessel’ (IMCA M 225)
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