eCMID iconIndustry Group Achieves Breakthrough as Governments around the World Pledge Action to Support Crew Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Industry Group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP, ISOA and the Workboat Association (details below) applauds the breakthrough at an international maritime virtual summit hosted by the UK Government on 9 July where 12 other governments also pledged their support for actions needed to ensure the welfare of the world’s seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading “Industry Group Achieves Breakthrough as Governments around the World Pledge Action to Support Crew Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

eCMID iconIMO supports Industry Group recommendations

The International Maritime Organisation has received Recommendations for port and coastal States on the prompt disembarkation of seafarers for medical care ashore during the COVID-19 pandemic, developed by a broad cross section of global industry associations in consultative status with the Organization representing the maritime transportation sector, including IMCA. Read the full IMO Circular Letter … Continue reading “IMO supports Industry Group recommendations”

eCMID iconInformation Note on COVID-19 and safely re-establishing working arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and continues to present the marine contracting sector with some significant challenges, particularly when in association with the effects of the recent fall in the price of oil. This Information Note provides members with information intended to help them safely re-establish working arrangements … Continue reading “Information Note on COVID-19 and safely re-establishing working arrangements”

eCMID iconIndustry Group urges the UK government to exempt all Offshore Energy Sector Workers from its Quarantine Restrictions

The global Offshore Industry Group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA urges the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the 14-day quarantine restrictions introduced on the 8 June.   The Group has the support of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization’s Secretary-General for its Recommendations (IMO Circular Letter 4204/Add.13) calling … Continue reading “Industry Group urges the UK government to exempt all Offshore Energy Sector Workers from its Quarantine Restrictions”

eCMID iconCelebrating World Environment and Oceans Days: Sustainability includes the Blue Planet!

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Today marks the 46th year of celebrating World Environment Day.  The interconnected nature of environment, economy and society is more apparent than ever as we face the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since joining the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) three weeks ago, I have been engaging … Continue reading “Celebrating World Environment and Oceans Days: Sustainability includes the Blue Planet!”

eCMID iconIMCA, together with industry groups, influencing key worker designation

ICAO, ILO, and IMO issue joint call to world governments on need for ‘key worker’ designations for essential air and sea personnel The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 26 May 2020, in issuing a new Joint Statement on the need to ensure … Continue reading “IMCA, together with industry groups, influencing key worker designation”

eCMID iconSurvey to support implementation of IMO Recommended Framework regarding Crew Changes

Members are invited to complete a very short survey to support industry efforts to encourage Governments to implement the IMO Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Ship Crew Changes and Travel During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14 of 5 May 2020) and facilitate crew changes throughout the pandemic in as many ports as … Continue reading “Survey to support implementation of IMO Recommended Framework regarding Crew Changes”

eCMID iconIMCA actively participates in eCMID online festival of knowledge

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be actively participating in an eCMID online festival of knowledge aimed at sharing the latest updates with Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs). The IMCA eCMID system provides the marine and offshore industry with standardised formats for vessel inspection and offers a safety management system (SMS) ‘health check’. Using eCMID … Continue reading “IMCA actively participates in eCMID online festival of knowledge”

eCMID iconIMCA and industry group lobbying IMO on behalf of offshore workers

IMCA is playing a key role in an industry group lobbying the IMO to support a recommendation for Governments and national authorities to facilitate the movement of offshore energy sector personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. An industry group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA, having gained initial approval from IMO, has now formally written … Continue reading “IMCA and industry group lobbying IMO on behalf of offshore workers”