IconIMO Secretary-General seeks UN support over “keyworker” designation for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has asked the United Nations system agencies to support IMO in its request to governments to declare seafarers, port personnel and other crucial maritime workers as key personnel. Mr. Lim made the plea during a virtual meeting (1 April) with other UN chiefs and the UN Secretary-General.  The meeting addressed the impact … Continue reading “IMO Secretary-General seeks UN support over “keyworker” designation for seafarers”

IconIMCA actively participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the pandemic. This COVID-19 … Continue reading “IMCA actively participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group”

IconNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Diving Contractors

Guidance for Diving Contractors is provided below and also available to download here 1           BACKGROUND The novel Coronavirus disease, now named COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It was first identified during an outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has since spread worldwide with increasing signs that … Continue reading “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Diving Contractors”

IconMarine and DP assurance – IMCA advice during ongoing COVID-19 situation

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and the extremely challenging times that many are facing, IMCA recommends the following approach to marine assurance activities, should it not be possible to obtain assurance services as a direct result in the vessel’s region of operation. This information is also available as an Information Note which can … Continue reading “Marine and DP assurance – IMCA advice during ongoing COVID-19 situation”

IconPre-registration open for Diving Supervisors Certification

IMCA is introducing a continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for diving supervisors, following a successful pilot which commenced in September 2019.  The CPD scheme incorporates the latest in training techniques to support diving supervisors in keeping up to date with the latest information and guidelines from IMCA. The CPD system will go live to IMCA’s … Continue reading “Pre-registration open for Diving Supervisors Certification”

IconIMCA’s DP competence assurance in the spotlight in Rio

Vessel and crew competence assurance were firmly in the spotlight at the South America Regional Meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in Rio de Janeiro which saw a record attendance of IMCA members and guests on 5 March. Following a global update on IMCA activity by Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, … Continue reading “IMCA’s DP competence assurance in the spotlight in Rio”

IconIMCA instrumental in IMO establishing Correspondence Group to revise Diving Code

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) at its 7th session has endorsed the establishment of an intersessional Correspondence Group to progress the revision and update of the IMO Code of Safety for Diving Systems (resolution A.831 (19) and … Continue reading “IMCA instrumental in IMO establishing Correspondence Group to revise Diving Code”

IconChanges to schedule and format of some IMCA events

In consideration of travel restrictions being adopted by many of our Member companies, and in order to minimise risk, uncertainty and potential costs for our members, we have taken precautionary measures to cancel two technical seminars scheduled to take place early in June. The Lifting & Rigging and Competence & Training Committees will review their … Continue reading “Changes to schedule and format of some IMCA events”

IconIMCA driving collaboration offshore Brazil

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is presenting at The Global Offshore Brazil Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2020. IMCA’s Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, and Fugro’s John Chatten, who is also IMCA’s South America Regional Chairman, will give a joint presentation on how IMCA is driving collaboration offshore Brazil. … Continue reading “IMCA driving collaboration offshore Brazil”

IconIMCA Diving CPD app exceeds expectations in trial phase

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has successfully completed trials of its Diving Supervisor CPD App. IMCA launched a pilot Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme for diving supervisors in September 2019. This followed announcements of the programme in November 2018, outlining the development of an App based scheme incorporating the very latest in training techniques … Continue reading “IMCA Diving CPD app exceeds expectations in trial phase”

IconIMCA successfully achieves ISO 27001 certification

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has recently passed an ISO 27001 (Information Security Management) Stage 2 Audit in addition to its annual ISO 9001 surveillance audit. ISO 27001 is the standard created by the International Organisation for Standardization which deals with Information Security Management and is a way of ensuring that information security risks … Continue reading “IMCA successfully achieves ISO 27001 certification”

IconIMCA speaking at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is being represented by Peter Sieniewicz, IMCA Technical Adviser – Diving, at this year’s Underwater Intervention (UI) on 5 February 2020. UI, which takes place in New Orleans 4-6 February 2020, is the premier event for the entire underwater operations industry. Through compelling education and thought-provoking features, UI will … Continue reading “IMCA speaking at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans”

IconIMCA featuring in three key conferences in London

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is playing an active role in the forthcoming European Dynamic Positioning Conference in London on 4 February 2020. Reza Yaghoobi, Technical Adviser – Marine at IMCA will be speaking on ‘IMCA DP Assurance Initiatives over the past 12 months’, considering revised guidelines for developing and conducting DP annual trials … Continue reading “IMCA featuring in three key conferences in London”

IconIMCA at Subsea Expo2020

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is exhibiting at this year’s Subsea Expo between 11-13 February 2020 at the P&J Live in Aberdeen, UK. Allen Leatt, IMCA Chief Executive said: “In IMCA’s 25th Anniversary year we thought it a great idea to participate in this event and create an open pavilion area to meet with our … Continue reading “IMCA at Subsea Expo2020”

IconExamination dates announced for 2020

IMCA has announced locations and dates for examinations for both the DP Accreditation Scheme and Diving certification. Click here to check the scheduled dates and locations. Please contact our accreditation and certification team to book your place or to find out more information.

IconSafety statistics for IMCA contractor members – 2019

The web-based portal is now open for submission of 2019 IMCA Contractor members’ safety statistics.  Please browse to www.imca-int.com/data/safety/submit, log in using your IMCA company login details and click on “Submit Data”.  You will then be taken to an easy to use web-based form. The window for submission of 2019 IMCA contractor member safety statistical … Continue reading “Safety statistics for IMCA contractor members – 2019”