IconHyperbaric Evacuation Systems Interface Recommendations published by IMCA

Proposals published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in ‘Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems (HES) Interface Recommendations’ (IMCA D 051) seek to address the interface issues encountered when a diving contractor needs to remove its divers from a stricken facility by use of a hyperbaric rescue unit (HRU). “This document is a ‘recommendation’ only,” explains Jane … Continue reading “Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems Interface Recommendations published by IMCA”

IconNew IMCA President for a new year

Biennial changes at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) see Massimo Fontolan of Saipem taking on the role of President of IMCA, the association representing the interests of nearly 900 offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies in over 60 countries. Massimo Fontolan is currently Vice President Commercial, North Atlantic and Arctic at Saipem Ltd. In … Continue reading “New IMCA President for a new year”

IconConducting Annual DP Trials Programmes for DP Vessels

‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels: Executive Summary’ is the latest publication from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). The full guidance document was developed because there were widely differing approaches to annual dynamic positioning (DP) trials throughout the industry. This IMCA guidance (IMCA M 190) is designed to … Continue reading “Conducting Annual DP Trials Programmes for DP Vessels”

IconTwo new pocket safety cards From IMCA

Two new pocket safety cards have been published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). IMCA’s 22nd card covers electrical hazards attracting attention with its message”electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to equipment”. It details the hazards, and provides bullet points on assessing and reducing the risks of electrical shock. The … Continue reading “Two new pocket safety cards From IMCA”

IconIMCA consultation on Guidance on Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is consulting widely, and globally, on new guidance on hyperbaric evacuation systems aimed at improving the safety of saturation divers throughout the world. “In 2011 we set up an industry-wide workgroup to develop the hyperbaric evacuation guidance,” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler.”The work was split into five main … Continue reading “IMCA consultation on Guidance on Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems”

IconeCMID Update #6 – January 2013

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.

IconMajor incident prevention at heart of IMCA safety seminar

The offshore oil industry has focused its safety efforts over the past 20 to 30 years on preventing incidents and injuries to people, basically preventing slips, trips and falls – the occupational health and safety aspects. In parallel there have been efforts to prevent major incidents involving multiple fatalities, or asset threatening events, and Macondo … Continue reading “Major incident prevention at heart of IMCA safety seminar”

IconIMCA publishes Guidance on Offshore Vessel High Voltage Safety

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published guidance on ‘Offshore vessel high voltage safety’ (IMCA SEL 031/IMCA M 217). “As the demand for electrical power increases on vessels, especially on large offshore construction vessels with diesel electric propulsion installations, the supply current becomes too high for efficient and practical use of the usual shipboard … Continue reading “IMCA publishes Guidance on Offshore Vessel High Voltage Safety”