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$post_typeUSCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds

On 18 April 2018 the United States Coast Guard (USCG) amended the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting a marine casualty and for reporting a type of marine casualty called a “serious marine incident.”  The original regulations that set these dollar threshold amounts were written in the 1980s and had not been updated since … Continue reading “USCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds”

$post_typeDiver and diving supervisor certification

This information note supersedes IMCA D 16/16 which is now withdrawn, and supplements section 5.1 of IMCA D 014 – . 1 Diver certificates The following certificates are currently recognised by IMCA for offshore diving under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014): Surface-supplied diver certificates ADCI Entry Level Diver/Tender – … Continue reading “Diver and diving supervisor certification”

$post_typeIMCA minimum criteria for surface supplied diver training

Offshore surface supply Divers undertaking an offshore diver training programme must undertake dives in a range of depths to the maximum depth of the qualification. Upon completion of the programme they must be competent to operate safely as a diver in an offshore environment. It is also expected that during training divers will undertake a … Continue reading “IMCA minimum criteria for surface supplied diver training”

$post_typeDiver training certificates – IMCA acceptance criteria

Acceptance criteria for diver certificates to be recognised by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) for offshore diving under IMCA D 014 – : There must be credible government or government appointed oversight of the training regime for the qualification with a single point of contact. The government or government appointed bodies must undertake regular inspections/audits of … Continue reading “Diver training certificates – IMCA acceptance criteria”