Marine Publications

The following guidance documents and technical reports have been published by IMCA Marine Division.

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Reference Published Title Date Current Document
IMCA M 103 Guidelines for the design and operation of dynamically positioned vessels Jan 2019 Rev. 4
IMCA M 109 A guide to DP-related documentation for DP vessels Jan 2019 Rev. 3
113 IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning systems (MSC Circular 645) Jun 1994
IMCA M 115 Risk analysis of collision of dynamically positioned support vessels with offshore installations Jul 2016
IMCA M 117 The training and experience of key DP personnel Sep 2016 Rev. 2
118 DPVOA Failure modes of the Artemis Mk IV position referencing system May 1994
IMCA M 119 Fires in DP vessel spaces Dec 2016 Rev. 2
IMCA M 121 DP position loss risks in shallow water Oct 2016
IMCA M 125 Safety interface document for a DP vessel working near an offshore platform Sep 2016
127 DPVOA Guidelines to the issue of a flag state verification acceptance document Feb 1995
IMCA M 134 A comparison of moored and dynamically positioned diving support vessels Aug 1997
IMCA M 140 Specification for DP capability plots Jan 2017 Rev. 1
IMCA M 149 Common marine inspection document Oct 2018 Issue 11
IMCA M 159 Guidance on thruster-assisted station keeping by FPSOs and similar turret-moored vessels Oct 2016
IMCA M 163 Guidelines for the quality assurance and quality control of software Sep 2016 Rev. 1
IMCA M 165 Station keeping incidents reported for 2000 Dec 2001
IMCA M 166 Guidance on failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) Oct 2019 Rev. 2
IMCA M 167 Guidance on the IMCA eCMID system Oct 2018 Rev. 3
IMCA M 169 Station keeping incidents reported for 2001 Feb 2003
IMCA M 170 A review of marine laser positioning systems - Part 1: MK IV Fanbeam® and Part 2: CyScan Nov 2003
IMCA M 171 Crane specification document Mar 2019 Rev. 2
IMCA M 173 Station keeping incidents reported for 2002 Mar 2004
IMCA M 174 A review of the Artemis Mark V positioning system Jun 2016
IMCA M 177 Station keeping incidents reported for 2003 Mar 2005
IMCA M 179 Guidance on the manufacture and safe use of cable-laid slings and grommets May 2019 Rev. 1.1
IMCA M 181 Analysis of station keeping incident data 1994-2003 Jan 2006
182 MSF International guidelines for the safe operation of dynamically positioned offshore supply vessels Nov 2018 Rev. 3
IMCA M 183 Station keeping incidents reported for 2004 Mar 2006
IMCA M 186 Station keeping incidents reported for 2005 Jun 2007
IMCA M 187 Guidelines for lifting operations Mar 2018 Rev. 1
IMCA M 189 Common marine inspection document for small workboats (Marine inspection for small workboats) Oct 2018 Issue 4
IMCA M 190 Guidance for developing and conducting DP annual trials programmes Jan 2020 Rev. 2.1
IMCA M 192 Station keeping incidents reported for 2006 Mar 2008
IMCA M 194 Guidance on wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industry Aug 2016 Rev. 2
IMCA M 196 Guidance on the design, selection, installation and use of uninterruptible power supplies on-board vessels Sep 2016 Rev. 1
IMCA M 197 Guidance on examination of steel wire rope through magnetic rope testing (MRT) Aug 2019 Rev. 1.1
IMCA M 198 Station keeping incidents reported for 2007 Aug 2009
IMCA M 200 Deep water acoustic positioning Jan 2017 Rev. 2
IMCA M 202 Guidance on the transfer of personnel to and from offshore vessels and structures May 2019 Rev. 2.1
IMCA M 203 Guidance on simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) Aug 2016
IMCA M 204 Vessel assurance Apr 2017 Rev. 0.1
IMCA M 205 Guidance on operational communications Aug 2016
IMCA M 206 A guide to DP electrical power and control systems Sep 2016
IMCA M 207 Station keeping incidents reported for 2008 Nov 2010
IMCA M 209 RadaScan microwave radar sensor for dynamic positioning operations Jan 2017 Rev. 1
IMCA M 210 Guidance for the selection of diving contractors to undertake underwater ship husbandry Jun 2011
IMCA M 211 Station keeping incidents reported for 2009 Aug 2011
IMCA M 214 Mooring practice safety guidance for offshore vessels when alongside in ports and harbours May 2018
IMCA M 216 Thruster integrity management guidance Feb 2019 Rev. 1
IMCA M 217 Offshore vessel high voltage safety Oct 2012
IMCA M 218 Station keeping incidents reported for 2010 Oct 2012
IMCA M 219 Example specification for a DP FMEA for a new DP vessel Jul 2017 Rev. 0.1
IMCA M 220 Guidance on operational activity planning Dec 2017 Rev. 1
IMCA M 221 Guidance on safety in shipyards May 2018
IMCA M 223 Guidance for the positioning of dynamically positioned (DP) jack-up vessels on and off the seabed Jun 2018
IMCA M 224 Guidance on RADius relative positioning system Feb 2013
IMCA M 225 Example redundancy concept and annual DP trials for a DP class 3 construction vessel Oct 2014
IMCA M 226 Security measures and emergency response guidelines Feb 2015
IMCA M 227 Station keeping incidents reported for 2011 Mar 2015
IMCA M 228 Station keeping incidents reported for 2012 Sep 2015
IMCA M 229 Mini RadaScan microwave radar sensor for dynamic positioning operations Oct 2015
IMCA M 230 Station keeping incidents reported for 2013 Dec 2015
IMCA M 231 Station keeping incidents reported for 2014 Jun 2016
IMCA M 232 Standardised boat landing research report Sep 2016
IMCA M 233 Station keeping incidents reported for 2015 Sep 2016
IMCA M 234 Research on personal locator beacons Oct 2016
IMCA M 235 Guidelines on the shared use of sensors for survey and positioning purposes Oct 2015
IMCA M 236 Guidance on security threat risk assessment procedures Dec 2016 Rev. 1
IMCA M 237 Guidance on the selection, safe use and inspection of high performance fibre slings used for engineered lifts Apr 2017 Rev. 0.1
IMCA M 238 Introduction to international marine regulation Dec 2016
IMCA M 239 Introduction to marine emissions Dec 2016
IMCA M 240 Introduction to ballast water management Jul 2018 Rev. 1
IMCA M 241 Guidance for port state inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Dec 2016
IMCA M 242 Guidance on satellite-based positioning systems for offshore applications Jan 2017
IMCA M 243 Station keeping incidents reported for 2016 Feb 2017
IMCA M 244 Guidance on vessel USBL systems for use in offshore survey, positioning and DP operations Mar 2017 Rev. 1
245 IMO Guidelines for vessels and units with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC.1/Circ. 1580) Aug 2017
IMCA M 246 Station keeping incidents reported for 2017 Jan 2018
IMCA M 247 Guidance to identify DP system components and their failure modes Nov 2018
IMCA M 248 Station Keeping Incidents Reported for 2018 Jan 2019
IMCA M 249 DP practitioner accreditation scheme handbook May 2019
IMCA M 250 Introduction to hybrid battery systems for DP vessels Dec 2019
IMCA M 251 Station Keeping Incidents Reported for 2019 Jan 2020

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