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IconIMCA Publishes Basic Training Document aimed at Offshore Renewables Sector

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Basic Safety Training Requirements for Personnel Employed in the Offshore Renewable Energy Sector’ (IMCA C 018). It provides standard basic safety training requirements for inclusion at contract awards stage covering those employed on-board vessels during the construction and maintenance support phases of offshore renewable energy projects. The … Continue reading “IMCA Publishes Basic Training Document aimed at Offshore Renewables Sector”

IconIMCA publishes a new Code of Practice for Offshore Pipeline and Umbilical Installation Systems

In April 2019 the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) Marine Division Management Committee set up a workgroup to focus on developing a code of practice for offshore pipelines and umbilical installation systems. Bringing together world-leading pipelaying contractors, Allseas, Subsea 7, McDermott, Saipem and TechnipFMC, the workgroup came together to share knowledge and best practice in … Continue reading “IMCA publishes a new Code of Practice for Offshore Pipeline and Umbilical Installation Systems”

IconIMCA Awards – submit your nominations

The nominations process for 2020 IMCA Awards is still open. All IMCA Members are welcome to submit their nominations. Three categories for 2020: Safety Environmental Sustainability COVID-19 initiatives Read about the criteria for nominations, the submissions process and previous winners Contact communications@imca-int.com DETAILS OF HOW TO ENTER are included below and in the Awards flyer … Continue reading “IMCA Awards – submit your nominations”

IconIMCA’s global reach: AWEA Offshore Windpower Virtual Summit

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is presenting at the AWEA Offshore Virtual Summit on 13 October 2020.   Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine and Bruce Gresham, Director of Client Engagement, North America, will give a joint presentation on ‘Preparing the Workforce – Industry Education and Training’ (15.15 EST/20.15 GMT).   IMCA’s Technical … Continue reading “IMCA’s global reach: AWEA Offshore Windpower Virtual Summit”

IconIMCA and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Webinar

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) invites its Members to participate in a webinar on 7 October introducing the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), one of the globally recognised standards for reporting sustainability information.   Environmental Sustainability is a strategic theme for IMCA and as such hosting this webinar forms part of our approach to … Continue reading “IMCA and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Webinar”

IconNominations Open for IMCA Awards

The nominations process for 2020 IMCA Awards is still open. All IMCA Members are welcome to submit their nominations. Three categories for 2020: Safety Environmental Sustainability COVID-19 initiatives Read the details here

IconIMCA Lifting & Rigging Webinar – 1 October

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding 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 … Continue reading “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”