IconCall for papers for joint SUT/THSiS/IMCA seminar ‘The Leading Edge Of Value-Based Subsea Inspection’

A call for papers has been issued for the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), the Hydrographic Society in Scotland and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) joint seminar, which this year has the theme ‘The Leading Edge of Value-Based Subsea Inspection’.  It is available at www.sut.org/event/call-for-papers-the-leading-edge-of-value-based-subsea-inspection/. The seminar will be held in Aberdeen on 1 … Continue reading “Call for papers for joint SUT/THSiS/IMCA seminar ‘The Leading Edge Of Value-Based Subsea Inspection’”

IconIMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the short term concession by the Home Office to immigration rules concerning seafarers joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects. However, IMCA notes that the recent change by the Home Office of immigration control over such seafarers (to resume after 21 October 2017) … Continue reading “IMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession”

IconMaking Waves 83 – June 2017

In this issue of the quarterly IMCA magazine, we speak to Kitack Lim – Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as IMCA steps up its representation of the marine contracting sector at IMO and with regulators around the world.
Also in this issue: Harke Jan Meek becomes IMCA President; new initiatives following the recent strategic review; safety statistics published and changes to safety flashes on the way; regulatory updates from IMO, ILO, US (Jones Act) and the EU; and the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.

IconTwo highly topical presentations at IMCA Europe & Africa region meeting

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) members and guests attending the association’s Europe & Africa Region meeting at the Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Tuesday 13 June will hear two highly topical presentations. The first by Evert van Herel, Project Manager of Allseas will focus on ‘Brent Delta removal, the end of an era’; the second … Continue reading “Two highly topical presentations at IMCA Europe & Africa region meeting”

IconIMCA announces new President

Harke Jan Meek, Chief Commercial Officer at Heerema Marine Contractors, has become IMCA’s new President and Chairman of the Board, with Iain Grainger, Vice President Commercial at McDermott International Inc. the new IMCA Vice President.

IconIMCA aims to set the Jones Act record straight

On May 10, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Customs Bulletin & Decisions, Vol. 51, No. 19, ‘Withdrawal of Proposed Modification and Revocation of Ruling Letters Relating to Customs Application of the Jones Act to the Transportation of Certain Merchandise and Equipment Between Coastwise Points’.  The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) immediately welcomed … Continue reading “IMCA aims to set the Jones Act record straight”

IconThe real facts related to CBP’s recent decision to withdraw its Jones Act proposal

On May 10, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued Customs Bulletin & Decisions, Vol. 51, No. 19, “Withdrawal of Proposed Modification and Revocation of Ruling Letters Relating to Customs Application of the Jones Act to the Transportation of Certain Merchandise and Equipment Between Coastwise Points.”  The International Marine Contractors Association (“IMCA”) immediately welcomed … Continue reading “The real facts related to CBP’s recent decision to withdraw its Jones Act proposal”