The first International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) South America Region meeting of 2017 takes place at the Comfort Suites Macaé in Brazil on Wednesday 25 January. The meeting, which is open to IMCA members and their guests, begins with a networking lunch and then features a series of compelling presentations.
Richard Benzie, IMCA’s Technical Director will provide a general IMCA update as well as a regulatory update; there will be reports too on the activities of all of IMCA’s core activity and technical committees before presentations are delivered by three guests.
Cinthya Lopes of De Moura Shipping will speak on ‘Impact of IMCA M 117 new standards on Brazilian waters’ (M 117 is IMCA’s guidance on ‘The training and experience of key DP personnel’); Sergio De Moura also of De Moura Shipping will look at: ‘Dynamic Positioning Officer (DPO) competency’. The final guest speaker of the day is Coaracy da Silva of CDS speaking about ‘The implications of the revisions of CAP 437 and NORMAM-27 Rev. 2 to vessels operating within Brazilian waters’. The full programme for the afternoon is available on the IMCA website at www.imca-int.com/events