Information note IMCA D 20/01, issued in July 2001 (revised April 2021), advised members of the requirements for doctors who undertake annual medical examination of divers, in light of the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) withdrawal of recognition of doctors operating outside the UK.
Subsequently, twelve members in the Middle East & India (ME&I) region agreed jointly to recognise a number of doctors to conduct diver medicals to the standard cited in IMCA D 20/01. The mutually recognised list of doctors was publicised in a series of Information Notes dating from 2002. Twenty-two diving contractors in the ME&I region have now further updated their list of jointly recognised doctors and have asked IMCA to publicise the attached note.
While IMCA is not in a position to approve or recognise doctors, it welcomes this contractor initiative and is pleased to publicise the agreement, a copy of which is attached.
This list supersedes all previously published lists.
Recognition of Doctors to Perform Medical Examination of Divers
Middle East & India Region
- This note is issued jointly by the following diving contractors:
Aqua Diving Services IRSHAD
Boskalis Offshore – Middle East & India Khalifa A Algosaibi Diving & Marine Services
CCC (Underwater Engineering) Maridive & Oil Services
Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd Maridive Offshore Projects
Dulam International Ltd McDermott International Inc
Dunnimaa Engineers & Divers Enterprises Pvt Ltd Mermaid Subsea Services LLC
FSDS LLP Mutawa Marine Works LLC
Halul Offshore Services Company Petroleum Marine Services Co
Integrated Subsea Engineering & Services LLC Smit Lamnalco
International Marine Works – Alexandria Supreme Hydro Engineering Pvt Ltd
International Naval Works – Abu Dhabi Timsah Shipbuilding Company
With no international body currently providing a suitable system for approval of doctors to conduct medical examination of divers, the above-listed diving contractors wish to jointly recognise the following doctors for such purposes (listed on PDF).
Technical Adviser - Diving
Information Note Details
Published date: 20 January 2022
Information note ID: 1602
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