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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

Charities/Aid

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

Links and Resourses shared by The Seafarers Charity

Filipino Seafarers Trapped Off Black Sea Evacuated With Armed Guards Sailors-Society Ukrainian Appeal Hundreds of Seafarers Currently Caught in the Crossfire of War Seafarer charity launches Ukraine appeal – Lloyd’s List manning agencies to help with evacuating seafarers from Ukraine

How to pay your Ukrainian (and Russian) seafarers

The war in Ukraine has demanded flexible ways to pay seafarers from Ukraine and Russia. An existing payment system, developed for the cruise sector, offers a way out for crew managers. Lloyd’s List article below. How to pay your Ukrainian (and Russian) seafarers

Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine

If you are fleeing the war in Ukraine and coming to the European Union, you will find key information about your rights with regard to crossing the border into an EU country, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for international protection, as well as the rights of travel inside the European Union. Click the tile below for more information from the European Commission. Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine

IMCA to be represented in Oceans Career Panel

Oceanology International technical conference is set to run from 15 March to 17 March 2022. OI is a high-level marine science and ocean technology conference situated at the ExCel convention centre in London. The technical conference brings together 500+ exhibitors, with over 8,000 attendees targeted for 2022. The must-attend event ties in three key parts of the industry: business, academics and government. The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) will be running an Oceans Careers Panel on 17 March (1240-1440hrs), Chaired by Sue John, Chair, SUT. Here IMCA’s Andre Rose, Technical Adviser, will detail his roots into the offshore industry along

Russia-Ukraine Crisis

This page collates updates, publications and other material relevant to the current crisis in Ukraine. The resource page will be updated with additional material as the situation changes. Members are advised to check for updates regularly. Click tile below for UKP&I resource page. UKP&I Resouce Page

IMCA explains the unrealistic proposed US crewing exemption process

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) provides the following update to its Information Note (1606) published on March 1, 2022 on H.R. 6728, a proposed amendment to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (“OCSLA”) 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 legislation remains under active consideration by the U.S. Congress.  In order to better understand the adverse impacts of this legislation IMCA explains, from a practical perspective, how this proposed legislation would result in unnecessary and severe administrative burdens without