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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 to Focus on Remote Surveillance Supporting Offshore Operations at Rio de Janeiro Regional Meeting

Focus on remote surveillance and remote data management, services and access Speakers from IMCA, Fugro, Kongsberg and TechnipFMC IMCA South America regional meeting October 2018 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold its South America Regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 14 March. With its theme ‘Remote Surveillance in Support of Offshore Operations’ this will be an opportunity for IMCA members and their guests to receive an update on the Association’s activities, and to hear highly relevant presentations from three IMCA member companies. Chaired by John Chatten, IMCA’s South America Committee Chairman, the meeting will include

IMCA to focus on training at Regional Meeting in Rio de Janeiro

Focus on aspects of training Speakers from IMCA, Kongsberg Maritime and Maersk Training The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold its South America Regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday 24 October. This will be an opportunity for IMCA members and their guests to receive an update on the Association’s activities, and to hear highly relevant presentations relating to aspects of marine training. Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Marine, will give an update on IMCA’s work and on ‘IMCA M117: The training and experience of key Dynamic Positioning (DP) personnel‘. Other presentations will include Simone

Compelling presentations at IMCA’s forthcoming South America Region meeting

The first International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) South America Region meeting of 2017 takes place at the Comfort Suites Macaé in Brazil on Wednesday 25 January. The meeting, which is open to IMCA members and their guests, begins with a networking lunch and then features a series of compelling presentations. Richard Benzie, IMCA’s Technical Director will provide a general IMCA update as well as a regulatory update; there will be reports too on the activities of all of IMCA’s core activity and technical committees before presentations are delivered by three guests. Cinthya Lopes of De Moura Shipping will speak on

IMCA holding South America Section meeting in Rio

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold a South America Section meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 10 November at the Novotel Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro. Registration for this free-to-attend event is through events@imca-int.com Central to the meeting will be a presentation on IMCA M149, the Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) and an update by IMCA’s Technical Adviser, Chris Baldwin on the Accredited Vessel Inspector Scheme run in association with the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) http://cmidvesselinspectors.com/. There are now well over a hundred accredited vessel inspectors in over 20 countries. Updates on the IMCA’s general

IMCA South America Section meeting and Social in Macaé

The next South America Section meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be held 22 June in Macaé at the Mercure Macaé. The section meeting will incorporate a presentation and discussion session on the CMID Accredited Vessel Inspector Project, a presentation on competence and training and following the section meeting there will be a networking drinks reception at a nearby venue. Further information on both parts of the Macaé meeting, which is open to members , potential members and guests, is available from events@imca-int.com and free registration is online at www.imca-int.com The CMID Accredited Vessel Inspector Project The

IMCA addressing personnel shortages at forthcoming Macaé meeting

The ways in which different sections of the offshore industry are approaching the pressing need of meeting the challenges of personnel shortages; coupled with identification of the attractive career development opportunities and frameworks offered to those recruited in – order to retain and develop them – will come under the conference spotlight in Macae, Brazil next month. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding a seminar ‘Addressing personnel shortages in South America’ (Teatro Sesi Macae Auditorum, Wednesday 4 June) aimed at interested offshore industry bodies, operators, contractors, academic institutions, training providers and personnel agencies working across South America’. The

IMCA South America Section – all welcome

The South America Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold one of its regular section meetings in Rio de Janeiro at Novotel Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Hotel on Monday 27 January, members and non-members alike are welcome to the afternoon meeting which will include two enlightening presentations. The meeting is preceded by a networking lunch. Registration at committees@imca-int.com ahead of the event is essential. In November 2013 IMCA unveiled its five year vision and strategy, and it is on this that the association’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler, will be speaking and answering questions. “It is a