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Verification of Diver Qualifications

This information note supersedes IMCA D 02/18 which is now withdrawn. This information note has been produced to help IMCA Members and others verify the validity of diving certificates recognised […]

| Information Note number 1609


Migration and Maritime Security

Migration of people is not a new phenomenon.  In the last ten years, owing to civil strife, economic hardship and conflict, there have been unprecedented migration flows, particularly towards Europe.  Insofar as migration has the potential to affect the security and safety of our members’ crews and operations, it is

| Information Note number 1607


FMEA – Five Yearly Review

Guidance and lessons learned may be missed if the FMEA/FMECA document is not periodically refreshed.  A neglected DP system FMEA/FMECA may lead to a reduction in robustness, resilience, and single fault tolerance if it is only updated after deficiencies have been identified by a vessel DP Assurance process or after

| Information Note number 1605





Loosening of COBRA Handle Manifold – JFD Guidance Note

Members’ attention is brought to the recent Guidance Note issued by JFD relating to the Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) handle manifold becoming loose within the activation assembly on the […]

| Information Note number 1599

COBRA Pre-use Procedures – JFD Guidance Note

Members’ attention is brought to the recent Guidance Note issued by JFD concerning changes to the pre-use procedures for the Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA).  The COBRA manual will be […]

| Information Note number 1598


Summary of IMCA D 024 Document Changes 2021

IMCA D 024 Rev. 2 DESIGN for saturation (bell) diving systems was published in July 2014.  The latest revision of IMCA D 024 has now been published (Rev. 3).  This […]

| Information Note number 1595

Summary of IMCA D 018 Document Changes 2021

IMCA D 018 Rev. 1 Code of practice for the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment was published in June 2014.  The latest revision […]

| Information Note number 1594







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