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$post_typeRecent rise in forged ADAS diver training certificates

IMCA currently recognises the certificates listed in IMCA D 01/18 Diver and Diving Supervisor Certification for offshore diving under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014).  The IMCA D 01/18 list includes certain certificates issued by the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS). IMCA has been advised by ADAS of a … Continue reading “Recent rise in forged ADAS diver training certificates”

$post_typeADCI “International Endorsement” Diver Training Certificates – Clarification on IMCA Recognition

IMCA members should note the contents of the Association of Diving Contractor International (ADCI) Advisory Notice entitled, “ADCI Surface-Supplied Diver Certifications (International Endorsement – IMCA Recognized).”  The Notice is available here.  For convenience, a copy is also attached. The ADCI Notice makes it clear that: IMCA only recognises ADCI surface supplied diver certificates bearing the … Continue reading “ADCI “International Endorsement” Diver Training Certificates – Clarification on IMCA Recognition”

$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”