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IMCA security bulletin 02/20

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 1504

DPO Certification – The available schemes

DPO Certification – The available schemes: There are currently three organisations offering DPO certification. Each organisation states that the training scheme is in accordance with IMCA M 117 – Guidelines for the Training and Experience of Key DP Personnel. This information note provides an outline of each scheme. It does

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| Information Note number 1501 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 11/20

IMCA COVID-19 update, 9 April 2020

This update collates the ongoing work of IMCA in tackling the many practical issues that have arisen as a result of lockdowns and travel restrictions. It also contains feedback from […]

| Information Note number 1500


Marine warranty – vessel suitability survey poor practice

IMCA has received concerns from several members regarding the practice of some MWS vessel suitability surveys. The members reported that suitability surveys were often close, or in some cases identical, to an IMCA common marine inspection (eCMID) audit with little or no regard to the mission specific equipment, i.e. the

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| Information Note number 1495 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 06/20


Piracy and armed robbery – focusing on known ‘hot spots’

This information note prioritises known ‘Hot Spots’ of concern to IMCA Member companies and supplies useful links for security risk management decision making. The IMCA Security Committee recommends the shipping industry’s Maritime Global Security website providing additional guidance and links. South East Asia The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy

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| Information Note number 1493 | Original reference(s) IMCA HSSE 05/20, IMCA M 04/20

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) presidential proclamation on entry as immigrants and non-immigrants

IMCA has received the following information from the US customs and Border Protection on the clarification for boarding crew, in which the US President has signed a number of ‘Presidential Proclamations’ entitled Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019

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| Information Note number 1487 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 03/20

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) decsion on B-1 (OCS) and B wind visas under President Trump’s proclamation

Please be advised that IMCA has just received the following interpretation in relation to visa requirements of crew engaged in offshore continental shelf (OCS) activities in the USA. CBP has interpreted the Presidential Proclamation of March 14, 2020 as follows: “It is CBP’s policy determination that aliens applying for admission

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| Information Note number 1486 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 02/20


IMCA security bulletin 01/20

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 1467

IMCA security bulletin 04/19

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 1459

The nautical institute ballast control operator training scheme accreditation standard

The Nautical Institute (NI) launched this training scheme and standard in August 2019.  It was developed by the NI to be consistent with the relevant sections of IMO resolution 1079(28).  The Training Standard should be read and implemented in conjunction with this IMO Resolution.  The training course and standard have

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| Information Note number 1450 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 04/19

Considerations for walk to work and multi operation vessels – regulatory guidance

The UK HSE have recently published guidance on walk to work systems, please see attached link http://www.hse.gov.uk/osdr/assets/docs/is1-2019.pdf . Although written for the oil and gas sector much of the content could also be used beneficially in the offshore wind industry. If you have any queries please contact Andy Goldsmith [email protected].

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| Information Note number 1449 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 03/19

The nautical institute dynamic positioning training executive group (NI DPTEG) minutes and action points, May 2019

These are the minutes and action points of the DPTEG meeting held in May 2019. Please direct comments or questions to Andy Goldsmith [email protected]. Originally issued with the following reference(s): IMCA M 02/19

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| Information Note number 1448 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 02/19

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

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

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

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

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

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