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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 andy.goldsmith@imca-int.com.

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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 andy.goldsmith@imca-int.com. 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


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

eCMID and eMISW findings analysis

IMCA has analysed over 2,000 vessel inspection reports uploaded into the eCMID database at www.imcaecmid.com and produced the following summary of key findings. The eCMID system enables vessel operators to […]

| Information Note number 1423 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 04/18

IMCA security bulletin 02/18

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 1420

Public Consultation on the evaluation of the Offshore Safety Directive (2013/30/EU) is now open

The Offshore Safety Directive (OSD) (2013/30/EU) establishes minimum requirements for safety and environmental protection across the EU for offshore oil and gas operations. According to Article 40 of the OSD, the Commission is obliged to assess Member States’ experience in implementing the Directive in the offshore oil and gas sector

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| Information Note number 1419

IMCA Security Bulletin 01/18

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 1414

Toolbox talk prompts – CTV deckhand – personnel transfer

This information note was produced under the supervision of the IMCA Marine Renewable Energy Committee.  Download the PDF for the full illustrated prompts. Originally issued with the following reference(s): IMCA M 03/18

| Information Note number 1413 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 03/18

Reactivation of DP vessels following a period of lay-up

This information note was produced under the supervision of the IMCA Marine Division Management Committee (MDMC). During 2017, the committee recognised that with improving industry metrics, member companies could now be considering reactivating their owned and managed vessels, following a period of layup.  This note has been produced as a

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| Information Note number 1411 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 02/18

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