Marine Publications

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

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ReferencePublished TitleDateCurrent Document
IMCA M 103Guidelines for the design and operation of dynamically positioned vesselsJan 2019Rev. 4
IMCA M 109A guide to DP-related documentation for DP vesselsJan 2019Rev. 3
113 IMOGuidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning systems (MSC Circular 645)Jun 1994
IMCA M 115Risk analysis of collision of dynamically positioned support vessels with offshore installationsJul 2016
IMCA M 117The training and experience of key DP personnelSep 2016Rev. 2
118 DPVOAFailure modes of the Artemis Mk IV position referencing systemMay 1994
IMCA M 119Fires in DP vessel spacesDec 2016Rev. 2
IMCA M 121DP position loss risks in shallow waterOct 2016
IMCA M 125Safety interface document for a DP vessel working near an offshore platformSep 2016
127 DPVOAGuidelines to the issue of a flag state verification acceptance documentFeb 1995
IMCA M 134A comparison of moored and dynamically positioned diving support vesselsAug 1997
IMCA M 140Specification for DP capability plotsJan 2017Rev. 1
IMCA M 149Common marine inspection documentOct 2018Issue 11
IMCA M 159Guidance on thruster-assisted station keeping by FPSOs and similar turret-moored vesselsOct 2016
IMCA M 163Guidelines for the quality assurance and quality control of softwareSep 2016Rev. 1
IMCA M 165Station keeping incidents reported for 2000Dec 2001
IMCA M 166Guidance on failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)Oct 2019Rev. 2
IMCA M 167Guidance on the IMCA eCMID systemOct 2018Rev. 3
IMCA M 169Station keeping incidents reported for 2001Feb 2003
IMCA M 170A review of marine laser positioning systems - Part 1: MK IV Fanbeam® and Part 2: CyScanNov 2003
IMCA M 171Crane specification documentMar 2019Rev. 2
IMCA M 173Station keeping incidents reported for 2002Mar 2004
IMCA M 174A review of the Artemis Mark V positioning systemJun 2016
IMCA M 177Station keeping incidents reported for 2003Mar 2005
IMCA M 179Guidance on the manufacture and safe use of cable-laid slings and grommetsMay 2019Rev. 1.1
IMCA M 181Analysis of station keeping incident data 1994-2003Jan 2006
182 MSFInternational guidelines for the safe operation of dynamically positioned offshore supply vesselsNov 2018Rev. 3
IMCA M 183Station keeping incidents reported for 2004Mar 2006
IMCA M 186Station keeping incidents reported for 2005Jun 2007
IMCA M 187Guidelines for lifting operationsMar 2018Rev. 1
IMCA M 189Common marine inspection document for small workboats (Marine inspection for small workboats)Oct 2018Issue 4
IMCA M 190Guidance for developing and conducting DP annual trials programmesSep 2019Rev. 2
IMCA M 192Station keeping incidents reported for 2006Mar 2008
IMCA M 194Guidance on wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industryAug 2016Rev. 2
IMCA M 196Guidance on the design, selection, installation and use of uninterruptible power supplies on-board vesselsSep 2016Rev. 1
IMCA M 197Guidance on examination of steel wire rope through magnetic rope testing (MRT)Aug 2019Rev. 1.1
IMCA M 198Station keeping incidents reported for 2007Aug 2009
IMCA M 200Deep water acoustic positioningJan 2017Rev. 2
IMCA M 202Guidance on the transfer of personnel to and from offshore vessels and structuresMay 2019Rev. 2.1
IMCA M 203Guidance on simultaneous operations (SIMOPS)Aug 2016
IMCA M 204Vessel assuranceApr 2017Rev. 0.1
IMCA M 205Guidance on operational communicationsAug 2016
IMCA M 206A guide to DP electrical power and control systemsSep 2016
IMCA M 207Station keeping incidents reported for 2008Nov 2010
IMCA M 209RadaScan microwave radar sensor for dynamic positioning operationsJan 2017Rev. 1
IMCA M 210Guidance for the selection of diving contractors to undertake underwater ship husbandryJun 2011
IMCA M 211Station keeping incidents reported for 2009Aug 2011
IMCA M 214Mooring practice safety guidance for offshore vessels when alongside in ports and harboursMay 2018
IMCA M 216Thruster integrity management guidanceFeb 2019Rev. 1
IMCA M 217Offshore vessel high voltage safetyOct 2012
IMCA M 218Station keeping incidents reported for 2010Oct 2012
IMCA M 219Example specification for a DP FMEA for a new DP vesselJul 2017Rev. 0.1
IMCA M 220Guidance on operational activity planningDec 2017Rev. 1
IMCA M 221Guidance on safety in shipyardsMay 2018
IMCA M 223Guidance for the positioning of dynamically positioned (DP) jack-up vessels on and off the seabedJun 2018
IMCA M 224Guidance on RADius relative positioning systemFeb 2013
IMCA M 225Example redundancy concept and annual DP trials for a DP class 3 construction vesselOct 2014
IMCA M 226Security measures and emergency response guidelinesFeb 2015
IMCA M 227Station keeping incidents reported for 2011Mar 2015
IMCA M 228Station keeping incidents reported for 2012Sep 2015
IMCA M 229Mini RadaScan microwave radar sensor for dynamic positioning operationsOct 2015
IMCA M 230Station keeping incidents reported for 2013Dec 2015
IMCA M 231Station keeping incidents reported for 2014Jun 2016
IMCA M 232Standardised boat landing research reportSep 2016
IMCA M 233Station keeping incidents reported for 2015Sep 2016
IMCA M 234Research on personal locator beaconsOct 2016
IMCA M 235Guidelines on the shared use of sensors for survey and positioning purposesOct 2015
IMCA M 236Guidance on security threat risk assessment proceduresDec 2016Rev. 1
IMCA M 237Guidance on the selection, safe use and inspection of high performance fibre slings used for engineered liftsApr 2017Rev. 0.1
IMCA M 238Introduction to international marine regulationDec 2016
IMCA M 239Introduction to marine emissionsDec 2016
IMCA M 240Introduction to ballast water managementJul 2018Rev. 1
IMCA M 241Guidance for port state inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006Dec 2016
IMCA M 242Guidance on satellite-based positioning systems for offshore applicationsJan 2017
IMCA M 243Station keeping incidents reported for 2016Feb 2017
IMCA M 244Guidance on vessel USBL systems for use in offshore survey, positioning and DP operationsMar 2017Rev. 1
245 IMOGuidelines for vessels and units with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC.1/Circ. 1580)Aug 2017
IMCA M 246Station keeping incidents reported for 2017Jan 2018
IMCA M 247Guidance to identify DP system components and their failure modesNov 2018
IMCA M 248Station Keeping Incidents Reported for 2018Jan 2019
IMCA M 249DP practitioner accreditation scheme handbookMay 2019

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