$post_typeMaking Waves July 2020

Read the latest information from IMCA – read our July 2020 issue. In this issue we cover: IOGP Life Saving Rules COVID-19 Industry Group breakthrough eCMID Findings AVI Courses online Improving Member Access IMCA 2020 Awards  

$post_typeIndustry Group Achieves Breakthrough as Governments around the World Pledge Action to Support Crew Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Industry Group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP, ISOA and the Workboat Association (details below) applauds the breakthrough at an international maritime virtual summit hosted by the UK Government on 9 July where 12 other governments also pledged their support for actions needed to ensure the welfare of the world’s seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading “Industry Group Achieves Breakthrough as Governments around the World Pledge Action to Support Crew Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

$post_typeInformation Note on COVID-19 and safely re-establishing working arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and continues to present the marine contracting sector with some significant challenges, particularly when in association with the effects of the recent fall in the price of oil. This Information Note provides members with information intended to help them safely re-establish working arrangements … Continue reading “Information Note on COVID-19 and safely re-establishing working arrangements”

$post_typeNorwegian directorate of health statement normalising the validity of offshore health certificates and divers’ health certificates

Information Note 10/20 NORWAY Covid-19 response – extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements has been withdrawn. Your attention is brought to the following information regarding the validity period of Offshore Health Certificates and Diving Health Certificates issued in Norway. Background In order to reduce the risk of … Continue reading “Norwegian directorate of health statement normalising the validity of offshore health certificates and divers’ health certificates”

$post_typeIMCA and Industry Group Target Governments on a global basis on behalf of Offshore Workers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to play a key role in an Industry Group lobbying governments and maritime authorities on a global basis to gain support of an IMO a recommendation for authorities to facilitate the movement of offshore energy sector personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP … Continue reading “IMCA and Industry Group Target Governments on a global basis on behalf of Offshore Workers”

$post_typeIMCA, together with industry groups, influencing key worker designation

ICAO, ILO, and IMO issue joint call to world governments on need for ‘key worker’ designations for essential air and sea personnel The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 26 May 2020, in issuing a new Joint Statement on the need to ensure … Continue reading “IMCA, together with industry groups, influencing key worker designation”

$post_typeSurvey to support implementation of IMO Recommended Framework regarding Crew Changes

Members are invited to complete a very short survey to support industry efforts to encourage Governments to implement the IMO Recommended Framework of Protocols for Ensuring Safe Ship Crew Changes and Travel During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (Circular Letter No.4204/Add.14 of 5 May 2020) and facilitate crew changes throughout the pandemic in as many ports as … Continue reading “Survey to support implementation of IMO Recommended Framework regarding Crew Changes”

$post_typeLobbying IMO on behalf of offshore workers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is playing a key role in two industry groups lobbying the IMO to support a recommendation for Governments and national authorities to facilitate the movement of offshore energy sector personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is designed to ensure they are considered ‘key workers’, essentially to enable ease of … Continue reading “Lobbying IMO on behalf of offshore workers”

$post_typeIMCA and industry group lobbying IMO on behalf of offshore workers

IMCA is playing a key role in an industry group lobbying the IMO to support a recommendation for Governments and national authorities to facilitate the movement of offshore energy sector personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. An industry group comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA, having gained initial approval from IMO, has now formally written … Continue reading “IMCA and industry group lobbying IMO on behalf of offshore workers”

$post_typeIgnited hand sanitiser

What happened? Someone got his hands burnt when alcohol based hand sanitiser caught fire. The person was using alcohol based hand sanitiser as recommended during the Corona pandemic. The person touched a surface before his hands were completely dry. Due to static electricity, the fumes from the hand sanitiser ignited with an almost invisible flame … Continue reading “Ignited hand sanitiser”