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Toolbox talk prompts – CTV transfer with DP vessel

This information note was produced under the supervision of the IMCA Marine Renewable Energy Committee.  Prior to a personnel transfer to or from a DP vessel, check and confirm that: Combined responsibility: Weather windows are suitable and communicated to allow transfer;Site and task risk assessments are available to cover specific

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| Information Note number 1447 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 01/19


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

Shallow water survey operations

Members in certain areas, notably, parts of the Middle East, have suggested the possibility of IMCA guidance on shallow water surveying being developed.  The Offshore Survey Division Management Committee (OSDMC) notes that there are existing resources available on this topic, which will be of use and interest to members.  This

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| Information Note number 1444 | Original reference(s) IMCA S 03/19

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

Results of 2019 Membership Survey

Below is a link to the results from the Membership Survey carried out this year. Thank you to those members who took the time to complete the survey. IMCA member survey 2019 – results

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| Information Note number 1442

Safety statistics for IMCA contractor members: 2018

IMCA has produced an annual report of safety and environment statistics (covering fatalities, injuries and environmental indicators) supplied by contractor members since 1997.  IMCA’s HSSE Core Committee recognises that the publication of safety statistics is considered an important and useful service to members. The safety statistics are available as a

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| Information Note number 1478


IMCA Update – Revision of Bye Laws

You may remember that last year we made some limited amendments to our Bye-laws, which have been implemented in full. At the time, I noted that this would be an […]

| Information Note number 1439

Changes in IMCA Exam Resit Protocol

During a recent Diving Division Management Committee meeting a review of the revised IMCA examination resit protocol issued in September 2018 was discussed. All accepted the posts of diving supervisor and […]

| Information Note number 1438 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 05/19

Establishment of the International Diving Industry Forum

IMCA would like to advise its Diving Division members of the formation of the International Diving Industry Forum (IDIF).  The Forum has been established by three key industry stakeholders – the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA); the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI); and the International Association of Oil and

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| Information Note number 1437 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 04/19

GNSS interference, jamming and spoofing

This briefing provides a brief overview of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) interference, jamming and spoofing. Interference is the unintentional transmission of signals stopping the reception of the GNSS signals.Jamming is the intentional interference of the GNSS signal reception to deny the receiver GNSS signals.Spoofing is the practice of tricking

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| Information Note number 1436

Biofuels

This is the second IMCA Environmental Sustainability bulletin, and like the first, it is drawn from the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Awards made at the IMCA Annual Seminar in The […]

| Information Note number 1434 | Original reference(s) IMCA ESB 02/19

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

Elimination of employee generated single use plastic

TechnipFMC Marine Operations Services (TMOS) won the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Award with their plan to eliminate employee generated single use plastics from their facilities and vessels by end of year 2018.  This objective was fully in line with their commitment to minimise environmental impact through reduction of company carbon

| Information Note number 1432 | Original reference(s) IMCA ESB 01/19

JFD product caution note relating to disposable gas conditioner cartridges for diver and chamber gas recovery systems

IMCA Diving Division members are asked to note that JFD has issued a Product Caution Notice to all customers who have procured any of the equipment listed below: B1562A DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE SET, GASMIZER B1591A DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE SET, GASPURE B1563 DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE SET, AIR FILTER SYS, 2 SETS BO B1592A GASPURE

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| Information Note number 1430 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 02/19

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

Recent rise in forged ADAS diver training certificates

IMCA currently recognises the certificates listed in IMCA D 01/18 Diver and Diving Supervisor Certification for offshore diving under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D […]

| Information Note number 1428 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 01/19

IMCA Security Bulletin 01/19

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 […]

| Information Note number 1427

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

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