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Podcast – What is Competence? Part five

Listen to part five of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. In the fifth episode of the “Understanding Competence” series, we will briefly look at the IMCA documents relating to the competence process. If you want more information, why not read the related published article below. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] The IMCA Competence Suite of Documents

IMCA and Fugro celebrate Brazil’s ‘Friend of the Navy’ award

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) contribution to offshore training has been recognised by the presentation, by the Brazilian Navy, of the Brazilian ‘Friend of the Navy’ Medal (Medalha Amigo da Marinha) to John Chatten of Fugro, Chair of IMCA’s South America Region. IMCA‘s Chief Executive, Allen Leatt said: “It is an honour for IMCA to receive this accolade.We, and Fugro, are delighted. This acknowledges IMCA’s global contribution to competence and training and improving performance in the industry which simply would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of our committees. Congratulations and thanks go to John for his

IMCA urges members to be vigilant against fabricated certificates

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has asked members to treat with utmost caution, any certificates, other than those listed on their website, that depict IMCA logos or portray IMCA approval. The Association was made aware of a number of doctored ROV certificates, being circulated in the Asia-Pacific region, despite the fact it does not currently issue, approve or accredit ROV certification. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Allen Leatt, Chief Executive of IMCA explained: “It is hugely concerning that people are being misled in this way,

Making Waves – December 2021

CEO Update – December 2021 Welcome to the final edition of Making Waves for 2021 as we celebrate the achievements of our Members, old and new.  For this month’s issue I will keep my editorial short and instead, you can watch my review of the year broadcast here. Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all every success in the new year.  Read more Regulatory News New revision of the IMO Diving Code After 18 months of work, IMCA’s Core Diving Industry Workgroup (CDIW) has just finalised efforts on revising and updating the IMO Code of Safety for Diving Systems (resolution A.831 (19) and the Guidelines and

Contribute to our DP Reporting for 2021

IMCA Members are strongly encouraged to pass on information on DP station keeping events and incidents so that lessons learnt can be used to raise the standards of safe and efficient operations throughout the industry. For more than thirty years IMCA’s DP station keeping event reporting system has helped to keep the DP fleet operational, safe and acceptable to clients and regulators by encouraging improvements in design, procedures and training. Visit our website for full details on how to submit your information. DP Events and Incidents Act now and share reports on: DP IncidentsDP Undesired EventsDP Observations Submission Process The

Podcast – Reflecting on COP26

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser for Environmental Sustainability, reflects on key moments from COP26, their correlation to IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice for Environmental Sustainability, and next steps for the Marine Contracting industry. “Whilst biodiversity and climate change are largely treated through separate multi-lateral environmental agreements, the formal recognition of the interface was an important one, and one which IMCA Members also recognised when developing IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability.” IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] You can find out more about IMCA’s Recommended Code

IMCA publishes Jones Act related Information Note

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published on its website a new Information Note that should be of interest to the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries based on a new development related to enforcement of the Jones Act and Vessel Crewing. Specifically, stakeholders should be aware of the evolving methods used by pro-Jones Act advocates to draw attention to offshore operations that they claim to be noncompliant with applicable coastwise and vessel crewing laws. An industry group has deployed a surveillance vessel, the Jones Act Enforcer, to monitor and report suspected Jones Act and other violations

IMCA supports UN International Anti-Corruption Day 2021

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) celebrates the United Nations (UN) International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2021. The campaign entitled “your right, your role, say no to corruption” emphasises the important role we all have to play in preventing and tackling corruption. The campaign also places the onus on Governments to implement measures to protect those that speak up from retaliation. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Allen Leatt, IMCA’s Chief Executive, explained: “International Anti-Corruption Day is an ideal opportunity for IMCA Members to evaluate the

Podcast – Safety Corner November 2021

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings us the latest Safety Corner in a short podcast IMCA’s Safety Corner is issued in Making Waves and provides an update on all things safety-related that are applicable to IMCA members and their operations. In recent months, collaboration with other organisations has been a key focus. Take a few minutes to listen to this podcast to find out more. Stay safe and I’ll speak with you next time! Nick Hough IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

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IMCA shortlisted for edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2022

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) has made the shortlist for ‘Team of the year’ at edie’s 15th annual Sustainability Leaders Awards. Championing climate leadership, the awards scheme celebrates the people, projects and partnerships that are transforming business. The “Team of the year” accolade will be awarded to the in-house sustainability/energy team that has delivered tangible environmental improvements, displaying effective and dynamic teamwork, strong values and innovative approaches to achieve success. This nomination recognises IMCA’s ESC’s contribution, as a geographically-dispersed dynamic team, to improving performance in environmental sustainability in the offshore energy sector by developing the

Joint IOGP-IPIECA position on COVID-19 vaccines

The IOGP-IPIECA joint Health Committee has followed the development, rollout, and real-world efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines since they became available in late 2020. This document aims to help companies understand vaccine efficacy and provides guidance for company policy development aimed at achieving high rates of vaccination amongst staff. View in the IOGP Publications Library View document

Award for IMCA’s Andy Goldsmith

A delighted, and surprised, Captain Andy Goldsmith, Marine Technical Adviser at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was presented with the Honourable Mention Award 2021 last week at the  Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Exhibition & Awards by Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media. The citation read: ‘Thank you for your onshore and offshore support. On behalf of a grateful industry and with very best wishes on your retirement, we’re delighted to make this presentation” Andy Goldsmith will not retire until the spring of 2022, but this is the last Riviera/OSJ conference at which he

IMCA Specialists speaking in eCMID online seminar

Technical and IT specialists from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be taking part in the online ‘eCMID AVI Festival of Knowledge IV’ seminar on Wednesday 24th November from 10.00hrs – 15:30hrs GMT. Aimed at the eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) community and those in related industries, the seminar will put alternative fuels firmly in the spotlight with a number of presentations on different aspects;  other topics to be covered include eCMID updates from MSA (Marine Surveying Academy) and IMCA; and an overview of the latest eCMID/eMISW supplements, including HSC and HS-OSC codes, and Walk to Work supplements. Graeme

IMCA’s South America regional webinar focuses on competence

The November South American Regional Webinar of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be held  on Wednesday 24 November at 10:00 local time in Brazil (BRT) (UTC-3) and bring together the work of the South American Committee with that of the global Competence & Training Committee. Being held in a mixture of English and Portuguese the key focus for the webinar, led by Chair John Chatten and Vice Chair Daniel Marins, supported by the committee members and with Andy Goldsmith as IMCA’s regional lead, will be on competence. Registration is at www.imca-int.com/calendar/imca-south-america-webinar-on-competence/ Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s, Lead for South America

Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination to the Offshore Diving Community Stressed

The Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC) has issued new a position statement on the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for offshore divers. DMAC’s statement at www.dmac-diving.org/guidance/DMAC-Statement-202110.pdf makes it clear that the known risks of COVID-19 illness and its related, possibly severe complications, far outweigh the potential risks of having an extremely rare serious adverse reaction to vaccination. DMAC strongly recommends that offshore divers and diving personnel follow national recommendations for primary vaccinations and booster doses; and that: “diving contractors wishing to control risks as far as reasonably practicable should take account of this, within the applicable legislative framework”. IMCA’s CEO Allen

IMCA Expands its Diving Expertise

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that Bill Chilton has joined the team as Technical Adviser – Diving. Bill has 25 years of experience in the commercial diving industry. He joins IMCA having worked at the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for 12 years as a Diving Specialist Inspector regulating the safety of divers working in the offshore energy and other sectors of the diving industry. At the HSE Bill also worked as a decommissioning specialist when he was seconded for a period to the decommissioning team.  Prior to his time at the HSE, Bill