eCMID iconAre you prepared? New IMCA safety videos and pocket cards launched

IMCA has launched a new series of mini safety videos, each with a supporting pocket safety card, on the theme of ‘Be Prepared to Work Safely’.

The first ten videos and cards cover: working at height, preventing slips and trips; toolbox talks; manual handling; permit to work; watch your hands; lifting operations; line of fire; lifting equipment; and confined spaced – the dangers. Each video is available to stream online now, with members able to download the pocket cards plus the video files in ten languages.

eCMID iconIMCA welcomes extra 60 days for public comment on Jones Act

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and their members with vessels active in US waters have welcomed news that the period for public consultation and comment has been extended by an additional 60 days. “This means that we, and others, including our members, and their clients, have until April 18 to comment on the proposals … Continue reading “IMCA welcomes extra 60 days for public comment on Jones Act”

eCMID iconIMO accepts IMCA paper as basis for updating DP guidelines

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to continue using the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) document covering as the basis of the IMO Guidelines for Dynamic Positioning System (DP) Operator Training (MSC/Circ.738). The IMCA guidance (IMCA M 117) has recently been revised and earlier this week IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping … Continue reading “IMO accepts IMCA paper as basis for updating DP guidelines”

eCMID iconIMCA comments on potential wide sweeping changes to Jones Act decisions

Members of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) with vessels active in US waters, together with their clients, have expressed serious concern over the hasty proposals by the Customs and Border Protection agency to revoke longstanding decisions made over the last 40 years concerning the Jones Act. These proposals, which represent a major change in … Continue reading “IMCA comments on potential wide sweeping changes to Jones Act decisions”

eCMID iconIMCA North America Region meeting considers challenges of using ISNetworld

The focus of the first International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) North America Region meeting of the year will be dealing with contractors’ difficulties when using ISNetworld, which was established to streamline the contractor-qualification process by collecting and maintaining current data in one central location, allowing Hiring Clients to assess contractor compliance. The meeting, being held … Continue reading “IMCA North America Region meeting considers challenges of using ISNetworld”

eCMID iconBusy spring for IMCA with an extensive seminar and workshop programme

During 2016 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced it had changed its seminar strategy, replacing the traditional large annual event with a series of highly focused technical seminars. These proved very successful, and a commitment was made to build on this strategy in 2017. This has resulted in seven events being scheduled for spring … Continue reading “Busy spring for IMCA with an extensive seminar and workshop programme”

eCMID iconIMCA liaises with EU offshore regulators

Promoting collaboration between key international and regional regulators – such as the IMO and the European Commission – to achieve common positions on matters which affect the operations of offshore contractors is a pivotal aspect of the work of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Last week, on Thursday 19 January 2017, IMCA participated in … Continue reading “IMCA liaises with EU offshore regulators”

eCMID iconIMCA guidance demonstrates the strength of working together

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has undertaken the ambitious project of reviewing every guidance document in their extensive library, ensuring all are fully up-to-date. Work on the project, which started in January 2016, will be completed in the first quarter of this year. The comprehensive review has seen the Marine Division Management Committee and … Continue reading “IMCA guidance demonstrates the strength of working together”

eCMID iconIMCA welcomes IMO Secretary General’s call not to threaten IMO’s emissions global roadmap

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) believes that the roadmap adopted by the Marine Environment Protection of IMO (MEPC 70) to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions globally from shipping provides the right framework for moving forward on this vital issue. According to the agreed timeline, IMO will initiate its decision-making … Continue reading “IMCA welcomes IMO Secretary General’s call not to threaten IMO’s emissions global roadmap”