$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extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements has been withdrawn.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_typeIndustry Group urges the UK government to exempt all Offshore Energy Sector Workers from its Quarantine Restrictions

The global Offshore Industry Group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA urges the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the 14-day quarantine restrictions introduced on the 8 June.   The Group has the support of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization’s Secretary-General for its Recommendations (IMO Circular Letter 4204/Add.13) calling … Continue reading “Industry Group urges the UK government to exempt all Offshore Energy Sector Workers from its Quarantine Restrictions”

$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”

$post_typeCOVID-19: positive observation – maintaining social distancing during toolbox talks and meetings

What happened? The local mooring department of a contractor member has enforced strict physical distancing in external areas for toolbox talks (TBT) and other operational meetings. Circle markings on the ground to indicate how far apart individuals should stand while attending a toolbox talk meeting. This initiative was proposed and fully implemented by the local … Continue reading “COVID-19: positive observation – maintaining social distancing during toolbox talks and meetings”

$post_typePositive observation: plexiglass shields installed in company shared vehicles

What happened? Following vehicle cleaning and disinfection protocol an additional initiative to protect drivers and passengers from COVID-19 during the pandemic is the installation of protective plexiglass shields in all company shared vehicles. An internal modification has been designed to create a barrier between the driver and passengers in the back seat. Two vehicles have … Continue reading “Positive observation: plexiglass shields installed in company shared vehicles”