IconIMCA – HSSE Seminar – “Shaping A Sustainable Future”, Amsterdam 19/20 November 2019

Senior managers and QHSE professionals from organisations involved in the offshore marine contracting industry will be gathering in Amsterdam (Park Plaza Hotel, Schiphol) on 19 & 20 November for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Health, Safety & Environment Seminar. The seminar is closely aligned to one of IMCA’s key strategic themes of Environmental Sustainability. … Continue reading “IMCA – HSSE Seminar – “Shaping A Sustainable Future”, Amsterdam 19/20 November 2019”

IconIMCA to Give Opening Address at The International Underwater Operations & Offshore Industry Expo 2019, China

The International Marine Contractor’s Association’s (IMCA) Chief Executive Officer, Allen Leatt will address the opening ceremony of the fourth International Underwater Operations & Offshore Industry Expo and participate in the sixth International Diving & Salvage and Marine Engineering Technology Forum in November. UO Expo 2019, organised by the China Diving & Salvage Contractors Association (CDSA), … Continue reading “IMCA to Give Opening Address at The International Underwater Operations & Offshore Industry Expo 2019, China”

IconIMCA Uses Next Generation of Online Training Technology

The International Marine Contractor’s Association’s (IMCA) has recently completed an upgrade to its Anti Bribery and Corruption training programme with Transparency International using the most modern online training techniques available. The updated online eLearning module called Doing Business Without Bribery is the next generation of the version launched in 2018 and is freely available on … Continue reading “IMCA Uses Next Generation of Online Training Technology”

IconIMCA joins Joint Trades Group in support of CBP Notice regarding Offshore Vessels under the Jones Act

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that further to a letter sent to President Trump earlier this month the Association has joined a Joint Trades Group in sending the attached letter to further demonstrate our support of the CBP 1625 process. Click here to view letter. Click here to view letter … Continue reading “IMCA joins Joint Trades Group in support of CBP Notice regarding Offshore Vessels under the Jones Act”

IconIMCA welcomes CBP notice regarding offshore vessels under the Jones Act

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes a new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Notice to revoke and modify rulings relating to offshore vessels under the Jones Act.  These revocations and modifications will bring much needed clarity to the U.S. offshore sector, better delineating the difference between “transportation of merchandise,” which is subject to the … Continue reading “IMCA welcomes CBP notice regarding offshore vessels under the Jones Act”

IconIMCA Seminar Set To Demystify Digitalisation

What does digitalisation mean for the offshore oil and gas industry in general, and for the marine contracting sector in particular? The forthcoming International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) day-long seminar with the theme ‘The Future Offshore Digital Environment’ being held in London on Tuesday 15 October aims to demystify the topic and help delegates plan … Continue reading “IMCA Seminar Set To Demystify Digitalisation”

IconIMCA Promotes Hybrid Battery Power Systems on DP Ships

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is promoting ways of reducing carbon emissions in the marine environment as part of its strategic theme of environmental sustainability. The contribution of battery technologies in reducing carbon emissions is now having a positive effect in the offshore marine construction market. A number of IMCA’s member companies have taken … Continue reading “IMCA Promotes Hybrid Battery Power Systems on DP Ships”

IconIMCA to introduce CPD Scheme for Diving Supervisors

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched its pilot Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme for diving supervisors. As announced in November 2018, the App based scheme incorporates the very latest in training techniques and is available in IOS, Android, tablet and PC formats. Trials of the App are now ready to begin in earnest. … Continue reading “IMCA to introduce CPD Scheme for Diving Supervisors”

IconIMCA to hold HSSE Seminar in Amsterdam in November

Senior managers and QHSE professionals from all organisations involved in the offshore marine contracting industry will be gathering in Amsterdam (Park Plaza Hotel, Schiphol) on 19 and 20 November for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Health, Safety & Environment Seminar, which will consider sustainability from an environmental, health and safety perspective.   Split over … Continue reading “IMCA to hold HSSE Seminar in Amsterdam in November”

IconNominations open for IMCA Annual Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability and Safety Annual Awards.   As Allen Leatt, Chief Executive explains: “Following the success of the inaugural awards in 2018 when TechnipFMC’s Marine Operation Services won the Environmental Sustainability Award for the ‘very positive steps undertaken by crews to eliminate use … Continue reading “Nominations open for IMCA Annual Awards”

IconIMCA Appoints Electrical Specialist To Technical Team

Reza Yaghoobi has joined the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as Technical Adviser – Marine specialising in DP electrical, control and automation. He has joined the global trade association from London Energy where he was Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Manager. He has previously worked for Berry Plastics Corporation, GNEC, Braemar Shipping and Monenco. Mark Ford, … Continue reading “IMCA Appoints Electrical Specialist To Technical Team”

IconInaugural Digitalisation Seminar on IMCA’s Calendar of Events

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be holding its inaugural Digitalisation Seminar in London on 15 October at Prince Philip House, Carlton House Terrace, with the theme ‘The Future Offshore Digital Environment’. Digitalisation is one of two key strategic themes for IMCA and has seen the formation of a Digitalisation Committee comprise of representatives … Continue reading “Inaugural Digitalisation Seminar on IMCA’s Calendar of Events”

IconIMCA Focuses on DP at Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has a major role to play at the Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference (Singapore, 17-18 September) as they stage a full afternoon of presentations and a workshop on ‘Dealing with DP Assurance Issues’ at this key event aimed at contractors, charterers, shipowners/operators/managers, shipbuilders, financiers and equipment suppliers. The session … Continue reading “IMCA Focuses on DP at Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference”

IconNew feature for IMCA’s eCMID ensures usefulness for clients

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has introduced a new feature to their eCMID website to enable vessel operators to upload additional documents that may be of interest to their clients. As IMCA’s Technical Director, Mark Ford explains: “This new feature, which is optional, ensures that eCMID is part of a broader vessel assurance system. … Continue reading “New feature for IMCA’s eCMID ensures usefulness for clients”

IconIMCA and ADCI working together to benefit Offshore Commercial Diving

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), the two major trade associations in the commercial diving industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on matters of operational safety, training standards, and the mutual recognition of diver qualifications. The two organisations have had a close relationship for … Continue reading “IMCA and ADCI working together to benefit Offshore Commercial Diving”

IconIMCA appoints Andy Seymour of Fugro to its Board

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Andy Seymour, to its Governing Board. Mr Seymour is the Global Director Operational Excellence at Fugro NV based in The Netherlands. He has a strong technical background coupled with financial, commercial and management expertise. Andy started his career at Fugro as a … Continue reading “IMCA appoints Andy Seymour of Fugro to its Board”

IconIMCA’s Technical Director Awarded an IIMS Blue Water Award

Mark Ford , Technical Director of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was caught by surprise when he was recently awarded an IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveying) Blue Water Award at the IIMS London 2019 Conference Dinner held at 10/11 Carlton House Terrace in central London Mike Schwarz, CEO of IIMS quotes from his … Continue reading “IMCA’s Technical Director Awarded an IIMS Blue Water Award”

IconIMCA set to provide assurance for DP Operations at 9th DP Asia Conference

Providing assurance for DP operations lies at the heart of the presentation being given by Captain , Technical Adviser – Marine, the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) at the 9th Dynamic Positioning Asia 2019 conference and exhibition in Singapore 2-4 July.  Speaking in a session devoted to ‘Competency of DP Personnel and Practitioners’ on 3 … Continue reading “IMCA set to provide assurance for DP Operations at 9th DP Asia Conference”

IconIMCA to unveil eCMID updates at AVI London-Based Seminar

There are over 450 Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) eCMID vessel inspection scheme around the world. This week sees the AVIs’ One Day Seminar being held in London (Regent’s University, 19 June). Three key members of the IMCA secretariat will be among the speakers at the seminar. , Technical … Continue reading “IMCA to unveil eCMID updates at AVI London-Based Seminar”

IconIMCA warns against offline use of eCMID system

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued a notice setting out the benefits of eCMID, its online vessel inspection system, and warning users that offline use is no longer permitted. Since 1 January 2018, IMCA has only recognised formal inspection reports conducted using its eCMID application and uploaded into the database website (www.imcaecmid.com). Any … Continue reading “IMCA warns against offline use of eCMID system”

IconIMCA to stage Marine Renewable Energy Seminar

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold a Marine Renewable Energy Seminar on 25 September in Amsterdam (Novotel Schiphol Airport). With the theme ‘Working together for safe and efficient operations’ this day-long seminar on the topic reflects the increasing involvement of IMCA members with the rapidly expanding global marine renewables sector.   Free … Continue reading “IMCA to stage Marine Renewable Energy Seminar”

IconIMCA to stage Lifting & Rigging Technical Forum

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold a Lifting & Rigging Technical Forum on 24 September in Amsterdam (Novotel Schiphol Airport) with the theme ‘Offshore Lifting: Training, Certification, Competency’.   This one-day seminar devised by IMCA in conjunction with TechnipFMC provides an opportunity for IMCA members to participate in an industry forum considering … Continue reading “IMCA to stage Lifting & Rigging Technical Forum”

IconApplication process now open for IMCA’s DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme

The application process for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme opens today (1 May 2019). The launch sees additional support documentation added to the IMCA website and the first dates announced for examinations with further dates to follow. Two categories of practitioners are eligible for accreditation: A DP Trials and Assurance … Continue reading “Application process now open for IMCA’s DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme”

IconInternational Diving Industry Forum established by the world’s key energy industry diving bodies

The International Diving Industry Forum (IDIF) has been established by three key industry stakeholders – the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA); the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI); and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) – to reduce and control the risks associated with energy industry diving operations carried out anywhere in … Continue reading “International Diving Industry Forum established by the world’s key energy industry diving bodies”

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”