$post_typeImportant Update to COVID-19 Diving Information Notes

Please note the issue of two recently published Information Notes advising Members of IMCA’s current policy on:   Renewal of Diver Medic Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Rev. 1 Updated Information Note:  IMCA D05/20 – Rev 1  ( link)   Policy for the validity of diver medicals during the COVID-19 Pandemic Updated Information Note:  IMCA … Continue reading “Important Update to COVID-19 Diving Information Notes”

$post_typeRenewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic Rev. 1

A.     Background IMCA recognises diver medic training courses provided by a number of establishments (listed at https://www.imca-int.com/diver-medic-courses) which have been audited in accordance with guidance note IMCA Scheme for Recognition of Diver Medic Training – Guidance for training establishments (IMCA D 020). These establishments issue IMCA recognised Diver Medic Technician (DMT) certificates which are normally … Continue reading “Renewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic Rev. 1”

$post_typeIMCA continues to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding crew changes

IMCA is collaborating with its International and European maritime social partners, the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) in writing to the EU institutions, i.e. the Presidents of the European Parliament, Council, Commission and to the German Presidency, as well as the heads of EU Member States on the … Continue reading “IMCA continues to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding crew changes”

$post_typeSurvey on health protection measures on board ships in response to the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 related restrictions on crew changes have a major impact on the health and well-being of seafarers. Although some Governments have taken action to alleviate the situation, more than 200,000 seafarers are still waiting to be repatriated, many remaining on board long beyond the end of their original contracts. We would like to invite … Continue reading “Survey on health protection measures on board ships in response to the coronavirus pandemic”

$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_typeIMO supports Industry Group recommendations

The International Maritime Organisation has received Recommendations for port and coastal States on the prompt disembarkation of seafarers for medical care ashore during the COVID-19 pandemic, developed by a broad cross section of global industry associations in consultative status with the Organization representing the maritime transportation sector, including IMCA. Read the full IMO Circular Letter … Continue reading “IMO supports Industry Group recommendations”

$post_typeIMCA continues to call on governments to recognise offshore energy sector workers and seafarers as Key Workers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) supports the call to action for governments to recognise offshore energy sector workers and seafarers as Key Workers on a global basis. Offshore Energy workers and seafarers have not yet been classified as Key Workers in many countries. This means that crew movement to and from ships is severely … Continue reading “IMCA continues to call on governments to recognise offshore energy sector workers and seafarers as Key Workers”

$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”