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Keeping Divers Safe: IMCA’s role in IDIF Seminar

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is playing an active role in the International Diving Industry Forum’s (IDIF’s) Underwater Ships Husbandry Port Authority Seminar, led by International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), being held for the first time in the MENA region in Dubai on 12 September. Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager, Peter Sieniewicz IMCA’s Diving Consultant and Phil Newsum from ADCI will be amongst the leading voices from the diving industry who, under the chairmanship of Tony Greenwood of ExxonMobil, will speak about suitable measures and the best operational practices adopted across the world to safeguard divers

Upcoming Regional Committee Elections

Do you want to be involved in IMCA’s committees? Elections for three of our regional committees will be taking place shortly: Middle East & IndiaNorth AmericaSouth America If you are a member and have a presence in these parts of the world look out for information about how to get involved with our committee work. Full details relating to timeline and process for these elections will be communicated direct to Members in the relevant region in due course.

IMCA’s Asia-Pacific and Middle East & India Regional Committees join forces to present a webinar focusing on remote observation and technology driven assurance

Registration is open for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) joint Asia-Pacific and Middle East & India webinar taking place on 23 June (start time 0800BST). The event, hosted by both IMCA’s Asia-Pacific and IMCA’s Middle East & India Regional Committees, focuses on current and topical issues and provides an opportunity for IMCA members to hear the latest on the work of IMCA alongside guest speakers. As Nick Hough, Technical Adviser at IMCA explained: IMCA Contact Nicholas Hough Consultant – Safety and Security Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] “Our Chief Executive, Allen Leatt will open the webinar with a brief

Consultation on IMCA’s Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Please note that this consultation period is now closed – thank you for your support. Environmental sustainability and the energy transition are fundamental to long-term value creation for the offshore marine contracting industry. In recognition of this, and to help improve environmental performance, a dedicated workgroup was formed under the auspices of the Environmental Sustainability Committee, with oversight of the IMCA Board, to develop a Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. For the past four months, the workgroup consisting of international contractors, global contractors and contractors have held 6 workgroup, 20 subgroup meetings and multiple bilateral meetings and worked together

IMCA’s Asia-Pacific and Middle East & India Regional Committees present a webinar focusing on Market, Technical and Regional Updates

Registration is open for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) joint Asia-Pacific and Middle East & India Webinar taking place on 17 March (start time 08:00 GMT). The event, hosted by both IMCA’s Asia-Pacific and IMCA’s Middle East & India Regional Committees, focuses on current and topical issues and provides an opportunity for IMCA members to hear the latest on the work of IMCA alongside guest speakers. IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] As Nick Hough, Technical Adviser explained: “Our first webinar of the year will lead with a brief update from

Diving supervisor certification exams

IMCA has temporarily suspended diving supervisor certification exams in Mumbai due to concerns over the probity of certain examinations undertaken in the Mumbai area. An investigation is underway, and a number of air diving supervisor certificates have been suspended. If any diving contractor member has any doubts on the currency of any diving supervisor certificate number, please contact [email][email protected][/email].  

Middle East & India Appointment Made by IMCA

Chris Rodricks has been appointed in a business development role for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in their Middle East & India Region. “Chris is well known to IMCA and its members, having been Chairman of our Middle East & India Region for the past six years, until his retirement as Managing Director of Seamec earlier this year,” explains IMCA’s Chief Executive, Allen Leatt. “He is a Master Mariner by professional background, and has had a long and distinguished career in operational and management roles with leading industry names such as India Steamship, Essar Shipping, GAL Offshore, Seabulk Offshore;

Middle East & India appointment made by IMCA

Chris Rodricks has been appointed in a business development role for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in their Middle East & India Region. “Chris is well known to IMCA and its members, having been Chairman of our Middle East & India Region for the past six years, until his retirement as Managing Director of Seamec earlier this year,” explains IMCA’s Chief Executive, Allen Leatt. “He is a Master Mariner by professional background, and has had a long and distinguished career in operational and management roles with leading industry names such as India Steamship, Essar Shipping, GAL Offshore, Seabulk Offshore;

International Marine Contractors Association annual seminar opens in Dubai

Over 325 marine contracting specialists and their oil company clients from 30 countries are in Abu Dhabi this week for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Annual Seminar which opens tomorrow (27 October) at the Jumeirah At Etihad Towers. With its theme ‘A health check for the marine contracting industry‘ the two-day seminar tackles topics such as: the challenge of adding value not cost; the latest operational and technological advances in the fields of marine, diving, ROV and offshore survey; and discusses the need to get back-to-basics to operate safely and efficiently in difficult economic times. This year’s seminar has

IMCA’s Middle East & India meeting to be held in Doha

The next meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association’s Middle East & India Section will take place in Doha, Qatar on 28 July. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. The half day meeting will include an update on IMCA’s activity both in general terms and looking at the activity of its two core and four technical divisions as well as a number of presentations including ‘Competency, Safety Culture and Training: what an Oil major expects from their Contractors’ to be delivered by Christiaan Keeval of Total Qatar. Fuller information on planned presentations will be available shortly on the IMCA

IMCA's Middle East & India meeting to be held in Doha

The next meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association’s Middle East & India Section will take place in Doha, Qatar on 28 July. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. The half day meeting will include an update on IMCA’s activity both in general terms and looking at the activity of its two core and four technical divisions as well as a number of presentations including ‘Competency, Safety Culture and Training: what an Oil major expects from their Contractors’ to be delivered by Christiaan Keeval of Total Qatar. Fuller information on planned presentations will be available shortly on the IMCA

Competence seminar being held by IMCA in Mumbai

Competence & Training is a core activity of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), providing guidance on competence assurance and assessment, training, and information on recruitment and careers in offshore, marine and underwater engineering – and it is a topic that will come under the seminar spotlight next week in Mumbai when IMCA stages a competence seminar at the Sofitel Hotel on the afternoon of Tuesday 21 April. “Our competence assurance and assessment guidance provides members with a framework for creating their own in-house schemes for assessing and recording the competence of people working in safety-critical and other roles,” explains

Middle East & India Section meeting

The Middle East & India Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold one of its regular section meetings in Dubai at the Jebel Ali Shooting Club, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa on Monday 3 February, members and non-members alike are welcome to the meeting which will include three enlightening presentations. The morning meeting is followed by a networking lunch and the presentations follow this. Registration at [email protected] ahead of the event is essential. The first presentation by Russell Harper of DCN Global LLC looks at ‘Rescue of personnel from sunken vessel’ which includes the story of

Middle East & India Section meeting

The Middle East & India Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold one of its regular section meetings in Dubai at the Jebel Ali Shooting Club, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa on Monday 3 February, members and non-members alike are welcome to the meeting which will include three enlightening presentations. The morning meeting is followed by a networking lunch and the presentations follow this. Registration at [email protected] ahead of the event is essential. The first presentation by Russell Harper of DCN Global LLC looks at ‘Rescue of personnel from sunken vessel’ which includes the story of

IMCA to hold competence seminar in Dubai

There has been an increasing global emphasis on the importance of using competent personnel – something that is continuing despite economic swings in the last few years. The offshore construction industry needs a lot more personnel and the emphasis on them being, or gaining further training to become, competent is growing all the time. Contractors are called upon by clients, regulators and others to demonstrate that the individuals working for them, particularly in safety-critical roles, are competent. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), working through and in consultation with its members, has developed an extensive framework of guidance that its

IMCA to hold competence seminar in Dubai

There has been an increasing global emphasis on the importance of using competent personnel – something that is continuing despite economic swings in the last few years. The offshore construction industry needs a lot more personnel and the emphasis on them being, or gaining further training to become, competent is growing all the time. Contractors are called upon by clients, regulators and others to demonstrate that the individuals working for them, particularly in safety-critical roles, are competent. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), working through and in consultation with its members, has developed an extensive framework of guidance that its