IconVacancy: IMCA Technical Adviser – Marine

IMCA, the influential international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies, is seeking a Technical Adviser specialising in dynamic positioning (DP) to join its secretariat, supporting and implementing IMCA’s wide-ranging work programme.

IconInstant access to IMO dynamic positioning guidelines from the IMCA website

It was in March 2015 that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). Now that IMO has published the update (MSC/Circ.1580), IMCA has consolidated the guidance into document 245 … Continue reading “Instant access to IMO dynamic positioning guidelines from the IMCA website”

IconIMCA publishes ROV personnel and vehicle statistics

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has long collected information both on personnel working on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and also on the types of ROV in operation. There has now been a thorough reassessment of the original reported data going back to 2010 in order to identify long-term trends. As Richard Benzie, IMCA’s Technical … Continue reading “IMCA publishes ROV personnel and vehicle statistics”

IconIMCA Asia-Pacific regional meeting taking place in Kuala Lumpur

The next International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Asia-Pacific regional meeting for members and invited guests will take place on Tuesday 29 August from 09:00 in Kuala Lumpur at the Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The meeting will be attended by IMCA’s Chief Executive, Allen Leatt, and will include technical presentations including Jaap Zwicker of Heerema … Continue reading “IMCA Asia-Pacific regional meeting taking place in Kuala Lumpur”

IconIMCA and OCIMF staging cyber security seminar for London International Shipping Week

The need for cyber security and understanding possible risks is a growing concern across all industries and sectors.  As part of London International Shipping Week the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) are holding a Cyber Security Seminar on 12 September. With the overall theme ‘Ship control systems: ‘Designed in’ … Continue reading “IMCA and OCIMF staging cyber security seminar for London International Shipping Week”

Icon2017 IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar presentations now online

The presentations from the 2017 International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Lifting & Rigging Seminar with its theme ‘Slings and rigging: ‘The soft revolution’’ held on 14 June at the Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol are now online, as is a full report on the seminar and details of the workshops held as an integral part of the … Continue reading “2017 IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar presentations now online”

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.