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Preventing Underwater Ship Husbandry Diving Fatalities

The number of fatalities and serious injuries suffered by divers conducting ship inspections and other underwater ship husbandry work is of real concern to the commercial diving industry.  Such incidents  […]

| Information Note number 1560

Diving Gas Supply Incident Reporting

1 Background The diving industry is in a highly vulnerable position should mix-ups or other errors in the provision of diving gases occur. Divers breathe life-supporting gases at high pressures. […]

| Information Note number 1559

IMCA Security Committee Bulletin 01/21

For this briefing we have provided a short update on developments in Mozambique, as well in as the Gulf of Guinea. Mozambique Members will be aware of the deteriorating security […]

| Information Note number 1558

2021 Membership Survey Results

IMCA would like to thank those members who took the time to complete the 2021 Membership Survey the results of which are attached.

| Information Note number 1556

Confined Space Entry Resource Pack – Step Change / MSF

Dear Colleagues, The Marine Safety Forum ( in collaboration with Step Change in Safety ( has published a Confined Space Entry Resource Pack, including a short video with speaker notes, […]

| Information Note number 1552

IMCA Security Committee Bulletin 04/20

The IMCA Security Committee continues to work to raise awareness of security issues that can potentially harm member companies. Information provided in this regular Security Bulletin is intended to be […]

| Information Note number 1546

Changes to the French Diver Certification Requirements – Rev. 1

Your attention is brought to the following changes to the French diver qualification, recognition and renewal requirements issued by the French Ministry of Labour with effect from the 1st of […]

| Information Note number 1544

The IOGP Life-Saving Rules – the IMCA position

IMCA supports and promotes the standardisation of safety tools and initiatives across the industry. IOGP’s Life-Saving Rules specifically address nine critical areas where repeated fatalities have occurred. The Rules will […]

| Information Note number 1543

JFD COBRA Safety Notice

Your attention is brought to the following safety notice issued by JFD.  JFD is instructing all users to cease COBRA diving operations immediately until such time as replacement parts can […]

| Information Note number 1537

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