eCMID iconGuidance notes on diving and dumb barges produced by IMCA of use to offshore renewables sector

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has produced two information notes – ‘Diving on Offshore Renewable Energy Projects: Regulations and Guidance’, and ‘The Inspection and Auditing of Manned and Unmanned Barges’ which are of use, and interest, to those involved with offshore renewable energy projects. “As an increasing number of our members become involved with … Continue reading “Guidance notes on diving and dumb barges produced by IMCA of use to offshore renewables sector”

eCMID iconEncouraging responses to IMCA competence questionnaire

The results of a questionnaire, developed by the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Competence & Training Core Committee, aimed at offshore personnel, revealed that 64% of the 276 offshore personnel from over 35 contractor members who responded used a competence scheme. “We were highly encouraged, not only by answers to the questionnaire, but that so … Continue reading “Encouraging responses to IMCA competence questionnaire”

eCMID iconArctic diving guidance on Canadian Underwater Conference programme

IMCA’s Arctic diving guidance will come under the conference spotlight on Monday 22 October when Peter Sieniewicz, Technical Adviser – Diving at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) addresses the 5th Canadian Underwater Conference, being held in St John’s Newfoundland and Labrador. “The expansion of oil exploration and development into colder climates and Arctic regions … Continue reading “Arctic diving guidance on Canadian Underwater Conference programme”

eCMID iconLearning the lessons, reporting DP incidents

In recent years there has been an increasing scrutiny of DP incidents, due, amongst other things, to high profile maritime incidents. Ian Giddings, Technical Adviser – Marine, at the International marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be addressing ‘Learning the Lessons, Reporting DP Incidents’ at the forthcoming Marine Technology Society’s Dynamic Positioning Conference – DP 2012, … Continue reading “Learning the lessons, reporting DP incidents”

eCMID iconIMCA publishes updated guidance on the use of simulators

The use of simulators for training and education purposes is common practice in certain areas of the oil and gas industry, particularly in equipment familiarisation and emergency response exercises, so it is vital that information on their use is regularly updated. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has just issued ‘Guidance on the Use of … Continue reading “IMCA publishes updated guidance on the use of simulators”

eCMID iconOffshore survey personnel – statistics for 2010

For many years the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published information on how many people were working offshore in ROV and diving roles, now for the first time they have published similar information on offshore survey personnel. “In early 2011 our Offshore Survey Division Management Committee decided that it would be beneficial to collect … Continue reading “Offshore survey personnel – statistics for 2010”

eCMID iconCompetence – IMCA workshop update and news of freelance materials

The competence agenda is growing rapidly in both profile and pace around the globe. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has done much to promote competence and the adoption of its framework over the past 12 years. One method is by means of workshops – one earlier this year in Aberdeen, which looked at different … Continue reading “Competence – IMCA workshop update and news of freelance materials”

eCMID iconIMCA publishes safety statistics for members for 2011

Every year the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) produces an annual report of safety statistics (covering fatalities and injuries) supplied by members. “Safety statistics are a useful insight into the performance of a company and industry sector in the areas of health, safety and environment,” explains Hugh Williams, Chief Executive of IMCA. We publish the … Continue reading “IMCA publishes safety statistics for members for 2011”

eCMID iconCall for papers published for IMCAs Dubai-based safety, environment and legislation seminar

A call for papers has been published for the 2013 International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) safety, environment and legislation seminar, which will be held on 19 – 20 February 2013 in Dubai, UAE with the theme ‘Major incident prevention in marine operations’. A template for submissions is available from events@imca-int.com, and the deadline for submissions … Continue reading “Call for papers published for IMCAs Dubai-based safety, environment and legislation seminar”