$post_typeIMCA actively participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the pandemic. This COVID-19 … Continue reading “IMCA actively participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group”

$post_typeOCIMF Covid-19 Update Bulletin #6 – SIRE/OVID Inspections and Reports

COVID-19 continues to challenge our industry on many fronts. While we all work through this unprecedented situation it is important to maintain delivery of essential goods and services on a global basis. OCIMF members, SIRE/OVID report users, vessel operators and inspectors are finding it very difficult to continue normal inspection regimes due to restrictions in … Continue reading “OCIMF Covid-19 Update Bulletin #6 – SIRE/OVID Inspections and Reports”

$post_typeNorwegian Oil and Gas Association document COVID-19 and offshore diving (Norway)

Members should note that Norwegian Oil and Gas has produced a very useful document setting out measures to be taken to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during manned underwater operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.  The document is entitled, “COVID 19 and Offshore Diving (Norway)”. The latest news and clarifications related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and … Continue reading “Norwegian Oil and Gas Association document COVID-19 and offshore diving (Norway)”

$post_typeUK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) COVID response – extension to the validity of certificates of medical fitness to dive

Your attention is brought to the following temporary change to the validity period of Certificates of Medical Fitness to Dive issued in the United Kingdom. Statement from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 23 March 2020 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding certificates of medical fitness to dive, might … Continue reading “UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) COVID response – extension to the validity of certificates of medical fitness to dive”

$post_typeExtension to the validity of diver medicals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Your attention is brought to the following change to the validity period of certificates of medical fitness to dive during the current emergency. Background Section 6.4 of the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014) requires that all divers at work must have a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive … Continue reading “Extension to the validity of diver medicals during the COVID-19 pandemic”

$post_typeNorway COVID response – extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements

Your attention is brought to the following temporary changes to the validity period of Offshore Health Certificates and Diving Health Certificates issued in Norway. Background In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the Coronavirus to the health service and to enable critical activities to continue within the oil and gas sector in … Continue reading “Norway COVID response – extension to the validity of health certificates, offshore rotation extensions, and crew changing requirements”

$post_typeCOVID-19 update

For the latest information and advice on the COVID-19 outbreak, including an overview of countries with confirmed cases and current assessments of risk, please browse to the World Health Organisation’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak webpage https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) provides guidance here on COVID-19 and the world of work. An informative graphic from … Continue reading “COVID-19 update”

$post_typeNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Diving Contractors

Guidance for Diving Contractors is provided below and also available to download here 1           BACKGROUND The novel Coronavirus disease, now named COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It was first identified during an outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has since spread worldwide with increasing signs that … Continue reading “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Diving Contractors”