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JFD COBRA Safety Notice

Your attention is brought to the following safety notice issued by JFD.  JFD is instructing all users to cease COBRA diving operations immediately until such time as replacement parts can […]

| Information Note number 1537


Environmentally sustainable ship recycling

Ship recycling takes place today using various methods such as beaching, sideways, alongside or dry-docking. The majority of recycling occurs in Asia, particularly Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, with some activity […]

| Information Note number 1535



IMCA Membership Assessment Procedure – Diving Contractor Saturation Upgrade

This document describes the membership application and audit assessment procedure for all companies upgrading from surface supplied diving contractor membership to saturation diving contractor membership of the IMCA Diving Division.

| Information Note number 1528 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 27/20

IMCA Membership Assessment Procedure – Temporary to Full Diving Contractor

This document describes the application and audit assessment procedure for all applicants upgrading from temporary to full contractor membership of the IMCA Diving Division, encompassing both contractors undertaking surface supplied diving operations only and those utilising both surface supplied and saturation diving techniques.

| Information Note number 1527 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 26/20

IMCA Membership Assessment Procedure – Diving Contractor

This document describes the membership application and audit assessment procedure for all new applicants seeking Contractor membership of the IMCA Diving Division, encompassing both contractors undertaking surface supplied diving operations only and those utilising both surface supplied and saturation diving techniques.

| Information Note number 1526 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 25/20

GPS systems – Warning of interference

The United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued revised advisory notice 2020-016-Various-GPS Interference on multiple instances of significant GPS interference that have been reported worldwide. This interference is resulting […]

| Information Note number 1525 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 15/20, IMCA S 01/20

Changes to the INPP/French diver certification requirements

Your attention is brought to the following changes to the French diver qualification, recognition and renewal requirements issued by the French Ministry of Labour with effect from the 1st of […]

| Information Note number 1524 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 23/20

IMCA Security Bulletin 03/20

The IMCA HSSE Security Committee is determined to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies. Information provided in this regular security bulletin is intended to be […]

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| Information Note number 1523

COVID-19 swab-test testing for diver medics

Background Testing for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has become commonplace since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Obtaining a sample for testing currently involves the use of a single swab to collect […]

| Information Note number 1522 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 24/20



An Alternative Fuels Initiative (LNG, GTL, HVO)

Heerema Marine Contractors believes that a responsible company has an obligation to act in a sustainable manner.  This includes the minimisation of our impact on the environment, which is why […]

| Information Note number 1520 | Original reference(s) IMCA ESB 04/20


IMCA Diving Supervisor and ALST Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMCA-approved Trainee Air Diving Supervisor (TADS), Trainee Bell Diving Supervisor (TBDS) and Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST) courses are currently delivered by DT2 Training Supplier Members in accordance with IMCA […]

| Information Note number 1519 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 22/20

Straw man briefing note to assist IMCA members; Executives

Talking Points IMCA Contracting Principles Over the last few years IMCA members have seen a steady and significant erosion of contracting conditions. This was mainly caused by a re-think of […]

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| Information Note number 1518 | Original reference(s) IMCA AP 15/20

eCMID/eMISW Temporary Validity Extension Ending

Further to information note IMCA M 01/20 – Marine and DP assurance – IMCA advice during ongoing COVID-19 situation, the temporary validity extension of eCMID/eMISW inspections ends in July. IMCA […]

| Information Note number 1517 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 14/20

COVID-19 and returning to the workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and continues to present the marine contracting sector with some significant challenges, particularly when in association with the […]

| Information Note number 1515 | Original reference(s) IMCA HSSE 02/20

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