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IMCA updates 'Guidance on Safety in Shipyards'

Updated to include information on traffic management in shipyards Revised document addresses occupational health and worker fitness/health in shipyards The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has updated its ‘Guidance on […]




New funding arrangements for IMCA eCMID system

Dear colleagues, We are making improvements to the eCMID vessel inspection database in response to the marked increase in use of the offshore vessels’ inspection scheme. Over 2,300 vessels from […]



IMCA introduces changes to its eCMID vessel inspection database

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has seen a marked increase in the use of its eCMID inspection scheme for offshore vessels that benefit from an independent International Safety Management health check. To manage the increase in use and enable enhancements to the eCMID website and software, IMCA is to introduce a nominal charge for each eCMID report uploaded by an AVI from 18 June 2018.



IMCA puts dynamic positioning developments in the spotlight

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Capt Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, will be speaking on crucial aspects of Dynamic Positioning (DP) at the European DP Conference in London on 6 February. IMCA has been at the forefront of DP since it was first introduced to the offshore industry. Guidance and station keeping event reports provided by IMCA members are used throughout the industry.



Reminder of changes to the eCMID system from 1 January 2018

From 1 January 2018, IMCA will only recognise formal inspection reports conducted using the eCMID database; and only those with Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) status will be able to undertake inspections in line with the Common Marine Inspection Document (IMCA M 149) and Marine Inspection for Small Workboats (CMID for Small Workboats – IMCA M 189).



Vacancy: 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.






IMCA eCMID workshop to be held in Stavanger

IMCA is holding its next regular workshop to engage with the eCMID community including vessel operators, inspectors, and clients on Monday 29 May at Oceaneering International’s facility in Stavanger, Norway. Like all such workshops in 2017, has as its core theme how IMCA vessel inspection tools can assist in vessel assurance efforts for offshore contractors – in particular, for vessels brought out of lay-up, and as part of ISM code requirements.







Change is in the air for IMCA's eCMID

From January 2018 the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) will recognise only formal inspection reports conducted using its eCMID database, meaning that paper reports not uploaded into the database will […]





eCMID Update #11 – August 2016

In this issue: Revised versions of CMID and MISW published; Watermarking and report cyber security; The AVI scheme: one year in; Continuing professional development points at eCMID events; What is coming next?




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