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IconAre you prepared? New IMCA safety videos and pocket cards launched

IMCA has launched a new series of mini safety videos, each with a supporting pocket safety card, on the theme of ‘Be Prepared to Work Safely’.

The first ten videos and cards cover: working at height, preventing slips and trips; toolbox talks; manual handling; permit to work; watch your hands; lifting operations; line of fire; lifting equipment; and confined spaced – the dangers. Each video is available to stream online now, with members able to download the pocket cards plus the video files in ten languages.

IconMaking Waves #82 – Quarter 1, 2017

This issue of IMCA’s quarterly newsletter features an exclusive interview on the first US offshore wind project and some of the varied challenges that were overcome in order to deliver it.

Also in this issue: transitioning to the new governance arrangements; this new website and changes to document access and classification; the launch of new safety promotion video shorts; DP guidance and IMO recognition; plus the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.

IconNew IMCA website launched

We’ve launched a new IMCA website, which aims to be clearer and to make it easier to find publications, other member documents and ways to get involved. We’re keen for all feedback to further improve our online presence.

IconIMCA welcomes extra 60 days for public comment on Jones Act

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and their members with vessels active in US waters have welcomed news that the period for public consultation and comment has been extended by an additional 60 days. “This means that we, and others, including our members, and their clients, have until April 18 to comment on the proposals … Continue reading “IMCA welcomes extra 60 days for public comment on Jones Act”

IconIMO accepts IMCA paper as basis for updating DP guidelines

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to continue using the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) document covering as the basis of the IMO Guidelines for Dynamic Positioning System (DP) Operator Training (MSC/Circ.738). The IMCA guidance (IMCA M 117) has recently been revised and earlier this week IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping … Continue reading “IMO accepts IMCA paper as basis for updating DP guidelines”

IconIMCA comments on potential wide sweeping changes to Jones Act decisions

Members of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) with vessels active in US waters, together with their clients, have expressed serious concern over the hasty proposals by the Customs and Border Protection agency to revoke longstanding decisions made over the last 40 years concerning the Jones Act. These proposals, which represent a major change in … Continue reading “IMCA comments on potential wide sweeping changes to Jones Act decisions”

IconIMCA North America Region meeting considers challenges of using ISNetworld

The focus of the first International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) North America Region meeting of the year will be dealing with contractors’ difficulties when using ISNetworld, which was established to streamline the contractor-qualification process by collecting and maintaining current data in one central location, allowing Hiring Clients to assess contractor compliance. The meeting, being held … Continue reading “IMCA North America Region meeting considers challenges of using ISNetworld”

IconBusy spring for IMCA with an extensive seminar and workshop programme

During 2016 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced it had changed its seminar strategy, replacing the traditional large annual event with a series of highly focused technical seminars. These proved very successful, and a commitment was made to build on this strategy in 2017. This has resulted in seven events being scheduled for spring … Continue reading “Busy spring for IMCA with an extensive seminar and workshop programme”