IconPetrobras keynote speaker at IMCA’s annual safety and environment seminar

Delegates from around the world are registering for next month’s International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Safety and Environment Seminar, with its theme ‘Risk and impact in marine operations’ (Rio de Janeiro, 21-22 March) which will focus to a large extent on process safety/asset integrity challenges in marine construction. The seminar is endorsed by IBP (Instituto … Continue reading “Petrobras keynote speaker at IMCA’s annual safety and environment seminar”

IconIMCA publishes information note on NDE testing of gas cylinders

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published an information note on non-destructive evaluation (NDE) testing of gas cylinders. Advancements in NDE testing techniques for gas cylinders have been the subject of extensive discussion by members of the IMCA Diving Division Safety, Medical, Technical & Training Committee (SMTT). A dedicated workgroup of industry experts was … Continue reading “IMCA publishes information note on NDE testing of gas cylinders”

IconUsing audits as a means for business improvement

Audits are fundamental to safe and efficient projects, whether they are audits (or assessments, appraisals, desk-top verifications, examinations, inspections, reviews, spot checks or surveys) of equipment, procedures, or the behaviour of individuals. Indeed, they are part of any safety management system (SMS). The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published an information note on Audits, … Continue reading “Using audits as a means for business improvement”

IconRisk and impact in marine ops – IMCA’s safety and environment seminar heads to Rio

The 2012 International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Safety and Environment Seminar, with its theme ‘Risk and impact in marine operations’ (Rio de Janeiro; 21-22 March) will focus to a large extent on process safety/asset integrity challenges in marine construction. “It is a new step to move slightly away from occupational health risks and look at … Continue reading “Risk and impact in marine ops – IMCA’s safety and environment seminar heads to Rio”

IconLifeboat hooks – new design requirements/industry guidance

In recent years there have been a number of accidents caused by the failure of on-load release hooks during lifeboat drills, which have resulted in seafarers being seriously injured and even killed. IMO has therefore been developing measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has been following the IMO discussions … Continue reading “Lifeboat hooks – new design requirements/industry guidance”

IconeCMID Update #3 – January 2012

CMID Update is a quarterly newsletter related to the IMCA M 149 CMID inspection and the associated eCMID database, www.imcacmid.com. The newsletter keeps readers up to date with changes to the CMID, changes to the eCMID database and other developments, such as CMID workshops.

IconIMCA to hold ROV simulator workshop at Oceanology International

The modern remotely operated vehicle (ROV) simulator is a very sophisticated piece of equipment, extensively used for training personnel both offshore and onshore. Simulators are being used increasingly for other applications including project modelling, tooling interfacing and accident investigation. With these diverse and increasing uses in mind, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding … Continue reading “IMCA to hold ROV simulator workshop at Oceanology International”

IconIMCA puts DP in the spotlight

As befits the 50th anniversary of the advent of dynamic positioning (DP), the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has turned the spotlight on this invaluable technology. Earlier this year ‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels’ (IMCA M 190) was published. Now a complementary publication ‘Example of an Annual DP … Continue reading “IMCA puts DP in the spotlight”