IconIMCA puts DP in the spotlight

As befits the 50th anniversary of the advent of dynamic positioning (DP), the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has turned the spotlight on this invaluable technology. Earlier this year ‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels’ (IMCA M 190) was published. Now a complementary publication ‘Example of an Annual DP … Continue reading “IMCA puts DP in the spotlight”

IconIMCA publishes diver/ROV mattress handling guidelines

Reference material based on ‘best industry practice’ and the historical experience of a wide range of onshore and offshore disciplines dealing with issues associated with concrete mattresses has been brought together in ‘Guidelines for Diver and ROV Based Concrete Mattress Handling, Deployment, Installation, Repositioning and Decommissioning’ (IMCA D042 Rev 1 / IMCA R016) published by … Continue reading “IMCA publishes diver/ROV mattress handling guidelines”

IconIMCA publishes guidelines for oxy-arc cutting

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘Guidelines for Oxy-Arc Cutting’ (IMCA D 003 Rev 1) has five main aims – to improve safety and efficiency; to consider the selection of subsea cutting methods; to place more emphasis on risk assessment prior to commencing a job; to provide operational considerations; and to provide preventative … Continue reading “IMCA publishes guidelines for oxy-arc cutting”

IconIMCA publishes world-wide diving personnel statistics

Figures published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) reveal that globally there was a reduction in offshore diving work in 2010, compared with 2009, possibly due to the economic environment. A peak of close to 3,500 diving personnel was employed offshore world-wide by 43 IMCA members (i.e. those who responded to the call for … Continue reading “IMCA publishes world-wide diving personnel statistics”

IconNew Orleans – the right venue at the right time for IMCA annual seminar

Delegates from all over the world will be gathering in New Orleans in a matter of weeks for the 19th Annual Seminar of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). With its theme ‘The Future of Marine & Subsea Operations’, the two day event gets off to a flying start on Wednesday 9 November with a … Continue reading “New Orleans – the right venue at the right time for IMCA annual seminar”

IconIMCA publishes DP station keeping incidents 2009 and requests input to 2010 report

The sharing of information on incidents is essential as an aid to improved safety, with each one improving the knowledge base of other organisations undertaking similar activities. This is why the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) publishes an annual report on dynamic positioning (DP) station keeping incidents. The report on incidents in 2009 has just … Continue reading “IMCA publishes DP station keeping incidents 2009 and requests input to 2010 report”

IconIMCA publications available in Portuguese and Spanish

Eight key publications from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have been translated into both Latin American Portuguese and Spanish and are now available for downloading on the IMCA website at www.imca-int.com “The availability of these versions for the Southern and Central American regions reflects the increasing internationalisation of the association and the growing number … Continue reading “IMCA publications available in Portuguese and Spanish”

IconAnnual DP trials under the conference spotlight

Annual dynamic positioning (DP) trials for DP vessels will come under the conference spotlight when Ian Giddings, Technical Adviser – Marine, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) speaks at the 15th Marine Technology Society (MTS) DP conference 11-12 October 2011 in Houston, Texas. As he explains:”The 50th anniversary of dynamic positioning allows us the opportunity to … Continue reading “Annual DP trials under the conference spotlight”

IconCorporate’ competence key to improving offshore safety

Andy Woolgar of Subsea 7, President of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) raises the issue of elevating competence from the marine contracting sector’s offshore workplace to onshore and management personnel and ‘corporate’ competence in his President’s letter in the latest issue of IMCA’s quarterly newsletter ‘Making Waves’. “The standard components of qualifications, skills and … Continue reading “Corporate’ competence key to improving offshore safety”

IconGuidance on the Use of Simulators published by IMCA

A slim 18-page volume published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) marks a significant piece of work in the quest for increasing levels of competence within the marine contracting industry. “Guidance on the Use of Simulators (IMCA C 014 Rev. 1) is a fundamental piece of work, for it emphasises the increased importance placed … Continue reading “Guidance on the Use of Simulators published by IMCA”

IconIMCA vessel assurance workshop

A systematic, and common, approach to vessel assurance is seen increasingly as invaluable to both owners and operators eager to improve safety and efficiency. It is an approach that encourages self-audit, promotes good record keeping and provides a means to demonstrate capability/status of compliance with identified requirements. With this in mind, the International Marine Contractors … Continue reading “IMCA vessel assurance workshop”

IconMaking Waves #60 – September 2011

Highlights from issue 60 of Making Waves Include: IMCA forms the Renewable Energy Workshop Publications available as free downloads New joint IMCA/OGP GNSS publication Spotlight on Joar Gangenes Competence workshop

IconeCMID Update #2 – September 2001

CMID Update is a quarterly newsletter related to the IMCA M 149 CMID inspection and the associated eCMID database, www.imcacmid.com. The newsletter keeps readers up to date with changes to the CMID, changes to the eCMID database and other developments, such as CMID workshops.

IconMaking Waves #59 – June 2011

Highlights from issue 59 of Making Waves Include: Competence workshops reports New IMCA contracts materials Nina Adams retires New safety promotion materials Revision of CMID and database Spotlight on Giorgio Martelli

IconeCMID Update #1 – May 2011

CMID Update is a quarterly newsletter related to the IMCA M 149 CMID inspection and the associated eCMID database, www.imcacmid.com. The newsletter keeps readers up to date with changes to the CMID, changes to the eCMID database and other developments, such as CMID workshops.