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IconRegistration Open – IMCA Lifting & Rigging Webinar – 1 October

IMCA is hosting a Lifting & Rigging Webinar on 1 October 2020 with the theme ‘Crane-Systems: Offshore Lifting’. This online event, hosted by IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Committee, provides an opportunity for IMCA Members to participate in an event dedicated to key aspects of lifting and rigging. This webinar will look at: Work programme – … Continue reading “Registration Open – IMCA Lifting & Rigging Webinar – 1 October”

IconAgencies in the United Nations issue a statement on Crew Changes

United Nations’ Agencies issue a Joint Statement calling on all Governments to immediately recognise seafarers as key workers, and to take swift and effective action to eliminate obstacles to crew changes, so as to address the humanitarian crisis faced by the shipping sector, ensure maritime safety and facilitate economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic Read … Continue reading “Agencies in the United Nations issue a statement on Crew Changes”

IconNew Module for IMCA’s Diving CPD

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) launches the third module for its App-based continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for Diving Supervisors on 1 September. The App incorporates the latest in training techniques to support Diving Supervisors in keeping up to date with current information and guidelines from IMCA. The new module Module three is now … Continue reading “New Module for IMCA’s Diving CPD”

IconImportant Update to COVID-19 Diving Information Notes

Please note the issue of two recently published Information Notes advising Members of IMCA’s current policy on:   Renewal of Diver Medic Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Rev. 1 Updated Information Note:  IMCA D05/20 – Rev 1  ( link)   Policy for the validity of diver medicals during the COVID-19 Pandemic Updated Information Note:  IMCA … Continue reading “Important Update to COVID-19 Diving Information Notes”

IconMaking Waves August 2020

Keep up to date with the latest information from IMCA – read our August 2020 issue. In this issue we cover: eCMID Progressive Web App Addressing UK HSE concerns Latest COVID-19 updates on crew changes and diver medicals and training Upcoming regional and technical webinars

IconIMCA continues to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding crew changes

IMCA is collaborating with its International and European maritime social partners, the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) in writing to the EU institutions, i.e. the Presidents of the European Parliament, Council, Commission and to the German Presidency, as well as the heads of EU Member States on the … Continue reading “IMCA continues to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding crew changes”

IconSurvey on health protection measures on board ships in response to the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 related restrictions on crew changes have a major impact on the health and well-being of seafarers. Although some Governments have taken action to alleviate the situation, more than 200,000 seafarers are still waiting to be repatriated, many remaining on board long beyond the end of their original contracts. We would like to invite … Continue reading “Survey on health protection measures on board ships in response to the coronavirus pandemic”

IconIMCA launches progressive web app for eCMID

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announces the launch of its Progressive Web App (PWA) for its Common Marine Inspection Document system.   IMCA’s eCMID system provides the marine and offshore industry with standardised formats for vessel inspection. It offers a safety management system (SMS) ‘health check’ and can help improve the quality and consistency … Continue reading “IMCA launches progressive web app for eCMID”

IconMaking Waves July 2020

Read the latest information from IMCA – read our July 2020 issue. In this issue we cover: IOGP Life Saving Rules COVID-19 Industry Group breakthrough eCMID Findings AVI Courses online Improving Member Access IMCA 2020 Awards  

IconIMCA Awards 2020

Nominations are now being accepted for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 2020 Awards programme. IMCA initially launched its Awards programme in 2018 to recognise the activities of its Members in the areas of Safety and Environmental Sustainability. This year we are also including a special COVID-19 Category. Allen Leatt, Chief Executive explains: “Since launching … Continue reading “IMCA Awards 2020”