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IMCA eCMID System Updates – May 2021

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published the latest set of updates to its eCMID vessel inspection system, which offers a safety management system health check for offshore vessels. Changes to inspection templates The system includes two templates – the main eCMID (Common Marine Inspection Document) format and the eMISW for inspecting smaller workboats – and both have been updated this month. The latest annual review of the documents identified some minor editorial improvements, with more substantial changes described below.Two new optional supplements have been added to both documents. The first covers compliance with the International Code of Safety

eCMID AVI Festival of Knowledge

Following the opening introduction by Mike Schwarz, CEO of The International Institute of Marine Survey and the Marine Surveying Academy the IMCA session, starting at 1045hrs will feature: Graeme Reid AFNI, Technical Adviser – MarineAdam Hugo, IT Services & Solutions SpecialistAde Adebanjo, IT Services Technician Subjects to be covered include: April 2021 inspection templates, new supplements, findings analysis and report auditingSystem developments – eCMID Inspection App, database site improvements and roadmapQ&A All AVI events and programme are run by IIMS so to book your place, please contact Sharon Holland at courses@marinesurveyingacademy.com Read full programme Event Information Schedule: 18 May 2021

IMCA supports eCMID AVI Festival of knowledge on 18 May

Following the opening introduction by Mike Schwarz, CEO of The International Institute of Marine Survey and the Marine Surveying Academy the IMCA session, starting at 1045hrs will feature: Graeme Reid AFNI, Technical Adviser – MarineAdam Hugo, IT Services & Solutions SpecialistAde Adebanjo, IT Services Technician Subjects to be covered include: April 2021 inspection templates, new supplements, findings analysis and report auditingSystem developments – eCMID Inspection App, database site improvements and roadmapQ&A All AVI events and programme are run by IIMS so to book your place, please contact Sharon Holland at courses@marinesurveyingacademy.com Read the event flyer Visit Marine Surveying website To

Ensuring eCMID and eMISW Inspection Integrity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)’s Marine eCMID Committee considered the potential for remote vessel inspections at its December 2020 meeting, in light of ongoing restrictions at both national and company level due to COVID-19 that can limit both vessel access and the movement of accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs). The Committee determined that remote inspections using the eCMID/eMISW inspection templates would not be appropriate.  Some of the issues identified include: Connectivity and bandwidth issuesTime required of vessel crew and inspectors, and the quantity and complexity of information that would need to be transmitted and reviewedThe practical format of the inspection

IMCA to Withdraw eCMID Classic Windows Application due to Success of New App

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) eCMID system provides the marine and offshore industry with standardised formats for vessel inspection. Since its inception it has consistently evolved enabling Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) to use current devices to ensure a user-friendly effective solution. In July 2020 IMCA launched a new, cross-platform eCMID Inspection App that has proved so successful that its predecessor, the classic Windows application, will be withdrawn at the end of 2020. The app, available via any modern browser, mirrors the features of the existing Windows application and allows AVIs to complete and submit inspection reports electronically while on

IMCA launches progressive web app for eCMID

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announces the launch of its Progressive Web App (PWA) for its Common Marine Inspection Document system. IMCA’s eCMID system provides the marine and offshore industry with standardised formats for vessel inspection. It offers a safety management system (SMS) ‘health check’ and can help improve the quality and consistency of inspections, as well as reducing the frequency of inspections on individual vessels through the adoption of a commonly recognised inspection process. This new eCMID inspection app has been through a rigorous testing process with a group of accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs). The app mirrors the

New Feature for IMCA’s eCMID Ensures Usefulness for Clients

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has introduced a new feature to their eCMID website to enable vessel operators to upload additional documents that may be of interest to their clients. As IMCA’s Technical Director, Mark Ford explains: “This new feature, which is optional, ensures that eCMID is part of a broader vessel assurance system. As such it will now also give clients access to Annual DP Trial reports; Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEAs); DESIGN (Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Notes); and other relevant documents, alongside the existing eCMID and eMISW inspection reports. “This is one of a range

IMCA’s Technical Director Awarded an IIMS Blue Water Award

Mark Ford , Technical Director of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was caught by surprise when he was recently awarded an IIMS (International Institute of Marine Surveying) Blue Water Award at the IIMS London 2019 Conference Dinner held at 10/11 Carlton House Terrace in central London Mike Schwarz, CEO of IIMS quotes from his speech on the night: “…….Talking about having good people around us, I am also reminded that we have some brilliant partners who we work with and they with us. One of our key partners who we have developed a solid relationship with going back five

IMCA Warns Against Offline Use of eCMID System

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued a notice setting out the benefits of eCMID, its online vessel inspection system, and warning users that offline use is no longer permitted. Since 1 January 2018, IMCA has only recognised formal inspection reports conducted using its eCMID application and uploaded into the database website (www.imcaecmid.com). Any eCMID reports that are not uploaded to the database are not considered to be authorised vessel inspection reports. IMCA’s Technical Director, Mark Ford sets the scene, and provides a summary of the key benefits of the online eCMID system over the traditional offline approach: “The

IMCA Launches eCMID 11 and eMISW 4 Question Sets

Updated eCMID question sets include cyber security, Maritime Labour Convention and vessel reactivation IMCA M 167 rewritten as single reference point on inspection process and report use The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched an updated suite of question sets in issue 11 of the eCMID and issue 4 of the eMISW vessel inspection report forms. It has also rewritten IMCA M 167 to serve as single reference point on the inspection process and correct use of the report form. New features and revisions have been introduced following a consultation with users by IMCA. Questions have been added on

IMCA consulting on forthcoming updates to the eCMID and eMISW templates

IMCA has circulated draft revised versions of the eCMID (IMCA M 149 Issue 11) and eMISW (IMCA M 189 Issue 4) inspection templates.  These provide advance notice of changes, as well as providing an opportunity for users to comment on the question sets prior to publication, planned for early September. The eCMID update includes: new questions on cybersecurity new questions on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 a new supplement on reactivation, reflecting the recent IMCA information note, which will be made available to eCMID users shortly additional guidance on the existing questions and references that identify the basis for requirements

Presenting eCMID to the IMO

IMCA’s Technical Manager, Mark Ford,and the Chairman of eCMID Committee, Stephen Birt, gave a presentation on ‘IMCA eCMID – An Independent ISM Health Check for your Ship’, to the International Marine Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee on 21 May. The presentation covered the importance of eCMID to provide a regular health check on a vessel’s Safety Management System. Use of the eCMID system has grown rapidly during 2018, with over 40% more inspection reports live in the database since January and more than 2,500 vessels now registered.

New funding arrangements for IMCA eCMID system

Dear colleagues, We are making improvements to the eCMID vessel inspection database in response to the marked increase in use of the offshore vessels’ inspection scheme. Over 2,300 vessels from more than 1,000 owners and operators are now listed on the eCMID database, and this is consulted by more than 3,800 users each year. The number of Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) using the scheme is growing and should expand further under the AVI eCMID scheme run by the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS). Although the service has to date been provided completely free to the industry by IMCA, the

IMCA introduces changes to its eCMID vessel inspection database

Over 2,300 vessels listed on the eCMID database The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has seen a marked increase in the use of its eCMID inspection scheme for offshore vessels that benefit from an independent International Safety Management health check. Over 2,300 vessels from more than 1,000 owners and operators are now listed on the eCMID database, which is consulted by more than 3,800 users each year. Inspections are undertaken by almost 400 Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) – and this number is rapidly expanding. To manage the increase in use and enable enhancements to the eCMID website and software, IMCA

Reminder of changes to the eCMID system from 1 January 2018

Report format From 1 January 2018, IMCA will only recognise formal inspection reports conducted using its eCMID database, meaning that reports not uploaded into the database will no longer be considered by IMCA to be authorised vessel inspection reports. The whole eCMID system is now based on the principles described in the ISO 19011 – Guidance for auditing management systems – standard and is aligned with other comparable industry guidance on safety management system assurance. Accredited Vessel Inspector requirement From the same date, only Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) will be able to use the inspector functionality in the IMCA eCMID

IMCA eCMID workshop to be held in Stavanger

DIARY DATE Event: eCMID Workshop Theme: ‘eCMID and eMISW contribution to vessel assurance processes’ Dates: Monday 3 April 2017 Venue: Oceaneering International’s facility in Stavanger, Norway Organised by: International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Registration/information: www.imca-int.com/events and [email]events@imca-int.com[/email] The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) holds regular workshops to engage with the eCMID community including vessel operators, inspectors, and clients. The next workshop being held at Oceaneering International’s facility in Stavanger, Norway on the afternoon of Monday 29 May, like all such workshops in 2017, has as its core theme how IMCA vessel inspection tools can assist in vessel assurance efforts for

Busy spring for IMCA with an extensive seminar and workshop programme

During 2016 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced it had changed its seminar strategy, replacing the traditional large annual event with a series of highly focused technical seminars. These proved very successful, and a commitment was made to build on this strategy in 2017. This has resulted in seven events being scheduled for spring 2017. “Our niche events are tailored to tackle specific topics, bringing together subject matter specialists to discuss solutions to industry issues,” explains Richard Benzie, IMCA’s Technical Director. The Spring 2017 events will be held in London, Stavanger and Amsterdam. Four of the seven events relate

Change is in the air for IMCA's eCMID

From January 2018 the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) will recognise only formal inspection reports conducted using its eCMID database, meaning that paper reports not uploaded into the database will no longer be considered by IMCA to be authorised inspection reports. The whole eCMID system is now based on the principles described in the ISO 19011 Guidance for Auditing Management Systems standard and is aligned with other comparable industry guidance on safety management system assurance. From the same date only validated Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) will be able to use the ‘inspector role’ in the IMCA eCMID database to conduct

eCMID Update #11 – August 2016

In this latest eCMID Update: Revised versions of CMID and MISW published Watermarking and report cyber security The AVI scheme: one year in Continuing professional development points at eCMID events What is coming next? Please click the ‘flipbook’ above to launcheCMID Updatein the viewer or download as a PDF for later reading and sharing.