IconIMCA’s Marine Construction Contract revised and re-issued

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a variety of guides, templates and discussion documents aimed at raising awareness on contracting issues (including liability and insurance), promoting discussion and providing tools that may be useful for its contractor members, their clients and sub-contractors. All are subject to revision to ensure usefulness to all stakeholders … Continue reading “IMCA’s Marine Construction Contract revised and re-issued”

IconSafe Management of Survey and Inspection Data – new IMCA publication

There is not a computer user alive who has not experienced the frustration of losing data – however, when talking about the safe handling and management of large volumes of valuable or significant survey and inspection data in the offshore industry, this escalates the problem from annoying to crucial and potentially costly. Technical developments have … Continue reading “Safe Management of Survey and Inspection Data – new IMCA publication”

IconIMCA guidance on Minimum Quantities of Gas Required Offshore

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Minimum quantities of gas required offshore’ (IMCA D 050) to address the minimum amount of emergency breathing medium (air or mixed gas) required to be kept at an offshore dive site before the dive commences, and during it. Helpfully , the new publication includes a useful equation … Continue reading “IMCA guidance on Minimum Quantities of Gas Required Offshore”

IconIMCA publishes revised Marine Inspection for Small Workboats

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) is well used throughout the industry, now, with smaller vessels in mind, a revised edition of ‘Marine inspection for small workboats (Common marine inspection document for small workboats)’ (IMCA M 189 Rev 2) has been published. As IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler explains: “The … Continue reading “IMCA publishes revised Marine Inspection for Small Workboats”

IconNitrox – IMCA publishes guidance on surface supplied diving ops

One of the most recent publications from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is ‘Surface Supplied Diving Operations Using Nitrox’ (IMCA D 048). Surface supplied diving is sometimes carried out using a breathing gas mix of nitrogen and oxygen, with a higher percentage of oxygen in the mix than in natural compressed air. The common … Continue reading “Nitrox – IMCA publishes guidance on surface supplied diving ops”

IconMaking Waves #63 – June 2012

Highlights from issue 63 of Making Waves Include: Report from our safety and environment seminar Spotlight on Dave Forsyth New MLC guidance DESIGN update Bridge team management

IconIMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving operations

New guidance has been produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on the use of ‘hold-back’ vessels during diving operations. These are towing (or other) vessels that provoke additional security for DP (dynamically positioned) vessels engaged in critical operations by means of attachment by wire rope. “Our new publication (IMCA M 185 Rev 1) … Continue reading “IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving operations”