Briefing iconGPS Systems: Warning of Interference

The United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued revised advisory notice 2020-016-Various-GPS Interference on multiple instances of significant GPS interference that have been reported worldwide. This interference is resulting in lost or inaccurate GPS signals affecting vessel navigation, GPS-based timing, and communications equipment. Satellite communications equipment may also be impacted. Over the … Continue reading “GPS Systems: Warning of Interference”

Briefing iconChanges to the INPP/French Diver Certification Requirements

Your attention is brought to the following changes to the French diver qualification, recognition and renewal requirements issued by the French Ministry of Labour with effect from the 1st of January 2019. All existing French diver training certificates issued by INPP before this time remain valid. RECOGNITION IMCA has been advised that from 01 January … Continue reading “Changes to the INPP/French Diver Certification Requirements”

Briefing iconRenewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic Rev. 1

A.     Background IMCA recognises diver medic training courses provided by a number of establishments (listed at https://www.imca-int.com/diver-medic-courses) which have been audited in accordance with guidance note IMCA Scheme for Recognition of Diver Medic Training – Guidance for training establishments (IMCA D 020). These establishments issue IMCA recognised Diver Medic Technician (DMT) certificates which are normally … Continue reading “Renewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic Rev. 1”

Briefing iconIMCA Diving Supervisor and ALST Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMCA-approved Trainee Air Diving Supervisor (TADS), Trainee Bell Diving Supervisor (TBDS) and Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST) courses are currently delivered by DT2 Training Supplier Members in accordance with IMCA D 013 – IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes. This Information Note has been drafted to provide guidance for training establishments … Continue reading “IMCA Diving Supervisor and ALST Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Briefing iconCOVID-19 and returning to the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and continues to present the marine contracting sector with some significant challenges, particularly when in association with the effects of the recent fall in the price of oil. This Information Note provides members with information intended to help them safely re-establish working arrangements … Continue reading “COVID-19 and returning to the workplace”

Briefing iconIMCA Diver Medic Training During COVID-19

IMCA approved Diver Medic Technician (DMT) courses are currently taught by a number of training providers worldwide in accordance with IMCA D 020 IMCA Scheme for Recognition of Diver Medic Training – Guidance for training establishments. This Information Note has been drafted to provide guidance to training establishments intending to offer IMCA approved DMT courses … Continue reading “IMCA Diver Medic Training During COVID-19”