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CEO Update – December 2022

Welcome to the final edition of Making Waves for 2022.

We recently welcomed Hans Dieteren, Group Director the Offshore Energy Division at Boskalis, to our Board of Directors, which now completes the planned expansion of the Board.

Alongside our highly successful work plans carried out by our committees in 2022, we have been busy getting back on the road with a series of regional meetings, technical seminars, and industry events. We have certainly enjoyed reconnecting with our Members and colleagues across the industry. I was delighted to personally attend a number of these events which prove the benefit of networking and the invaluable role IMCA plays in the industry – we look forward to a busy programme in 2023.

Whilst the market generally has become more encouraging during the year; IMCA does have one major concern on behalf of our Members, and that relates to the sustainability of the fast-growing offshore wind energy market. Our Legal, Contracts, Insurance, and Compliance Committee has recently completed a major piece of work in revising our contracting principles in the offshore renewables market. We will start communicating and promoting these contracting principles widely in the new year. We hope that Members will find the new revision beneficial as they are rolled out in discussion with a wide range of stakeholders for the benefit and success of the whole industry. A process that will indeed take an extended period of time in 2023.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome new Members who have joined us this year and to thank you all for your continued support, and I wish you all every success for 2023.

Allen Leatt


Updates to IMCA’s eCMID and eMISW Inspection System

IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager Mark Ford notes the latest additions to the website which embrace a new quality assurance process alongside updates to IMCA M 167 – Guidance on the IMCA eCMID System; updates to eCMID and eMISW inspection templates; and changes to upload fees for 2023.

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IMCA Approval of ROV Introductory Training Courses

IMCA is introducing a new scheme for approval of ROV Introductory Training courses on 1 January 2023.

Members providing ROV training will be obliged to apply for and obtain approval as a condition of membership.

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Could Your Innovative Solution Feature at IMCA’s DP Conference?

IMCA is inviting companies with new technology or innovations applicable to the offshore energy  industry to apply to take part in their ever-popular Quickfire, Totally Technology Session at the IMCA DP Conference 2023

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DP CPD module 3 now live

The Nautical Institute (NI) and IMCA continue to build on their Key DP Personnel continuing professional development (CPD) app with the launch of a third module. 

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Membership Update

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

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People News

We’re transforming our committee pages

We want to showcase our committee members. If you are an IMCA committee member, we are seeking information about you to include on our website.

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Inside the Secretariat

Take a deep dive behind the scenes at IMCA with Technical Adviser – Diving Bill Chilton.

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IMCA Secretariat Long Service Awards

IMCA celebrates the long service of Adam Hugo.

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Regulatory News

IP Code update

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee adopted the new mandatory International Code of Safety for Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel (IP Code) which has been specifically developed to ensure the safety of people, designated as “Industrial Personnel”, transported to work on offshore facilities

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IMCA working with IMO on the development of a new MASS Instrument

IMCA has been participating in IMO’s work on the development of a regulatory framework for autonomous vessels since this work stream began

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After more than two years IMCA’s diving experts finalise work on producing a revised text for the IMO Diving Code

IMCA’s Core Diving Industry Workgroup (CDIW) has finalised work on the revision of the IMO Diving Code and produced an accompanying guidance document to supplement the text of the new Code.

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Safety Corner – December 2022

IMCA’s Nick Hough talks safety and picks up on some items from a recent visit to Singapore; and also trends and rates in safety flash incidents.

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Annual Safety Statistics Submission – OPENING SOON

The window for submission of 2022 IMCA contractor member safety statistical data will be open from January – April 2023.

IMCA has been collecting and publishing industry safety statistics since 1997 with the data-set containing anonymised submissions from our contractor members worldwide.

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Are you interested in Maritime Security?

The Security Committee welcomes possible new members and seeks input from representatives of other IMCA members who may have an interest in maritime security.

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ADSI scheme progress

2022 saw the launch of the Experienced Practitioner element of IMCA’s Accredited Diving System Inspector (ADSI) scheme. Read on to find out more about the scheme, its objectives and how it will work.

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Call for Content – Video footage and photographs wanted

We are requesting any and all content demonstrating your work in the marine contracting industry from our members. This could be video or images that are combined to form a trailer that allows us to showcase you and your work.

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Jason Veerasingam, Director of Client Engagement – Asia-Pacific invited to Netherlands Maritime University College

Jason Veerasingam, details his recent trip to Netherlands Maritime University College in Malaysia.

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How to enter IMCA 2022 Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the IMCA 2022 Awards programme – in two categories: Safety and Environmental Sustainability.

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Recent Events

Event update from Chair of LRMC

Laura Lombardi, Managing Director, Usha Martin Italia and Chair of IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Management Committee (LRMC) shares her thoughts on the recent Lifting & Rigging Seminar in Amsterdam.

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Photo round up of recent events

See images of IMCA on the road.

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Upcoming Events

Keep up to date with our events programme

We are back on the road engaging with members through our regional meetings and technical seminars, plus we are involved in industry events. Watch out for the latest in the Events Section of our website and plan your participation for 2023.

IMCA Middle East & India Regional Meeting

Inviting members to join us on 17 January 2023 for our next Middle East & India Regional Meeting in Mumbai.

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2023 – IMCA at Industry Events

Floating Wind Solutions 2023

IMCA is proud to be a supporting organisation for this event 30 January 2023, with IMCA’s Iain Grainger and David Bloom in attendance.

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European Dynamic Positioning Conference 2023

IMCA’s DP expertise will once again play a role in this industry event focusing on dynamic positioning within the overall OSJ Annual Conference

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Subsea Expo 2023

IMCA is delighted to work with the Global Underwater Hub as a supporting organisation for the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference, taking place in Aberdeen on 21-23 February 2023. Come meet with us on Stand 43.

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Don’t Miss a Post!

Follow IMCA on LinkedIn! We recently reached 30,000 and are keen to keep growing our following – why not help us and stay in touch with our activities?

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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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