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Making Waves – May 2021

CEO Update – May 2021 Welcome to the May edition of Making Waves. I am very pleased to report that this month we will be publishing the first edition of our Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability which I recommend to all our Members. Our CPD programme, which has cut new ground in the diving division, has recently been expanded to the marine division. IMCA has collaborated with the Nautical Institute to develop a CPD app for DPOs. The scheme is designed to help DPOs maintain their technical knowledge of the latest industry practices. As I mentioned earlier in the

DPO CPD APP Launched by Nautical Institute and IMCA

The Nautical Institute (NI) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have worked together to develop a Dynamic Positioning Operators (“DPO”) continuing professional development (“CPD”) app which is launched today (24 March 2021). Feedback from industry is that CPD is an effective means to combat knowledge and skill fade, and this scheme will be a welcome addition to the market and the DPO community alike. The scheme is designed to help DPOs maintain their technical knowledge of the latest industry practices. The app will expand professional awareness of the latest IMCA/industry guidance; DP safety bulletins; DP exercises and training drills;

Roadmap for vaccination of International Seafarers

Through its active involvement with an industry-led Vaccination Taskforce, IMCA has helped develop a roadmap which sets out procedures for a programme that can be implemented by all stakeholders concerned to facilitate safe ship crew vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be used by shipping companies (their agents and representatives, including crew agencies), maritime administrations and national health authorities, in liaison with other authorities (such as local customs, immigration, border control, seaport and civil aviation) and seafarers, during the planning and roll-out stages of the vaccination programme)”. View Roadmap

Making Waves – March 2021

CEO Update – May 2021 Welcome to the May edition of Making Waves. I am very pleased to report that this month we will be publishing the first edition of our Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability which I recommend to all our Members. Our CPD programme, which has cut new ground in the diving division, has recently been expanded to the marine division. IMCA has collaborated with the Nautical Institute to develop a CPD app for DPOs. The scheme is designed to help DPOs maintain their technical knowledge of the latest industry practices. As I mentioned earlier in the

Making Waves – January 2021

CEO Update – January 2021 Welcome to the first edition of Making Waves for 2021 – I wish you all a very happy New Year and hope you have kicked off January with renewed drive and hope for better prospects. 2021 is going to be an important year for IMCA on a few fronts: our business strategy, data collection, and some of our key committees. Read more Visit IMCA’s COVID-19 Resource Area Keep up to date with the latest from IMCA and other key sources including industry bodies, the International Maritime Organization and other associations. This area is split into

Making Waves – December 2020

CEO Update – December 2020 Welcome to the December edition of Making Waves, rounding off what has been tumultuous year for us all. Despite this, I am pleased to report plenty of successes and progress in 2020: We maintained full business continuity during all COVID lockdowns, and in fact the Secretariat has been working fully remotely since 13 March. The IT systems have worked very well and there has been no interruption in service to our Members. Our committee work has continued as planned, the document reviews and developments as planned, and our seminars and regional events have all taken

Making Waves – October 2020

Keep up to date with the latest information from IMCA – read our October 2020 issue. In this issue, we cover: IMCA adopts environmental sustainability roadmapDiving Supervisor CPD requirements for 2021eCMID Inspection App changesCOVID-19 updates and IMO reportLatest publications and event reports

Making Waves 88 – January 2019

In our latest edition of Making Waves, we feature the IMCA Annual Seminar held in November 2018. This covers the opening day and the focus on strategies being developed to cope with the downturn, and new ways of oil companies and contractors working together. It also includes the two Technical Sessions, on Marine and Diving, held on the second day, and the discussions on matters such as professional development, energy efficiency initiatives, diving instruments and health, fitness and medical issues. Other highlights in issue 88 include: Corporate Social Responsibility Competence e-Portfolio eCMID 2018 DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme Diving Supervisor Annual

Making Waves 87 – August 2018

In this edition of Making Waves, we feature the Hywind project in Scotland and the potential for floating wind farms. We also put eCMID in the spotlight with an interview with Stephen Birt of TechnipFMC – Chairman of IMCA’s Marine eCMID Committee. Other highlights in issue 87 include: Hyperbaric passive sampling IMO’s decision to review its Code of safety for diving systems IMO’s regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous shipping IMCA events – Annual Seminar, Contracts & Insurance Seminar, and Lifting & Rigging Seminar Updates on dynamic positioning, reactivation of DP vessels and demonstrating competence.

Making Waves 86 – April 2018

In our latest edition of Making Waves, we feature the work of Fugro to map the ocean floor to support the Seabed 2030 project. Other feature articles include an interview with McDermott International’s Kyle Pemberton, giving us his insight to some issues being discussed at the IMO; and Darren Brunton of KBA Training writes on delivering effective training. Other highlights of issue 86 include: Steve Sheppard joins IMCA’s Board Life Time Achievement Award for IMCA’s Chris Rodricks Reports on regional meetings Freelancers demonstrating their competencies Updates on DP, eCMID and diving The future of remote intervention.

Making Waves 85 – January 2018

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have a feature article on building resilience, with a new IMCA programme setting out a personal resilience awareness programme tailored for the marine contracting industry. Other highlights of issue 85 include: New appointments to the IMCA team focus on member and client engagement Reports from recent events hubs in Singapore and London Sustainability – new IMCA initiatives and awards success for a cross-industry project Updates on diver training and international certificate recognition Reactivation – an opportunity to make DP safer Decommissioning data sharing

Making Waves 84 – September 2017

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have a feature article on the decommissioning of the Brent Delta platform, including a world record lift as the topsides were brought ashore by the Pioneering Spirit and an interview with Allseas project manager, Evert van Herel. Other highlights of issue 84 include: Reports from successful hub events in Amsterdam Environmental issues and ‘green leadership’ Changes to the eCMID system from 1 January 2018 New safety videos Successful work with developers of a new standard on gas cylinder examination and testing All the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.

Making Waves 83 – June 2017

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have an interview with Kitack Lim – Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as IMCA steps up its representation of the marine contracting sector at IMO and with regulators around the world. Other highlights of issue 83 include: Meet the new IMCA President – Harke Jan Meek of Heerema Marine Contractors New initiatives announced following a strategic review Safety statistics published and safety flash changes coming Regulatory briefing from IMO, ILO, the US (Jones Act) and Brussels All the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.