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Human and organisational performance

In recent years, interest in Human and Organisational Performance (HOP) has increased with both client and member organisations adopting this as an approach to improving safety and operational outcomes. HOP […]

| Information Note number 1681


Working in high temperatures

IMCA members conduct operations in various parts of the world which have a very hot and humid climate during the summer season. In such places, the ambient temperature at times can exceed 40 °C along with periods of very high humidity. Such conditions are potentially dangerous to those who are

| Information Note number 1649


Cybersecurity Briefing

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has recently published new unified requirements for cyber security: E26 and E27.  These will be mandatory for classed ships and offshore installations contracted for construction on or after 1 January 2024.  This will have implications for IMCA members.

| Information Note number 1639

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





Cyber security considerations for autonomous and remotely controlled systems

A Brief History of Security Historically, security can be defined as: The state of being free from danger or threat.The safety of a state or organization against criminal activity such as terrorism, theft, or espionage.Procedures followed or measures taken to ensure the security of a state or organization. The definitions

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| Information Note number 1508 | Original reference(s) IMCA DIG 03/20

IMCA security bulletin 02/20

The IMCA 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 used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1504


Piracy and armed robbery – focusing on known ‘hot spots’

This information note prioritises known ‘Hot Spots’ of concern to IMCA Member companies and supplies useful links for security risk management decision making. The IMCA Security Committee recommends the shipping industry’s Maritime Global Security website providing additional guidance and links. South East Asia The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy

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| Information Note number 1493 | Original reference(s) IMCA HSSE 05/20, IMCA M 04/20

IMCA security bulletin 01/20

The IMCA 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 used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1467

IMCA security bulletin 04/19

The IMCA 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 used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1459

Leading key performance indicators (KPIs)

This briefing provides information on some of the more common leading key performance indicators (KPIs) used by IMCA members. Leading indicators are measures that precede or indicate the likelihood of an unwanted health and safety event happening, and such indicators can be used in an inherently proactive way to drive

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| Information Note number 1445 | Original reference(s) IMCA HSSE 01/19

IMCA security bulletin 03/19

The IMCA 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 used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1443


IMCA Security Bulletin 02/19

The IMCA 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 used by members to either directly pass on to employees or use the material it contains as part of an existing

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| Information Note number 1433

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