eCMID iconIMCA publishes two new pocket safety cards

Safety Coaching’ and ‘Workplace Fatigue’ are the two latest pocket safety cards in the series published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) “These are card numbers 20 and 21 in the popular and effective series,” explains Hugh Williams, IMCA’s Chief Executive. “The safety coaching card includes a list of key aspects of the role … Continue reading “IMCA publishes two new pocket safety cards”

eCMID iconIMCA eager for feedback on industry-wide hyperbaric evacuation guidance proposal

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) set up an industry-wide workgroup during 2011 to develop guidance on hyperbaric evacuation. The work was split into five main topic areas: risk assessment, technical, operations, medical and standards. Hugh Williams, IMCA’s Chief Executive explains: “The standards subgroup has focused its attention on the development of establishing common technical … Continue reading “IMCA eager for feedback on industry-wide hyperbaric evacuation guidance proposal”

eCMID iconIMCA Asia-Pacific Section meeting in Singapore – all welcome

The next meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association’s Asia-Pacific Section will be held in Singapore, at Suntec Singapore, alongside the Seatrade Offshore Marine Asia Exhibition, on 26 April 2012. Following a brief members-only meeting, all are welcome from 10.30. During the morning there will be an IMCA world-wide update encompassing all activities – Competence … Continue reading “IMCA Asia-Pacific Section meeting in Singapore – all welcome”

eCMID iconCEO of IMCA to stand down

The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. … Continue reading “CEO of IMCA to stand down”

eCMID iconStep change for IMCA’s annual safety and environment seminar

“The best ever” is the view of Hugh Williams, Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on looking back at the association’s recent Annual Safety & Environment Seminar held in Rio de Janeiro. “Not only did we have more people than have ever attended one of these two day events in all of … Continue reading “Step change for IMCA’s annual safety and environment seminar”

eCMID iconCall for papers published for IMCA annual seminar 2012

A call for papers for the 2012 International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Annual Seminar has been published. The 20th in the annual series will be held Wednesday 28- Thursday 29 November at the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands with the theme ‘Marine and subsea operations: a culture of sustainability’. “We are inviting members and non-members alike … Continue reading “Call for papers published for IMCA annual seminar 2012”

eCMID iconIMCA publishes guidance on subsea metrology

A new publication ‘Guidance on Subsea Metrology’ (IMCA S019) from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) turns the spotlight on subsea metrology, covers the basics of subsea metrology, engineering requirements, the different methods and technologies, and some of the advantages and limitations of each technique. “Subsea metrology is the process of acquiring accurate and traceable … Continue reading “IMCA publishes guidance on subsea metrology”

eCMID iconIMCA publishes acrylic plastic viewports guidance

Acrylic plastic viewports in diving systems have been in satisfactory use for a number of years. However, the development of testing them by polarised light showed that there are various misconceptions about them. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has just released updated guidance on the topic. An initial guidance note which sought to correct … Continue reading “IMCA publishes acrylic plastic viewports guidance”

eCMID iconIMCA publishes information note on NDE testing of gas cylinders

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published an information note on non-destructive evaluation (NDE) testing of gas cylinders. Advancements in NDE testing techniques for gas cylinders have been the subject of extensive discussion by members of the IMCA Diving Division Safety, Medical, Technical & Training Committee (SMTT). A dedicated workgroup of industry experts was … Continue reading “IMCA publishes information note on NDE testing of gas cylinders”