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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 still

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

Use of composite cylinders for diving and underwater operations

1           Background Composite cylinders are increasingly being used for diving and underwater operations.  However, IMCA Members should note that unfortunately not all such cylinders are suitable for underwater use or as part of a diver’s breathing apparatus. This Information Note is intended to assist users to identify composite cylinders that

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| Information Note number 1466 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 13/19

Evaluation of public consultation on evaluating the effectiveness of the Offshore Safety Directive (OSD)

IMCA recently participated in the Public Consultation on evaluating the effectiveness of the Offshore Safety Directive (OSD). As a follow on to that, the European Commission has formally requested both qualitative and quantitative data from stakeholders in an attempt to link the data with the requisite evaluation criteria adopted by

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| Information Note number 1429

IMO’s work on the regulatory scoping exercise for the use of maritime autonomous ships (MASS)

IMCA would like to advise its’ members that the IMO has now agreed a Framework for the regulatory scoping exercise on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) which is scheduled to take place during 2019. The aim of this exercise is to determine how safe, secure and environmentally sound MASS operations

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| Information Note number 1426

Competence: Transferability, validity and accreditation

Transferability of competence between contractors IMCA’s competence assurance and assessment guidelines were developed to provide offshore contractors with a framework to produce their own competence schemes. The various contractor competence schemes do not have to be identical but may be based on the IMCA framework.  Contractor companies will have processes

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| Information Note number 1412


IMCA world-wide ROV personnel and vehicle statistics for 2017

IMCA collects information both on personnel working on ROVs and also on the types of ROV in operation, using the classes of ROV defined in IMCA R 004 – Guidance for the safe and efficient operation of remotely operated vehicles. These statistics are intended to reflect personnel and vehicle levels on

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| Information Note number 1393

IMCA world-wide ROV personnel and vehicle statistics for 2016

IMCA collects information both on personnel working on ROVs and also on the types of ROV in operation, using the classes of ROV defined in IMCA R 004 – Guidance for the safe and efficient operation of remotely operated vehicles. These statistics are intended to reflect personnel and vehicle levels on

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| Information Note number 1372



Recommendations for the Remote Systems & ROV Division management committee work programme

The IMCA Remote Systems & ROV Division Management Committee (ROV DMC) is keen to ensure that it continues to address issues that are relevant and in the interests of IMCA members. Therefore, members of the Division are invited to submit a short memo on any ROV-related subject which they would

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| Information Note number 1336 | Original reference(s) IMCA R 03/16


ROV technician accreditation guidance

A number of individuals have contacted the IMCA secretariat over the last few months seeking clarity on their ROV technician competency and operator grade status.  Those seeking this guidance have […]

| Information Note number 1299 | Original reference(s) IMCA R 05/15


Umbilical/tether failure/damage report

Last year IMCA’s Remote Systems & ROV Division Management Committee identified that members have encountered failures and problems with ROV umbilicals and tethers. At the time the ROV committee agreed that the creation of a database of ROV umbilical or tether failure and damage incidents would be a useful addition

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| Information Note number 1259 | Original reference(s) IMCA R 02/15

Exports of certain equipment and technology to Russia

On 31 July the Council of the European Union agreed adoption of agreed restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in eastern Ukraine. This decision gives legal value to an agreement reached at the Committee of Permanent Representatives on Tuesday 29 July and announced by European Council President

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| Information Note number 1237 | Original reference(s) IMCA S 04/14, IMCA R 03/14




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