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Marine Division and eCMID User Community: MISW Version 3

Version 3 of IMCA M 189 – Common marine inspection document for small workboats (Marine inspection for small workboats) – will be available on the eCMID database on Monday 13 June 2016. Following discussions with user groups, the CMID Joint Industry Steering Committee has endorsed a number of changes to the MISW.  These changes, while significant, are relatively easy to understand and there has been no change to the access for the three groups currently served by the eCMID system, i.e. Vessel Operators, Inspectors and Clients. The key changes to Version 3 are as follows:
  • The main section of the CMID has been expanded and now has 25 sections;
  • Supplements have been introduced to provide specific audit/inspection questions for five specific vessel types or functions such as DP, towing, diving, anchor handling and barges.  These can be selected by the inspector prior to starting the audit.  They can also be added to during the audit and in the eCMID variant only, those supplements selected will appear in the report.  These will be numbered sequentially and not in the numbered order of the hardcopy printed document;
  • In order to encourage the use of eCMID, the downloadable version of the document template on the eCMID website and the version available on the IMCA website has a watermark stating that the document has not been uploaded to the IMCA eCMID database and unauthorised access to the information contained cannot be controlled;
  • A box is provided to record that the inspection has been carried out by an Accredited Vessel Inspector.  (The Accreditation Scheme is managed by the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) and is recognised by IMCA.  Each Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) is issued with an ID card and a personal number which will be annotated in the new Version 3 of MISW);
  • The ‘add photograph’ function to the eCMID had been expanded and also includes the Vessel Operator who can upload a photograph to demonstrate that a close-out action for a finding has been completed;
  • An ‘automatic publication of report’ function has been added to the eCMID which will take effect after 30 days from when the inspector uploads the report.  The Vessel Operator will receive email reminders that there is a report which requires their attention.  After this 30 day period the report will automatically become available on the eCMID database however, the Vessel Operator will still be able to make comments after this date;
  • User guides are currently being updated but to further assist, the eCMID report is intuitive and colour coded, red or green signals indicate whether sections have been completed or not.  The process by which a Vessel Operator permits eCMID access or by which an inspector downloads a CMID to conduct an audit has not changed;
  • In some cases selecting a ‘Yes’ response to a question will require the inspector to make a comment;
  • In general most ‘No’ responses will generate a ‘Finding’;
  • The Ship Certificate section (2) has been expanded.
Questions on the latest versions of CMID and MISW should be forwarded to Chris Baldwin and Ryan Foley at IMCA Head Office.  Feedback on the new MISW is welcomed from the user community.

Originally issued with the following reference(s): IMCA M 06/16

Information Note Details

Published date: 7 June 2016
Information note ID:1312

Information Note Details

Published date: 7 June 2016
Information note ID: 1312

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