COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact globally and specifically on our industry.
Please see below a compilation of the various safety flashes and briefing notes related to COVID-19 that we have circulated to our members recently.
Please note that the IMCA Secretariat continues to maintain services to our members by working remotely. Please therefore continue to contact us in the normal ways.
In 2021 we will continue to update this page with information and resources generated by IMCA and also material received from a variety of sources from governing bodies, governments, trade associations and news updates. Please also view our COVID-19 Third Party Information Section.
Latest COVID-19 News
IMCA signs Neptune Declaration on Seafarers Wellbeing & Crew Change
IMCA continues to support plight of offshore workers and seafarers by joining global call to action to end unprecedented crew change crisis.Read more
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance for Diving Contractors – Rev. 2
Updated 26 January 2021This Information Note supersedes IMCA D 06/20 Rev. 1 which is withdrawn. The document has been prepared by IMCA Diving Division Members and members of the Diving […]Read more
IMCA Actively Participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization […]Read more
Industry Group Achieves Breakthrough as Governments around the World Pledge Action to Support Crew Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Industry Group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP, ISOA and the Workboat Association (details below) applauds the breakthrough at an international maritime virtual summit hosted by the UK Government on […]Read more
IMCA and Industry Group Target Governments on a Global Basis on behalf of Offshore Workers
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to play a key role in an Industry Group lobbying governments and maritime authorities on a global basis to gain support of an […]Read more
IMCA and Industry Group Lobbying IMO on Behalf of Offshore Workers
IMCA is playing a key role in an industry group lobbying the IMO to support a recommendation for Governments and national authorities to facilitate the movement of offshore energy sector […]Read more
IMCA, Together With Industry Groups, Influencing Key Worker Designation
ICAO, ILO, and IMO issue joint call to world governments on need for ‘key worker’ designations for essential air and sea personnel The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) joined the […]Read more
IMO Secretary-General Seeks UN Support Over “Keyworker” Designation for Seafarers
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has asked the United Nations system agencies to support IMO in its request to governments to declare seafarers, port personnel and other crucial maritime workers as […]Read more
Industry Group Urges the UK Government to Exempt all Offshore Energy Sector Workers from its Quarantine Restrictions
The global Offshore Industry Group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA urges the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the 14-day quarantine restrictions introduced on […]Read more
INTERCARGO calls for seafarers to receive COVID-19 vaccine as a priority
IMCA and INTERCARGO form part of a COVID-19 Industry Group supporting the rights of Seafarers and Offshore WorkersRead more
COVID-19 Update: Netherlands Entrance Requirements
The Dutch Shipowners Association, KVNR, has advised that, as of 00.00 hours on Tuesday 29 December 2020 all nationals (including Dutch and other EU and Schengen nationals) are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result when arriving in the Netherlands from a high-risk area, and the exemption to this requirement that applies to seafarers.Read more
COVID-19 Update: Port of Santos workers will have priority in vaccination
Ministry of Health includes transport sector professionals among the groups that will receive the doses of the immunizer in the first group Transport professionals – considered providers of essential services […]Read more
COVID-19 – An example of a risk assessment undertaken by an IMCA Diving Contractor
This Information Note contains a sample of a robust risk assessment recently undertaken by an IMCA Member. In this example, the bowtie risk assessment methodology was selected and used to […]Read more
Ensuring eCMID and eMISW Inspection Integrity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
IMCA’s eCMID Committee continues to review the situation regarding inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more