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ASOG – The Decision Support Tool You Need

Following a review of the 2021 Annual DP Station Keeping Event Report published by IMCA in March 2022, the IMCA Marine Division Management Committee & DP Committee agreed that an objective for 2022 was to create an information note explaining the subject of Activity Specific Operating Guidelines (ASOG) and its

| Information Note number 1618

Dutch Regulator Announces Recognition Scheme for Non-EU Diving Medical Certificates

The Dutch regulator for diving, SWOD, has announced it will recognise valid certificates of medical fitness to dive issued by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Approved Medical Examiner of Divers (AMED) for divers wishing to work in Dutch waters. Dutch medicals are currently recognised by the HSE.

| Information Note number 1617


Election Results – South America Committee

Election Results – South America Committee. Thanks are extended to all who agreed to stand for election and to those who have served as committee members over the previous term.

| Information Note number 1615

Election Results – Middle East & India Committee

Election Results – Middle East & India Committee. Thanks are extended to all who agreed to stand for election and to those who have served as committee members over the previous term.

| Information Note number 1614

COBRA Advisory Notice: Setting Positive Pressure

Your attention is brought to the following guidance note from JFD pertaining to reported various issues around setting the positive pressure on the COBRA backpack. The guidance note can be […]

| Information Note number 1613





Verification of Diver Qualifications

This information note supersedes IMCA D 02/18 which is now withdrawn. This information note has been produced to help IMCA Members and others verify the validity of diving certificates recognised […]

| Information Note number 1609


Migration and Maritime Security

Migration of people is not a new phenomenon.  In the last ten years, owing to civil strife, economic hardship and conflict, there have been unprecedented migration flows, particularly towards Europe.  Insofar as migration has the potential to affect the security and safety of our members’ crews and operations, it is

| Information Note number 1607


FMEA – Five Yearly Review

Guidance and lessons learned may be missed if the FMEA/FMECA document is not periodically refreshed.  A neglected DP system FMEA/FMECA may lead to a reduction in robustness, resilience, and single fault tolerance if it is only updated after deficiencies have been identified by a vessel DP Assurance process or after

| Information Note number 1605





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