The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has introduced a new feature to their eCMID website to enable vessel operators to upload additional documents that may be of interest to their clients. As IMCA’s Technical Director, Mark Ford explains: “This new feature, which is optional, ensures that eCMID is part of a broader vessel assurance system. … Continue reading “New feature for IMCA’s eCMID ensures usefulness for clients”
Mark Ford , Technical Director of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was caught by surprise when he was recently awarded an IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveying) Blue Water Award at the IIMS London 2019 Conference Dinner held at 10/11 Carlton House Terrace in central London Mike Schwarz, CEO of IIMS quotes from his … Continue reading “IMCA’s Technical Director Awarded an IIMS Blue Water Award”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued a notice setting out the benefits of eCMID, its online vessel inspection system, and warning users that offline use is no longer permitted. Since 1 January 2018, IMCA has only recognised formal inspection reports conducted using its eCMID application and uploaded into the database website (www.imcaecmid.com). Any … Continue reading “IMCA warns against offline use of eCMID system”
Updated eCMID question sets include cyber security, Maritime Labour Convention and vessel reactivation IMCA M 167 rewritten as single reference point on inspection process and report use The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched an updated suite of question sets in issue 11 of the eCMID and issue 4 of the eMISW vessel inspection … Continue reading “IMCA launches eCMID 11 and eMISW 4 question sets”
IMCA has circulated draft revised versions of the eCMID (IMCA M 149 Issue 11) and eMISW (IMCA M 189 Issue 4) inspection templates. These provide advance notice of changes, as well as providing an opportunity for users to comment on the question sets prior to publication, planned for early September. The eCMID update includes: new … Continue reading “IMCA consulting on forthcoming updates to the eCMID and eMISW templates”
IMCA’s Technical Manager, Mark Ford, and the Chairman of eCMID Committee, Stephen Birt, gave a presentation on ‘IMCA eCMID – An Independent ISM Health Check for your Ship’, to the International Marine Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee on 21 May. The presentation covered the importance of eCMID to provide a regular health check on a vessel’s Safety … Continue reading “Presenting eCMID to the IMO”
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 more than 1,000 owners and operators are now listed on the eCMID database, and this is consulted by more than 3,800 users each year. The … Continue reading “New funding arrangements for IMCA eCMID system”
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.
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).
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.