IconIndustry Group Achieves Breakthrough as Governments around the World Pledge Action to Support Crew Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Industry Group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP, ISOA and the Workboat Association (details below) applauds the breakthrough at an international maritime virtual summit hosted by the UK Government on 9 July where 12 other governments also pledged their support for actions needed to ensure the welfare of the world’s seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading “Industry Group Achieves Breakthrough as Governments around the World Pledge Action to Support Crew Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

IconIMO supports Industry Group recommendations

The International Maritime Organisation has received Recommendations for port and coastal States on the prompt disembarkation of seafarers for medical care ashore during the COVID-19 pandemic, developed by a broad cross section of global industry associations in consultative status with the Organization representing the maritime transportation sector, including IMCA. Read the full IMO Circular Letter … Continue reading “IMO supports Industry Group recommendations”

IconIMCA continues to call on governments to recognise offshore energy sector workers and seafarers as Key Workers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) supports the call to action for governments to recognise offshore energy sector workers and seafarers as Key Workers on a global basis. Offshore Energy workers and seafarers have not yet been classified as Key Workers in many countries. This means that crew movement to and from ships is severely … Continue reading “IMCA continues to call on governments to recognise offshore energy sector workers and seafarers as Key Workers”

IconInformation Note on COVID-19 and safely re-establishing working arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and continues to present the marine contracting sector with some significant challenges, particularly when in association with the effects of the recent fall in the price of oil. This Information Note provides members with information intended to help them safely re-establish working arrangements … Continue reading “Information Note on COVID-19 and safely re-establishing working arrangements”

IconMaking Waves June 2020

Keep up to date with the latest information from IMCA – read our June 2020 issue. In this issue we cover: IMCA talks to G+ Supporting Offshore Workers during COVID-19 Environmental Sustainability updates Upcoming Technical Webinar iAuditor Spotlight on DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme

IconIndustry Group urges the UK government to exempt all Offshore Energy Sector Workers from its Quarantine Restrictions

The global Offshore Industry Group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA urges the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the 14-day quarantine restrictions introduced on the 8 June.   The Group has the support of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization’s Secretary-General for its Recommendations (IMO Circular Letter 4204/Add.13) calling … Continue reading “Industry Group urges the UK government to exempt all Offshore Energy Sector Workers from its Quarantine Restrictions”

IconCelebrating World Environment and Oceans Days: Sustainability includes the Blue Planet!

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Today marks the 46th year of celebrating World Environment Day.  The interconnected nature of environment, economy and society is more apparent than ever as we face the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since joining the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) three weeks ago, I have been engaging … Continue reading “Celebrating World Environment and Oceans Days: Sustainability includes the Blue Planet!”

IconIMCA Launches Unit Two of Diving CPD App

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched a new unit of its App-based continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for Diving Supervisors. 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 scheme went live early in April with 250 … Continue reading “IMCA Launches Unit Two of Diving CPD App”