eCMID iconNitrox – IMCA publishes guidance on surface supplied diving ops

One of the most recent publications from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is ‘Surface Supplied Diving Operations Using Nitrox’ (IMCA D 048). Surface supplied diving is sometimes carried out using a breathing gas mix of nitrogen and oxygen, with a higher percentage of oxygen in the mix than in natural compressed air. The common … Continue reading “Nitrox – IMCA publishes guidance on surface supplied diving ops”

eCMID iconIMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving operations

New guidance has been produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on the use of ‘hold-back’ vessels during diving operations. These are towing (or other) vessels that provoke additional security for DP (dynamically positioned) vessels engaged in critical operations by means of attachment by wire rope. “Our new publication (IMCA M 185 Rev 1) … Continue reading “IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving operations”

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”