The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Eric Roan as its regulatory representative in North America. “I am very pleased to welcome an experienced professional with the stature and credentials of Eric on to the IMCA bench,” says Allen Leatt. “He will play a key role in our dialogue with industry … Continue reading “IMCA makes North America appointment”
Following the bulletin published by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on 17 January proposing to revoke or modify a series of rulings relating to offshore activities and the Jones Act, IMCA has completed an analysis of fleet capacity in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) should the revocations go ahead. The report, Marine Construction … Continue reading “IMCA publishes report on offshore construction vessel capacity in the US Gulf of Mexico”
We’ve launched a new IMCA website, which aims to be clearer and to make it easier to find publications, other member documents and ways to get involved. We’re keen for all feedback to further improve our online presence.
Further to our various communications (email, bulletins, Making Waves etc.) on the development of our governance programme this year, we are pleased to report to our members that the EGM, called by OMC, took place as planned on 9 November. The purpose of the meeting was to allow members to vote in person or by … Continue reading “Overwhelming support for IMCA governance update”
IMCA has made improvements to better protect guidance documents in the members-only area of its website. IMCA’s online technical library is now only available to members logged in to the members’ area of the site. As part of the process, login credentials for all IMCA website users were also reset. New login details were issued … Continue reading “IMCA online document security update”
IMCA is making improvements to better protect guidance documents in the members-only area of its website. When these changes are complete IMCA’s online technical library will only be available to members logged in to the members’ area of the site. As part of this process, we will also be resetting login credentials for all IMCA … Continue reading “IMCA online document security update”
IMCA has made a small revision to its guidelines for the design and operation of dynamically positioned vessels (IMCA M 103). The update is on page 25, under section 3.4.3 on Annual DP Trials. However, the update (further to the revision made in April 2016) was minor enough that we’ve deemed it unnecessary to re-release … Continue reading “IMCA makes minor revision to M 103”
To say that there is a burden of over-auditing on the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) vessel operators is without doubt. In an effort to reduce this burden IMCA intends to improve the integrity and quality of their Common Marine Inspection Document system (CMID) by adopting a greater degree of oversight of the system. This … Continue reading “Change in concept of operation of IMCA’s CMID system”
IMCA has updated its Competition Law Compliance Policy, which can now be found here. The original document has served us well since December 2003, but the latest version tightens up certain language in-line with current practice.
A number of individuals have contacted the IMCA secretariat over the last few months seeking clarity on their ROV technician competency and operator grade status. Almost all wish to get guidance on how to acquire IMCA certification or accreditation for their ROV skills, grade or position in their company. Please be aware that IMCA does … Continue reading “Unofficial ROV technician accreditation”