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IMCA participation in marine autonomous ships regulatory working group (MASRWG)

IMCA are active members of the MASRWG committee and are fully engaged with all associated activities.  IMCA also attended the HCMM meeting in March, on-board the HQS Wellington, and represented MASRWG. For many people, MASS vessels are considered science fiction but, in reality, the technology is with us now and

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| Information Note number 1473 | Original reference(s) IMCA DIG 01/20




The role of the assessor and verifier

Members of the Competence & Training Core Committee have compiled the following information on the definition and role of the assessor and the verifier in competence assurance and assessment. Assessors […]

| Information Note number 1468 | Original reference(s) IMCA C 01/20

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

Use of composite cylinders for diving and underwater operations

1           Background Composite cylinders are increasingly being used for diving and underwater operations.  However, IMCA Members should note that unfortunately not all such cylinders are suitable for underwater use or as part of a diver’s breathing apparatus. This Information Note is intended to assist users to identify composite cylinders that

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| Information Note number 1466 | Original reference(s) IMCA D 13/19

Common industry technical specification for USBL Positioning systems

The IOGP Geomatics Committee has released Report 624-01 – Common Industry Technical Specification for the Calibration and Verification of Ultra Short Baseline (USBL) Positioning Systems.  The Report has been produced by the Surveying and Positioning Subcommittee’s Ultra Short Base Line (USBL) Task Force, which consisted of professionals from oil and

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| Information Note number 1463 | Original reference(s) IMCA S 04/19

Update to the supplier categories of IMCA membership

As a reminder, IMCA would like to bring to the attention of its Members that the IMCA Bye-Laws were revised in May of this year to introduce changes in 2020 to the Supplier sub-categories of membership.  This was in order to give better clarity to the training membership categories which

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| Information Note number 1461

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



IMO 2020

A package of instruments in connection with the Sulphur cap On 1 January 2020 the global 0.50% limit for the sulphur content in fuel oil agreed by the International Maritime […]

| Information Note number 1454

Nippon gases safety flash

IMCA has been made aware of two recent incidents where a supply of heliox gas was found to contain a quantity of argon rather than helium.  No injuries have been […]

| Information Note number 1453



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

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