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CEO Update – December 2021

Welcome to the final edition of Making Waves for 2021 as we celebrate the achievements of our Members, old and new. 

For this month’s issue I will keep my editorial short and instead, you can watch my review of the year broadcast here.

Thank you again for your support, and I wish you all every success in the new year. 

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Regulatory News

New revision of the IMO Diving Code

After 18 months of work, IMCA’s Core Diving Industry Workgroup (CDIW) has just finalised efforts on revising and updating the IMO Code of Safety for Diving Systems (resolution A.831 (19) and the Guidelines and Specifications for Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems (resolution A.692 (17)) and has submitted its report to the 8th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) which will consider the report when it meets in Q1 2022.

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MPRA Committee finalises proposals to IMO

The Marine Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee (MPRA) finalises proposals to IMO to clarify the requirements of the soon to be approved Industrial Personnel (IP) Code and the associated new Chapter of the SOLAS Convention

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IMO Assembly considering whether “other marine personnel” should be entitled to “key worker” status

In October 2021, IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) reviewed the text of a draft Assembly resolution on comprehensive action to address seafarersʹ challenges during the covid-19 pandemic and consolidates issues related to crew change, access to medical care, ʺkey workerʺ designation and vaccination.

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IMCA urges members to be vigilant against fabricated certificates

IMCA urges members to treat with utmost caution, any certificates, other than those listed on their website, that depict IMCA logos or portray IMCA approval.

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IMCA and Fugro celebrate Brazil’s ‘Friend of the Navy’ award

IMCA’s contribution to offshore training has been recognised by the presentation, by the Brazilian Navy, of the Brazilian ‘Friend of the Navy’ Medal (Medalha Amigo da Marinha) to John Chatten of Fugro, Chair of IMCA’s South America Region

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IMCA make the shortlist at the 2022 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards

IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) has made the shortlist for ‘Team of the year’ at edie’s 15th annual Sustainability Leaders Awards.

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IMCA Expands its Diving Expertise

Our new technical adviser, Bill Chilton, brings a wealth of experience that will benefit IMCA members and the diving industry.

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Welcoming new members – December

IMCA is delighted to welcome a range of new members in recent months.

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Safety Corner

Safety Corner – December 2021

Nick Hough, Technical Adviser, provides an update on all things safety-related that are applicable to IMCA members and their operations. In this issue Nick looks back on IMCA’s collaboration with other organisations over the past few months.

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What is COP26 and how does it affect shipping and the offshore sector? 

The eyes of the world were glued to Glasgow last month, but what exactly is COP 26 and what does it mean for the offshore industry? Margaret Fitzgerald, Head of Marine Policy and Regulatory Affairs explains.

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Reflecting on COP26 – Committing words to action

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser for Environmental Sustainability, reflects on key moments from COP26, their correlation to IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice for Environmental Sustainability, and next steps for the Marine Contracting industry.

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Inviting Nominations for IMCA’s Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards

We have launched our annual awards programme to recognise our members achievements in the areas of Safety and Environmental Sustainability across the offshore construction industry in 2021.

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Inside the Secretariat

Take a deep dive behind the scenes at IMCA with Technical Adviser, Andre Rose.

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Explore the world of competence

The Competence Process

Read the fourth article in the IMCA Competence and Training Committee’s Series “Understanding Competence” with IMCA’s Technical Advisor for Competence & Training, Andre Rose.

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The IMCA Competence Suite of Documents

In the fifth instalment of this series, Andre Rose, Technical Adviser of competence and Training, gives an overview of the IMCA documents relating to the competence process.

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Competence and Safety

In the sixth instalment of this series, Andre Rose, Technical Adviser of competence and Training, looks at how competence and safety are intertwined.

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Latest Publications

Latest Publications – December 2021

For the latest versions of IMCA documents, information notes and bulletins please visit the publications section on our website.

Users of IMCA guidance should ensure that they always use the current version, as our documents undergo a regular cycle of review and revision.

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Events round up

Read about the IMCA and industry events we have been involved in recently.

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Save the date: IMCA DP Conference 31 May – 1 June 2022

IMCA will be hosting a DP Conference in June 2022 focusing on technical and operational matters relating to Dynamic Positioning.
More details will be announced shortly.

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New IMCA office location in 2022

Our office location is changing however our other contact details such as phone numbers, email addresses remain the same.

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Keeping members up to date

IMCA Digest

IMCA’s Digest is an online collation of all of IMCA’s output. Here you can find a handy list of all IMCA output – publications, information notes, minutes, news updates, events information and more – to help you catch up, or to identify the issues we’ve been working on that are the most important to you. You can browse the latest output, or filter for any specific period to make sure you keep in touch with IMCA’s activities. Visit our website to keep up-to-date:

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