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Offshore Major Accident Hazards Advisory Committee

The tripartite Offshore Major Accident Hazards Advisory Committee (OMAHAC) brings together representatives from the regulators, installation operators and owners, and workers to support the work of the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR). Major topic areas are included in the agenda of the Committee, which meets twice per year, such as

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| Information Note number 1400

Electronic ship certificates issued by the UK

The United Kingdom has decided that Recognised Organisations acting on behalf of the United Kingdom and its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, who have been individually so authorised, will be allowed to issue electronic certificates. Electronic certificates issued by a Recognised Organisation acting on behalf of the United Kingdom and

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| Information Note number 1399

IMCA marine renewable energy walk to work (W2W) decision support tool

The IMCA Marine Renewable Energy Walk to Work (W2W) Decision Support Tool is intended as a guide for supporting those companies who have determined a need for a W2W solution to help identify key considerations when developing their W2W configuration. Originally issued with the following reference(s): IMCA M 01/18

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| Information Note number 1398 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 01/18



IOGP Report 373-24, Geomatics Guidance Note 24 – Vertical data in oil and gas applications

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) has released Geomatics Guidance Note 24 on Vertical data in oil and gas applications. This guidance note discusses issues associated with vertical Coordinate Reference Systems (CRSs), in particular those related to coordinate operations (coordinate conversions and coordinate transformations) and metadata. It is

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| Information Note number 1388

EU consultation on the review of the policy on monitoring, reporting and verification of CO₂ emissions from maritime transport

Objective of the consultation Regulation (EU) 757/2015 on monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport was adopted and entered into force in 2015. It sets an EU wide scheme for reporting monitored and verified data on shipping CO₂ emissions (EU MRV) applying to activities carried out

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| Information Note number 1383

Competent Authority Portal – Industry user guidance for safety cases

Copied here is a communication received from Saravan Marappan of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Energy (Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning) with the intention of providing guidance for safety cases. Please be advised that the Competent Authority Portal industry user guidance for safety cases is

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| Information Note number 1381


Regulatory Update – September 2017

MEPC 71 was held at IMO headquarters in London from 3 to 7 July 2017. Although not unusual for this Committee, this was another session heavily laden with many urgent and significant items. Two main items dominated the discussions of the Committee: first the prevention of atmospheric pollution from ships,

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| Information Note number 1378


Regulatory Update – August 2017

In this update – Early implementation of IMO instruments; LSA Code; MODU Code; Adoption of ships’ roueting systems; Development of regulations for autonomous ships; Maritime cyber risk management; Approval of Lifeboats Guidelines; Adoption of Dynamic Positioning Guidelines; Piracy; Non-SOLAS vessels operating in polar regions; Next sessions – MSC 99 and

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| Information Note number 1376




IOGP publishes SSDM V2 and V1.1 of P6/11 Seismic bin grid data exchange format

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) has made new and recent releases of SSDM V2 and P6/11 V1.1. Please see these two news items (also published via IOGP pages: www.iogp.org/blog/category/press-releases/geomatics-press-releases), which are aimed at its stakeholders and the wider oil & gas industry, notifying us of: First,

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| Information Note number 1371



Changes to helideck friction requirements on offshore helidecks

Copied below is a communication received from Alex Knight of the Helideck Certification Agency with the intention of clarifying the recently revised CAP 437; please also see the attached. “Some of your members will be aware of the changes which came into force in the latest (8th Edition) of CAP 437. One of

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| Information Note number 1369

IMCA strategic review

In Q1 2017, the Board instigated a strategic review of IMCA in the context that the oil and gas industry was experiencing significant change as a result of continuing low oil price; and that successful associations would more likely be those which move with and anticipate change, than those that

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| Information Note number 1367

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