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”

eCMID iconUsing audits as a means for business improvement

Audits are fundamental to safe and efficient projects, whether they are audits (or assessments, appraisals, desk-top verifications, examinations, inspections, reviews, spot checks or surveys) of equipment, procedures, or the behaviour of individuals. Indeed, they are part of any safety management system (SMS). The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published an information note on Audits, … Continue reading “Using audits as a means for business improvement”

eCMID iconRisk and impact in marine ops – IMCA’s safety and environment seminar heads to Rio

The 2012 International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Safety and Environment Seminar, with its theme ‘Risk and impact in marine operations’ (Rio de Janeiro; 21-22 March) will focus to a large extent on process safety/asset integrity challenges in marine construction. “It is a new step to move slightly away from occupational health risks and look at … Continue reading “Risk and impact in marine ops – IMCA’s safety and environment seminar heads to Rio”

eCMID iconLifeboat hooks – new design requirements/industry guidance

In recent years there have been a number of accidents caused by the failure of on-load release hooks during lifeboat drills, which have resulted in seafarers being seriously injured and even killed. IMO has therefore been developing measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has been following the IMO discussions … Continue reading “Lifeboat hooks – new design requirements/industry guidance”

eCMID iconHighly successful IMCA annual seminar

New Orleans, USA hosted the nineteenth International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) annual seminar from 9-10 November, with its theme ‘The future of marine and subsea operations’. This year’s seminar attracted over 340 delegates, and was endorsed by IADC, OGP, MTS dynamic positioning committee, API, ADC International, OCIMF, and OOC. The two days saw a range … Continue reading “Highly successful IMCA annual seminar”