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Podcast – Discussing IMCA’s DP Conference

Hear from Mark Ford and Richard Purser as they talk about the benefits of attending IMCA’s DP Conference, the background, agenda and what people can expect to get out of the event. A key takeaway from this short podcast is how attendees can shape the future of DP. Visit our events page for full details of the conference IMCA Contact Mark Ford Marine & Quality Manager Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] IMCA Contact Richard Purser Technical Adviser – Marine Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Conference Event Page Register


IMCA has been shortlisted for a Safety Award at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards 2022. The Safety Award is Awarded to a company, person, project or product that has either set industry safety benchmarks and/or been the difference in terms of safety of life, property and environment in an OSV operation or incident over the last 12 months. IMCA shortlisted for offshore renewables safety standards: Recognising the organisation for its development of safety standards for offshore renewables. Most recently IMCA expanded its ‘Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations’ (IMCA M254). These guidelines were produced to help standardise the

Publication of DP Station Keeping Stats sees IMCA urge for more reporting and discussion

Two recent publications from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) make useful discussion tools for key dynamic positioning (DP) personnel. IMCA M 258 ‘Dynamic Positioning Station Keeping Review – Incidents and Events Reported for 2021’ assesses events reported during last year; and the first ‘DP Event Bulletin’ for 2022 looks in detail at three anonymised DP case studies, the importance of being soliton-aware; and provides a template for DP emergency drill scenarios. IMCA M258 reports that during 2021 150 DP station keeping reports were received from 122 different DP vessels giving an average of 1.2 reports per vessel. The main

Communication from the Government of Ukraine

Click the tile below to read the article regarding: А recent communication from the Mission of the Russian Federation to the IMO dated 25 March 2022 No. 003/124 оп the unilateral еstаЫishmепt of а “Ьluе safe maritime corridor” to allow safe evacuation of seafarers and ships from Ukrainian seaports in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov… Communication from the Government of Ukraine

IMCA launches new Analytics Hub for eCMID Vessel Inspection Data

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched a new analytics hub within its eCMID System for vessel inspections, available at The system provides real-time reports based on anonymised aggregate data from over 1100 inspections of offshore vessels and workboats undertaken using the latest eCMID and eMISW templates since May 2021 – a number which will only increase, as the system will track use across future versions of the templates. The default report, which can be filtered by date and vessel type, identifies the questions and sections resulting in the highest proportion of findings during inspections. This will allow

IMCA Responds to Congressional Advancement of U.S. Crewing Legislation

On March 29, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation – H.R. 6728 – that included a provision in Section 518 (as we have previously reported) that would impose burdensome new citizenship-based restrictions on crews of foreign flag vessels that work on offshore energy projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (“OCS”).  This provision would require mariners on foreign flagged vessels operating on the OCS be either U.S. citizens, permanent residents (green card holders), or citizens of the nation of the flag state of the vessel, in contravention of longstanding international principles that regulation and credentialing of crews are

EU Resources

For information |ECSA SPC/SAC| Engagement with DG FISMA on seafarers’ payments

Registration Open – IMCA DP Conference

IMCA is hosting a Dynamic Positioning (DP) Conference on 31 May – 1 June 2022 focusing on technical and operational matters relating to DP. This event will be of interest to those involved in both offshore renewable energy and offshore oil & gas operations. We have an exciting line up of speakers and interactive sessions alongside IMCA’s renowned Quickfire Totally Technology Session. This two-day seminar provides an opportunity for IMCA members and industry colleagues to participate in an industry forum where attendees will hear from experts in Dynamic Positioning and have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions and workshops

Over 300 vessels and at least 1,000 seafarers are stuck in Ukraine

Food, fuel and medical supplies are running low on ships stuck in Ukraine, unable to leave due to the fighting. Despite an initial flurry of successful evacuations from shipowners and flags, more than 1,000 crew are estimated to be stuck inside the warzone. Click the Tile to read the article. Over 300 vessels and at least 1,000 seafarers are stuck in Ukraine

Seafarers trapped in Ukraine facing dire conditions

As an estimated 1,500 people on about 100 ships are believed stranded in Odessa and other ports, seafarers’ charities have launched an emergency appeal. Click the tile below to read more. As an estimated 1,500 people on about 100 ships are believed stranded in Odessa and other ports, seafarers’ charities have launched an emergency appeal


Links and Resourses shared by The Seafarers Charity ESTABLISHMENT OF FUND TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY THE BLACK SEA CRISIS Seafarer charity launches Ukraine appeal Seafarers International Relief Fund ISWAN Ukraine Crisis Support Fund

IMO Resources

Information reporting form for ships stranded in Ukraine ports and waters Maritime Security and Safety in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov IMO calls Extraordinary Council Session IMO Calls Extraordinary Session as Seafarers Remain Caught in Ukraine Ukraine: IMO Secretary-General statement Communication from the Government of Ukraine Communication from the Government of the Russian Federation Ukraine crisis – Harmonization of PSC activities Information Reporting Form for Stranded Ships Communication from the Government of Ukraine