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IMCA Specialists speaking in eCMID online seminar

Published on 19 November 2021

Technical and IT specialists from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be taking part in the online ‘eCMID AVI Festival of Knowledge IV’ seminar on Wednesday 24th November from 10.00hrs – 15:30hrs GMT.

Aimed at the eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) community and those in related industries, the seminar will put alternative fuels firmly in the spotlight with a number of presentations on different aspects;  other topics to be covered include eCMID updates from MSA (Marine Surveying Academy) and IMCA; and an overview of the latest eCMID/eMISW supplements, including HSC and HS-OSC codes, and Walk to Work supplements.

Graeme Reid, Technical Adviser and Adam Hugo, IT Specialist from IMCA will providing IMCA updates including the latest analysis of inspection findings and event reports alongside committee and systems updates before inviting attendees to participate in a Q&A session.

Richard Purser, Technical Adviser will be discussing alternative fuels alongside a representative from CNOCC.

Other speakers are drawn from The Workboat Association and Subsea 7 and the International Institute of Marine Surveying.

Delegates are invited to attend in real time to listen to the presentations and take part in Q&A sessions; a recording is available for those unable to attend on the day. Registration for the seminar is by emailing [email protected] – the delegate fee is £95:00 and earns four CPD points.  

Other concerns detailed in the DMAC statement include the complex issue of handling a severe case of COVID-19 in a saturation chamber; the long term effects of the virus which may influence the diver’s fitness to ever return to work; and possible increased susceptibility to decompression illness.

DMAC is the independent body comprising diving medical specialists from across Northern Europe. Its guidance is always based on the latest medical research and on empirical evidence. It is a non-profit organisation; members work on an entirely voluntary basis receiving no payment for their time or contributions to committee proceedings. One of IMCA’s founding bodies, AODC (the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors), was responsible for the formation of DMAC in 1975, and IMCA has continued this working relationship ever since.

About the MSA

The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS). It is MSA that has developed and manages the eCMID scheme on behalf of IIMS and delivers the individual inspector accreditation assessments and organises the accreditation training services and courses for the scheme