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IconCountdown underway for start of IMCA’s DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme

The application process for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme will open on 1 May. In preparation, IMCA has created a dedicated page on the IMCA website providing information on the scheme and the steps that those seeking accreditation need to undertake. “The aims of the scheme are to improve the … Continue reading “Countdown underway for start of IMCA’s DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme”

IconIMCA to focus on remote surveillance supporting offshore operations at Rio de Janeiro regional meeting

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold its South America Regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 14 March. With its theme ‘Remote Surveillance in Support of Offshore Operations’ this will be an opportunity for IMCA members and their guests to receive an update on the Association’s activities, and to hear highly relevant presentations from three IMCA member companies.

IconIMCA publishes guidelines on the shared use of ROV sensors

Potential to improve efficiency and reduce costs The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) has published ‘Guidelines for the Shared Use of Sensors for ROV and Survey Purposes’ (IMCA S 025 / R 022), which is available on the Association’s website. The document provides technical guidance and an overview of some of the factors to consider … Continue reading “IMCA publishes guidelines on the shared use of ROV sensors”

IconIMCA publishes summary of 2018 safety flashes

 136 incidents reported in 29 Safety Flashes in 2018 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued an Information Note showing that in 2018 it published 29 Safety Flashes reporting 136 incidents. Delivered regularly throughout the year, IMCA’s Safety Flash system provides a fast and vital communication channel to help improve safety performance in the offshore … Continue reading “IMCA publishes summary of 2018 safety flashes”

IconMaking Waves 88 – January 2019

In our latest edition of Making Waves, we feature the IMCA Annual Seminar held in November 2018. This covers the opening day and the focus on strategies being developed to cope with the downturn, and new ways of oil companies and contractors working together. Also included: corporate social responsiblity, competence e-portfolio, eCMID, DP practitioner accreditation and more.

IconIMCA to unveil 2018 Dynamic Positioning stats and Practitioner Accreditation Scheme

Highest number of reports on DP Station Keeping events since Reporting Scheme began Date for DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme announced The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, will reveal the findings of the 2018 IMCA DP Station Keeping Reporting Scheme, and details of its DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme at … Continue reading “IMCA to unveil 2018 Dynamic Positioning stats and Practitioner Accreditation Scheme”

IconIMCA seminar on the use of the Competence e-Portfolio

• Understanding the advantages of IMCA’s competence e-portfolio • How the e-portfolio works in practice • Seminar – 5 February 2019, Aberdeen The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has developed a competence e-portfolio for contractors to assess the skills and experience of freelance personnel in a more standardised way. The seminar, ‘Re-establishing the vital role … Continue reading “IMCA seminar on the use of the Competence e-Portfolio”

IconIMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247). The new document complements the Association’s existing guidance on Dynamic Positioning (DP). Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Marine Technical Adviser, said: “Unexpected events that jeopardise station keeping integrity are regularly reported via the IMCA DP … Continue reading “IMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems”

IconIMCA safety statistics – a new look for the new year

IMCA contractor members to take part in annual safety survey The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is introducing a new web-based method for collecting safety statistics from its contractor members. This will result in simpler, more timely reporting, and the ability to easily benchmark performance. IMCA began collecting safety data over 20-years ago, and the … Continue reading “IMCA safety statistics – a new look for the new year”