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IMCA fully supports the Seafarers Delivering Christmas campaign

15 December 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is supporting the Seafarers Delivering Christmas campaign, highlighting both the ongoing crew change crisis created by the pandemic and critical work of seafarers and offshore workers in keeping economies running (and....

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IMCA's diving supervisors' CPD app to be made mandatory from 2021

02 December 2020   In launching the fourth knowledge unit for its App-based Diving Supervisors’ continuing professional development (CPD) scheme, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued a reminder that the scheme will be mandatory from early 2021. The App....

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Energy transition in focus at IMCA's North America regional webinar

24 November 2020   Registration is now open for ‘North America: Energy Transition to Renewables’ the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) North America Regional Webinar taking place on 3 December (08:30hrs CDT). The event is hosted by IMCA’s North America Regional....

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Diver Safety : IMCA and ADCI work together to achieve US coast guard recognition

16 November 2020   A Policy Letter ‘Commercial Diving Operations – Equivalent Levels of Safety’ published by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) was issued in October and applies to all USCG regulated vessels operating anywhere in the world. The Policy....

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IMCA supports industry event on sustainability - the subsea industry and the evolution of energy

28 October 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to be involved in a jointly run industry event devised and run in conjunction with The Society for Underwater Technology and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland. This Annual event....

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IMCA’s global reach: AWEA Offshore Windpower Virtual Summit

12 October 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is presenting at the AWEA Offshore Virtual Summit on 13 October 2020. Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine and Bruce Gresham, Director of Client Engagement, North America, will give a joint....

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IMCA launches unit two of diving CPD app

01 June 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched a new unit of its App-based continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for Diving Supervisors. The App incorporates the latest in training techniques to support Diving Supervisors in keeping up....

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IMCA strengthens expertise in environmental sustainability

19 May 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has confirmed the appointment of Nadine Robinson to lead the Association’s strategy on environmental sustainability. Allen Leatt, IMCA’s CEO stated: "We are delighted to welcome Nadine to the team. Following our strategic....

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IMCA appoints new diving technical advisor

04 May 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that Phil Towers has joined the team as Technical Adviser – Diving. Phil Towers has extensive experience in the subsea construction industry having held diving roles with operators....

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IMCA supports call to recognise all seafarers during COVID-19

29 April 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is supporting the call to action to recognise the significant efforts being made by seafarers and offshore workers globally during these challenging times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Associations such as the....

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IMCA appoint dynamic positioning specialist

23 April 2020   Mark de Barr has joined the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as Technical Adviser – Marine specialising in Dynamic Positioning (DP) and vessel assurance. Mark has joined the global trade association after working as freelance consultant engineer providing....

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IMCA announces successful launch of diving CPD scheme

22 April 2020   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the successful launch of its App-based continuing professional development (CPD) scheme for diving supervisors. The App incorporates the latest in training techniques to support diving supervisors in keeping up to....

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Adapting to the Digital Future for the Subsea Industry

19 June 2018   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has teamed up with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland for an annual joint seminar. The seminar’s theme this year is ‘Adapting to the Digital....

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IMCA appoints Helix Well Ops executive to its board

05 April 2018   The international Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Stephen Sheppard to its Governing Board. Mr Sheppard is the Diving Manager at Helix Well Ops (U.K.) Ltd, which has been a strong supporter....

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IMCA: Encouraging uptake for personal resilience videos

08 March 2018   The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Resilience Awareness Programme is demonstrating highly encouraging download statistics indicating a common interest across the sector. IMCA’s programme launched in January has so far seen well over 2,000 downloads from the IMCA....

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IMCA Revises Subsea Metrology Guidance

03 October 2017   Subsea metrology procedures are expanding rapidly to provide ever higher accuracy solutions, so the publication by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) of a revised version of ‘Guidance on Subsea Metrology’ (IMCA S 019 Rev. 1) is....

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IMCA Welcomes UK Home Office Decision

04 September 2017   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the extension by the Home Office until 21 October 2018 of the concession to UK immigration rules concerning workers joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind....

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IMCA Publishes ROV Personnel and Vehicle Stats

22 August 2017   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has long collected information both on personnel working on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and also on the types of ROV in operation. There has now been a thorough reassessment of the....

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IMCA Announces New President

07 June 2017   In accordance with its constitution, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announces that Bruno Faure (TechnipFMC), having completed his two-year term of office, has stepped down as President of IMCA; he remains on the Board of the....

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IMCA Makes North America Appointment

16 May 2017   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Eric Roan as its regulatory representative in North America. "I am very pleased to welcome an experienced professional with the stature and credentials of Eric on to....

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IMCA Supports CBP Decision on Jones Act

12 May 2017   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes withdrawal of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notice to revoke and modify rulings relating to offshore vessels under the Jones Act. Allen Leatt, Chief Executive of IMCA, explains: "Members of the International Marine....

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IMCA takes action as countdown to deadline for submissions on the Jones Act changes draws close

12 April 2017   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is selecting a key fact-a-day on the 7-day countdown to the April 18, 2017 US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comment submission deadline, to highlight the potential risks if CBP revokes....

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New IMCA Safety Videos and Pocket Cards Launched

20 March 2017   Effective promotion of safe working practices is high on the workplace agenda, and keeping safety material fresh and accessible remains vital to putting over the message. This has led to the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) launching a new series....

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Invaluable Diving Terms Document Published as IMCA, ADCI and IOGP form Joint Industry Project

29 September 2016   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘ADCI/IOGP/IMCA Diving Terms’ as IMCA D 057. "This invaluable document has been prepared as a joint industry project (JIP) involving representatives from IMCA, the Association of Diving Contractors International....

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IMCA Strengthens Council with Two Senior Appointments

22 June 2016   Two new representatives from the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) global contractors have been appointed to IMCA’s Council. Harke Jan Meek is Chief Commercial Officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). In this capacity Harke is a member of....

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Guidance on Drug & Alcohol Policies and Testing from IMCA

21 June 2016   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on drug & alcohol policies and testing’ (SEL 040). It is downloadable free of charge to members and non-members alike here. Within its 28 pages there are sections....

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IMCA Publishes Revision to Safe & Efficient ROV Ops Guidance

30 May 2016   Technical developments and operational experience are fundamental to the latest revision of the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) ‘Guidance for the safe and efficient operation of remotely operated vehicles’ (IMCA R 004 Rev 4). This can be....

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New Technical Director Appointed for IMCA

09 September 2015   Richard Benzie has been appointed Technical Director of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to replace Jane Bugler who retires at the end of this month (September 2015) after 18 years in the role. He will join....

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IMCA Revises 'Guidelines for the use of Multibeam Echosounders for Offshore Survey'

24 August 2015   ‘Guidelines for the Use of Multibeam Echosounders for Offshore Surveys’ (IMCA S 003 Rev 2) has been extensively revised by members of the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Offshore Survey Division Management Committee, to bring it up-to-date....

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IMCA Publishes Revisions of Two Important Diving Guidance Documents

18 August 2015   The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published revisions of two important diving publications – Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note (DESIGN) for Mobile/Portable Surface Supplied Systems (IMCA D 040 Rev 1) and Mobile/Portable/Daughtercraft Surface Supplied Systems....

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