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IMCA Launches Code of Conduct for Members

New Code of Conduct Fully in line with 2018 ethics programme The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has developed a new Code of Conduct for its Members. This represents the final stage of a three stage programme launched this year, comprising: A Code of Practice for the Secretariat. An Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) eLearning module for its membership. A set of high level ethical principles and commitments incorporated in a Code of Conduct expected of its Members. The Code has been developed by a Workgroup of IMCA’s Contracts and Insurance Committee, comprising ethics and compliance specialists from leading contractors. The

IMCA Adds Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Specialist to its Technical Team

Andre Rose joins IMCA as Technical Adviser The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Andre Rose as Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV. Andre has spent most of the last 18 years working in the ROV industry. This has included time as a Pilot/Technician, Superintendent, ROV Manager and Client Representative. He has a background with the Royal Navy, where he spent 19 years in its Fleet Air Arm working with rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Initially, he completed an apprenticeship in aircraft mechanical engineering, before being trained as an avionics engineer.  When he

IMCA Adds Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Specialist to its Technical Team

Andre Rose joins IMCA as Technical Adviser The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Andre Rose as Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV. Andre has spent most of the last 18 years working in the ROV industry. This has included time as a Pilot/Technician, Superintendent, ROV Manager and Client Representative. He has a background with the Royal Navy, where he spent 19 years in its Fleet Air Arm working with rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Initially, he completed an apprenticeship in aircraft mechanical engineering, before being trained as an avionics engineer.  When he

IMCA Publishes its Latest DP Station Keeping Bulletin

The IMCA DP Station Keeping Bulletin is the 4th this year The Bulletin proves to be invaluable to DP crew The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) has published its latest Dynamic Positioning (DP) Station Keeping Bulletin. Published quarterly, the Bulletin is a reliable channel for providing feedback on DP events to the industry. The Bulletin, the fourth this year, features reports on the isolation of backup supplies to DP critical equipment; inadequate shallow water lay-up and reactivation procedures; and the use of third-party equipment leading to an undesired DP event. It also includes a timely reminder of a trend in

IMCA Award Winners Announced at Annual Seminar

MMA Offshore and Subsea 7 joint winners of IMCA’s Safety Award TechnipFMC wins IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Award The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced the winners of its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards at its Annual Seminar in The Hague. In a sold-out event of 300 delegates with executives and senior managers from operating companies and contractors, the winning entries were announced. TechnipFMC won the Environmental Sustainability Award for the ‘Elimination of employee generated single-use plastics’. The award was presented by Atle Reinseth, Equinor’s VP for Project Development. There were two winners of the Safety Award. MMA Offshore for its

IMCA Holds Highly Successful Annual Seminar

Inspirational speakers captivate an audience of 300 delegates from across the industry The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar was enthusiastically greeted by delegates in a packed theatre at The World Forum in The Hague last week. Nearly 300 managers and executives from across the globe attended the two-day sell-out Seminar with its theme ‘Working together – getting back to business: Oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’. The Seminar brought together an impressive line-up of speakers with senior executives from operating companies BP, Equinor, Neptune Energy and Shell; leading contractors in the industry, including Allseas, McDermott,

IMCA Announces Shortlists for Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards

Finalists announced for IMCA awards Awards to be presented at IMCA’s Annual Seminar, 28-29 November The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the finalists for its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards. Three companies have been short-listed for each award. Both awards will be presented on Day 1 of IMCA’s Annual Seminar, on 28 November at the World Forum in The Hague, The Netherlands. The awards are based on the best safety and environmental sustainability initiatives developed by IMCA member companies over the past two years. The three companies shortlisted for the Safety Award are: MMA Offshore for its strategy

IMCA Launches Ethics and Compliance Programme

Doing Business Without Bribery – a free online ABC training program for its Members IMCA is developing an ethics programme to support its membership comprising three phases: A Code of Practice for the Secretariat which was put in place earlier this year. An Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) eLearning module for its membership. A set of high level ethical principles incorporated in a Code of Conduct expected of its Members. IMCA has been working with Transparency International (TI) in customising its online eLearning module called Doing Business Without Bribery and is making this freely available to all Members. TI is well

IMCA Appoints Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs

Maritime lawyer joins the IMCA Secretariat The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Margaret Fitzgerald as its Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs. She will represent the Association on all regulatory matters and lead its involvement with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), where IMCA holds non-governmental observer status. Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in shipping. She previously worked for the IMO Secretariat, leading on the development of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and related regulations on the carriage of hazardous chemicals and noxious and polluting substances, including the HNS Convention. She subsequently worked for a member of

IMCA Appoints Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs

Maritime lawyer joins the IMCA Secretariat The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Margaret Fitzgerald as its Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs. She will represent the Association on all regulatory matters and lead its involvement with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), where IMCA holds non-governmental observer status. Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in shipping. She previously worked for the IMO Secretariat, leading on the development of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and related regulations on the carriage of hazardous chemicals and noxious and polluting substances, including the HNS Convention. She subsequently worked for a member of

IMCA Publishes New Guidance on Divers' Health, Fitness and Medical Issues

Diver health (medical fitness) and physical fitness issues need to be managed more effectively The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘Guidance on Health, Fitness and Medical Issues in Diving Operations‘ (IMCA D 061) has been prepared in response to concerns about how best to address certain problematic diver health, fitness and medical issues identified by IMCA’s Diving Division members. “IMCA members have become concerned that the number of workplace incidents connected to diver health (medical fitness) and physical fitness appears to be growing.Key factors are identified in D 061 that underlie many of these incidents. This rising trend

IMCA Launches eCMID 11 and eMISW 4 Question Sets

Updated eCMID question sets include cyber security, Maritime Labour Convention and vessel reactivation IMCA M 167 rewritten as single reference point on inspection process and report use The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched an updated suite of question sets in issue 11 of the eCMID and issue 4 of the eMISW vessel inspection report forms. It has also rewritten IMCA M 167 to serve as single reference point on the inspection process and correct use of the report form. New features and revisions have been introduced following a consultation with users by IMCA. Questions have been added on

IMCA to Hold Topic-Rich IMCA North America Regional Meeting in Houston

Presentations on North American offshore wind; and ADCI and IMCA working together Workshop and panel discussion to help determine IMCA’s North America work programme The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding its North America Regional meeting in Houston on Thursday October 25. This will provide an opportunity for IMCA members and guests to obtain an update on the Association’s activities; take part in a workshop that will contribute to IMCA’s work in the region; and receive presentations on offshore wind in North America and the ongoing work with the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI). The morning meeting will

IMCA to focus on training at Regional Meeting in Rio de Janeiro

Focus on aspects of training Speakers from IMCA, Kongsberg Maritime and Maersk Training The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold its South America Regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday 24 October. This will be an opportunity for IMCA members and their guests to receive an update on the Association’s activities, and to hear highly relevant presentations relating to aspects of marine training. Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Marine, will give an update on IMCA’s work and on ‘IMCA M117: The training and experience of key Dynamic Positioning (DP) personnel‘. Other presentations will include Simone

Working Together: Speakers announced for Diving Technical day at IMCA's Annual Seminar in The Hague

Revision of the IMO Diving Instruments covered from concept to delivery Oxygen uptake and medical fitness to dive explored New CPD scheme for Diving Supervisors and Competence Assessment e-Portfolios for diving roles in the spotlight The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar with its theme ‘Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’, on the 28 and 29 November, will feature a day-long Diving Technical Session. The IMCA Annual Seminar will be held at the World Forum in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Diving Session, on 29 November, will cover topics

Working Together: Speakers announced for Marine Technical Day at IMCA’s Annual Seminar in The Hague

Highly relevant and topical programme looking at remote DP trials, CPD for the offshore sector, and featuring sector energy efficiency initiatives Ideal briefing for all DP vessel operators, DP consultants and classification societies The two-day International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar, with the title ‘Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’ on the 28 and 29 November, will include a day-long Marine Technical Session. The event will be held at the World Forum, The Hague, in The Netherlands. On the first day, speakers at IMCA’s Annual Seminar will focus on

IMCA announces impending launch of code of conduct for members and ‘doing business without bribery’ e-learning module

Highly successful IMCA Contracts & Insurance Seminar attracts contractors, oil companies, legal and insurance firms Code of Conduct for IMCA members to be launched Q4 2018 IMCA-endorsed ‘Doing Business Without Bribery‘ e-learning module lined-up for Q4 2018 launch Two key announcements on ethics and compliance were made at the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Contracts & Insurance Seminar, chaired by Nathalie Louys, Subsea 7 General Counsel and Chair of IMCA’s Contracts & Insurance Committee. The half-day seminar was attended by delegates from oil companies, contractors, legal and insurance firms. Focusing on ‘Ethics and compliance – a shared challenge’, Subsea 7’s

IMCA supports IOGP updated life-saving rules

Positive messages feature in nine life-saving rules Common set of industry rules for industry workers globally The International Marine Contractors Association is fully supportive of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ (IOGP) updated and simplified Life-Saving Rules. There are nine Life-Saving Rules: Bypassing Safety Controls Confined Space Driving Energy Isolation Hot Work Line of Fire Safe Mechanical Lifting Work Authorization Working at Height Each Rule is written so that it is short and straight to the point. For example, the ‘Working at Height’ rule is “Protect yourself against a fall when working at height”, with three simple actions

IMCA Contracts & Insurance Seminar attracts impressive list of speakers and delegates

Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together Speakers and delegates from oil companies, contractors and the legal and insurance sectors to attend IMCA Seminar Exploring new ways for oil companies and contractors to work together on sharing risks and liabilities The programme for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Contracts & Insurance Seminar, with its theme ‘Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together‘, has drawn together a stellar list of speakers, and an equally impressive list of delegates, ensuring searching questions from the audience and productive networking. The half-day Seminar is being held on 20 September at the

IMCA Contracts & Insurance Seminar Attracts Impressive List of Speakers and Delegates

Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together Speakers and delegates from oil companies, contractors and the legal and insurance sectors to attend IMCA Seminar Exploring new ways for oil companies and contractors to work together on sharing risks and liabilities The programme for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Contracts & Insurance Seminar, with its theme ‘Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together’, has drawn together a stellar list of speakers, and an equally impressive list of delegates, ensuring searching questions from the audience and productive networking. The half-day Seminar is being held on 20 September at the