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IMCA announces impressive line-up of industry experts for its Environmental Sustainability

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee has announced the full programme for an online technical and motivational seminar taking place on 28 September. Guest speakers from KPMG and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, Getting to Zero Coalition of the Global Maritime Forum, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Open Ocean Robotics, Vard Engineering and Duke University, are confirmed to present alongside members of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. IMCA Contact Allen Leatt Chief Executive Contact This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser

Singapore To Provide Vaccination To Limited Seafarers

31 August, 2021 The island nation of Singapore would now be providing jabs to a select number of crew-members onboard ships. A limited vaccination programme would be rolled out in the country, which would be providing Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to non-resident foreign seafarers. Being one of the most active port nations in the world, the country has already vaccinated more than 90% of it’s own seafaring workforce. The vaccines would be available to seafarers, irrespective of their nationalities, who meet with any of these eligibility criterions: Their stay in Singapore is for more than thirty days.Their ships are

Denmark starts offering vaccines to seafarers

30 August, 2021 The Danish government has just announced that it will start offering vaccines for seafarers calling Danish ports or transiting Danish airports, becoming the latest European nation to prioritise seafarers of all nationalities for a Covid jab. Denmark will be offering one-shot Johnson & Johnson jabs. Commenting on the news, Jacob Meldgaard, the CEO of Danish shipowner Torm, said: “Offering Covid-19 vaccines for seafarers is immensely important, as it enables them to sign on vessels anywhere in the world. Many seafarers are from countries where vaccines are still in short supply, so this is indeed an important step

2020 Annual Review now online

Read our Annual Review for an overview of IMCA’s activities in 2020.The review covers all aspects of our work including our technical scope, document generation, certification activities, systems updates, COVID-19 pandemic and our industry presence. Annual Review 2020

Video Broadcast on Fuel Consumption Data Collection

IMCA’s Margaret Fitzgerald, Head of Marine Policy & Regulatory Affairs, explains the background, details and process surrounding fuel consumption data collection and how members can support this activity and influence the IMO’s decision on carbon intensity indicator for the offshore and marine contracting sector. Call to action! IMCA Marine Members – does your company operate vessels of 5,000 gross tonnage and above? Please act and share your fuel consumption data with us by completing the relevant spreadsheets – 1 per vessel – to enable us to calculate data to share with the IMO. You will find all the information you

2020 Safety Statistics available in leaflet format

IMCA produces an annual report of safety and environment statistics (covering injuries, fatalities, environmental data and reporting activity) supplied by contractor members.The report provides insight to safety, health and environmental performance of IMCA contractor members annually, enabling IMCA members to benchmark their performance. IMCA Contact Nicholas Hough Technical Adviser – HSSE and Offshore Survey Contact This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Annual Review 2020

IMCA to hold Environmental Sustainability Seminar on 28 September

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee will host an online technical, motivational seminar for members working on environmental sustainability and the energy transition on 28 September.   The event will focus on the key topics outlined in IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability which was launched in May 2021. The programme agenda aims to enlighten, engage and inspire IMCA members, and other interested stakeholders, through interaction with leading experts to ensure alignment with global practice and thinking. Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability considered the timeliness of the seminar: IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson

IMCA launches new online facility for instant verification of certificates for safety-critical positions in the offshore industry.

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched a new online facility as part of the Association’s digital transformation programme which will enable members to access verification services 24 hours a day. It will cover all five certificate types currently issued; Air Diving Supervisor, Bell Diving Supervisor, Life Support Technician, DP Company Authority and DP Trials & Assurance Practitioner. New initiatives such as Accredited Diving System Inspectors will also benefit from the service. A search form is now available at for registered website users to check the status of any certificate provided to them by its holder. The existing option

IMCA shortlisted for 2021 Safety4Sea Initiative Award

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has been shortlisted for the 2021 Safety4Sea Initiative Award in recognition of the association’s ‘Safety Flash’ system which provides a fast and vital communication channel for the industry and helps prevent recurrence of situations by highlighting potential workplace incidents. This award category acknowledges any organisation or association that sparked, realised, or significantly contributed in any initiative fostering safer and sustainable shipping. This is the sixth consecutive year of the SAFETY4SEA Virtual Awards within the scope of fostering Safety Excellence & Sustainable Shipping. The voting process is split equally between an online public vote and

Information Notes 1565 and 1566

Accredited Diving Inspector Scheme  Currently in Development IMCA has recently published two Information Notes relating to a new scheme for IMCA Accredited Diving System Inspectors, which is in the process of being developed and will launch in 2022. However this scheme requires the input of existing experienced DESIGN auditors to become Experienced Practitioners and therefore IMCA is inviting nominations for this element by 30 September 2021. Information Notes 1565 and 1566 explain the process and objectives of the scheme.   Information Note 1565 This information note is intended to make IMCA Diving Division members and other stakeholders aware that the Association is

IMCA supporting Stepping Up For Seafarers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is proud to support Margaret Fitzgerald, Judith Patten (also known as Judith Gunton) and Phil Towers, who have signed up to take on The Seafarers’ Charity’s 400k challenge. They have each committed to walk 400,000 steps by the end of August to raise funds for affected seafarers and their families. 400,000 seafarers around the world have been stranded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are still in crisis far away from family, missing out on key life events and struggling with isolation and loneliness. IMCA continues to advocate for the wellbeing of seafarers and

Latest list of locations for COVID-19 Vaccinations for Seafarers

The International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) publishes information on their website of locations/contacts to help seafarers and offshore workers gain access to COVID-19 vaccinations. Like IMCA, the ICMA is a signatory to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing, which supports all efforts to “recognise seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to COVID-19 vaccines.” View list Neptune Declaration

Support the data collection exercise on vaccination of Seafarers

Data is being collated on behalf of ICS, BIMCO, CLIA, ECSA, ICMA, IMCA, IMEC, IMHA, INTERCARGO, InterManager, INTERTANKO, ISOA, ITF and WSC. We are seeking input into the vaccination of seafarers. At present, information available is limited which hinders lobbying efforts as the industry is currently unaware of where significant gaps exist. To aid this process, we are undertaking a concerted and joint effort to gather as much information as possible from the questionnaire below. Each company is requested to complete this exercise once. Once we have collated the information, gaps and issues highlighted will be targeted. We would greatly

Belgium starts seafarer vaccination

Belgium has officially started its vaccination campaign for seafarers this morning in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and the North Sea, Vincent Van Quickenborne. Read the article

World Oceans Day 2021

On World Oceans Day we should all recognise that ocean resources need to be managed sustainably. At IMCA we support this through our involvement at the IMO and encourage those working in our industry to check out the Life Below Water section of our recommended code of practice on Environmental Sustainability. UN World Oceans Day 8 June 2021 IMO

Podcast on IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Listen to this short podcast sharing the rationale, approach and key elements of IMCA’s new Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability with Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee and Technical Adviser, Nadine Robinson. There are two documents on our website associated with this podcast IMCA ES 001 – Available in our Publications Library – Freely available to all IMCA Members and available to purchase for non members.IMCA Environmental Sustainability at a Glance – available in our Marketing Material Podcast At a glance ES 001 Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee Nadine Robinson, Technical

British Health & Safety Executive Offshore Diving Inspection Guide 2021 for External Consultation

The Diving at Work Regulations 1997 apply to energy industry diving operations within the territorial sea adjacent to Great Britain and any designated area within the UK continental shelf.  The Health and Safety Executive is the regulator of health and safety law for this, and related, legislation. The latest Offshore Diving Inspection Guide produced by the HSE is available for external consultation. The Inspection Guides are made available to duty holders who may find them a useful aid. The HSE’s closing date for responses/feedback is Tuesday 20 July 2021.  If you have any comments on the Diving Inspection Guide please enter them into