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CEO Update

Read the latest from IMCA CEO Allen Leatt who reflects on IMCA’s proposed Leading Offshore Wind Industry Competitiveness programme for a sustainable supply chain and fairer contracting.

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Approving ROV introductory training courses

IMCA introduces new requirements for ROV course providers to create an industry baseline and improve safety. Providers have until 30 June 2023 to apply.

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Supporting the development of offshore wind in Taiwan

Around 25 representatives from developers, contractors, suppliers, and regulators attended the inaugural China Sea Focal Group meeting held by IMCA.

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IMCA calls for Offshore Wind Competitiveness Programme

Speaking at an industry conference, IMCA calls for sector-wide collaboration, stating it is essential in addressing supply chain losses in offshore wind.

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IMCA welcomes workboats with new membership category

Category aimed at owners and operators of small workboats which are less than 500 gross tonnage and with a load line length of less than 24 metres.

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Guidance on the provision, acceptance and handling of breathing gases for diving

IMCA delivers new guidance following requests from industry parties to address issues around breathing gases used for diving.

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Membership update

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

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People News

IMCA welcomes new communications lead

James Ketchell joins as head of communications and marketing with around two decades of experience, most recently with membership associations in the UK.

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Inside the Secretariat  with  Adam Hugo, IT Services & Solutions Specialist

Take a deep dive behind the scenes at IMCA with Adam Hugo, IT Services & Solutions Specialist.

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Regulatory News

International Code of Safety for Diving Operations approved by IMO’s SSE Sub-Committee

IMCA participated in the 9th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ships Systems and Equipment where finalisation of the Revision of the Code of Safety for Diving Systems and the Guidelines and Specifications for hyperbaric evacuation systems was on the agenda. 

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Update from the MPRA Committee

A revised Green House Gas (GHG) Strategy is expected to be adopted by June/July 2023 by The International Maritime Organization (IMO). Higher levels of ambition are expected than previously and as a result it is imperative the offshore sector continues to engage with IMCA’s data collection initiative.

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IMCA helps drive the implementation of the Industrial Personnel (IP) Code

IMCA is in the driving seat on the development of Explanatory Notes to aid the implementation of the Industrial Personnel (IP) Code which enters into force on 1 July 2024 and is convening a roundtable with key offshore Flag States to discuss the pertinent issues for the offshore sector.

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IMCA seeks clarification from the UK MCA on its implementation of the Marine Guidance Note 674

IMCA is engaging with Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) regarding its guidance on the Application of the Special Purpose Ships Code which removes the previously applicable grandfather clause permitting existing UK and foreign flagged vessels already operating on the UKCS to continue operating.

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Safety Corner – March 2023

IMCA’s Nick Hough talks Safety Statistics collection, and picks up on some items from a recent visit to Equinor’s offices in Stavanger. He also profile’s the programme of IMCA’s upcoming Safety Seminar which takes place in Amsterdam in June.

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Seizing the opportunity of floating offshore wind

Rhys Jones, Technical Adviser – Marine Renewable Energy, shares how IMCA Members can shape the future of floating offshore wind.

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World maritime theme 2023

The International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Theme for 2023 is ‘MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on’.

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Events round up

View our events round up from January and February, and explore forthcoming IMCA and industry events.

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Keep up to date with our events programme

We are back on the road engaging with members through our regional meetings and technical seminars, and we are also attending industry events. See the latest in the Events Section of our website and plan your how you will get involved.

Keeping members up to date

IMCA Digest

Find a handy list of all IMCA outputs – publications, information notes, minutes, news updates, events information and more – to help you catch-up on, or identify the issues we’ve been working on that are the most important to you.

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