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IMCA addresses EU offshore regulators

Published on 15 April 2013

Keeping offshore regulators around the globe in the picture about the activity of offshore contractors is an ever-increasing aspect of the work of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).

Last week, on Tuesday 9 April, IMCA attended a meeting of the EU Offshore Authorities Group (EUOAG) in Brussels, where Emily Comyn, IMCA Technical Adviser for Regulatory Affairs, gave a presentation on IMCA’s aims and objectives, the key role marine contractors play in supporting offshore drilling, and how IMCA’s work fits in with the EUOAG’s objectives of safety promotion and identification of best practices.

The EUOAG provides a forum for the European Commission and EU national offshore authorities to exchange expertise on all issues relating to major accident prevention and response in offshore oil and gas operations. The Group was established as part of the EU response to the Deepwater Horizon, which also includes the new offshore drilling safety Directive, due to be adopted later this year.

The reaction to my presentation was extremely encouraging and IMCA looks forward to working with the EUOAG and sharing its expertise in promoting offshore safety,” says Emily Comyn.

Further information on IMCA and its work on behalf of its 900+ members in over 60 countries is available from and from IMCA, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520; Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 5521; email: [email protected].

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