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CEO Update – January 2021

Welcome to the first edition of Making Waves for 2021 – I wish you all a very happy New Year and hope you have kicked off January with renewed drive and hope for better prospects. 2021 is going to be an important year for IMCA on a few fronts: our business strategy, data collection, and some of our key committees.

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Visit IMCA’s COVID-19 Resource Area

Keep up to date with the latest from IMCA and other key sources including industry bodies, the International Maritime Organization and other associations. This area is split into news items and resources from third parties and IMCA.

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IMCA Signs Neptune Declaration On Seafarers Wellbeing & Crew Change

IMCA continues to support plight of offshore workers and seafarers by joining global call to action to end unprecedented crew change crisis.

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Calling all Marine Members

Fuel consumption data collection – please share your data with IMCA to support our submission to the IMO proposing a suitable metric for assessing the Carbon Intensity of the offshore sector.

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IMCA Successfully Retains ISO 9001 and 27001 Certification

IMCA successfully retains both ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) certification via a three-day remote audit of its Integrated Management System.
The audit was passed with zero non-conformities, zero opportunities for improvement, and zero observations.

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IMCA Membership Survey coming soon

We are currently running our biannual Membership Survey to get your feedback on our performance and assist with the development of our strategic direction. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Committee Elections due in 2021

IMCA’s work is primarily undertaken through our extensive committee and workgroup structure. A number of elections for committee membership are scheduled to take place during 2021. Details relating to elections for specific committees will be communicated to Members in due course.

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Ensuring eCMID and eMISW Inspection Integrity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMCA’s Marine eCMID Committee considered the potential for remote vessel inspections at its December 2020 meeting, in light of ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19 that can limit both vessel access and the movement of accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs). The Committee determined that remote inspections using the eCMID/eMISW inspection templates would not be appropriate and therefore IMCA recommends using local AVIs and looking at validity on a case by case basis. 

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Safety Articles

Annual Safety Statistics Submission – NOW OPEN

The window for submission of 2020 IMCA contractor member safety statistical data is now open and will close on Friday 9 April 2021.

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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Now Available – summary of IMCA Safety Flashes from 2020

Our summary of 2020 Safety Flashes brings together the 148 incidents or events in 34 Safety Flashes and highlights key trends.

All the published safety events or incidents are available on our website as individual web pages under our Safety Flash section.

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Bypassing Safety Controls

Bypassing safety controls may be a causal factor or an underlying issue in almost half of incidents and events submitted for IMCA Safety Flashes. IMCA’s HSSE Core Committee hopes to be focusing on this important area during 2021.

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Latest Publications

Latest Publications

Check out the latest IMCA publications on our website. You can download digital publications, read the latest Information Notes, Safety Flashes and Alerts or order logbooks.

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We are in the process of scheduling our events for 2021 and will publish details as and when they become available. Check the website regularly for updates.

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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.

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