IMCA Marine Division members operate the specialist vessels that are used to undertake offshore construction and support work. This includes a very wide range of activities, including heavy lift operations, subsea construction, pipeline and cable laying, together with construction support vessels such as diving support vessels, ROV support vessels, survey vessels etc. They also operate other vessels, such as accommodation units and drill ships, shuttle tankers and floating production units.
Such high technology assets are purpose-built for operations in demanding offshore environments all around the globe. They are usually classed for dynamic positioning and, as such, equipped with levels of propulsion and equipment redundancy well in excess of those found in the merchant fleet.
The scale of capability and investment in these vessels is very impressive and pivotal to the success of the industry.