Category Archives: IMCA


IMCA Updates Wire Rope Integrity Management Guidance

February 24, 2016

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a revised version of ‘Guidance on wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industry’ (IMCA SEL 022 Rev. 2/IMCA M 194 Rev. 2). This document provides guidance on the necessary elements of an integrity management system required to achieve an acceptable level of ongoing safety… Continue Reading »


IMCA and ICES Take Further Steps to Improve Offshore Surveying

October 20, 2015

Two recent events have highlighted how the International Marine Contractors Association and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) are working closely to promote the importance of hydrographic and civil engineering surveying in the marine environment and the competency of their members. Under the terms of the 2014 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by… Continue Reading »


IMCA Appoints New Technical Adviser

September 30, 2015

John Bradshaw has joined the technical team at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as a Technical Adviser. Eight Technical Advisers work with the Association’s Technical Director, Technical Manager and technical committees from the global membership formulating IMCA’s work programme and developing guidance documents and reports aimed at increasing safety and efficiency within the industry…. Continue Reading »


IMCA Provides ROV Statistics for 2014

August 9, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 2014 survey of remotely operated vehicle (ROV)s, and ROV personnel reveals that in February 2014 a total of 3,369 ROV personnel (superintendents, supervisors, pilot techs and other offshore ROV support personnel) were working, and in August the total figure was 3,617. The total number of ROVs in February was… Continue Reading »


IMCA Marks 20th Anniversary

June 1, 2015

Over 120 members and guests attended the reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) last week (19 May). The reception followed IMCA’s ‘Allocation of risk in challenging current market conditions’ seminar organised by the association’s Contracts & Insurance Workgroup. Welcoming guests, IMCA’s Technical Director and Acting Chief Executive, Jane Bugler… Continue Reading »


Namaka Assists Global Diving with IMCA Membership

March 8, 2015

Namaka Subsea, an Aberdeen based consulting company, have recently assisted Global Energy Group’s newly developed diving division Global Diving, in achieving membership as an International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Offshore Diving Contractor.  Namaka Subsea provided support to Global Diving throughout the development of the new division and subsequent award of IMCA Offshore Diving Contractor membership. This included auditing… Continue Reading »


Hughes SSE Gets IMCA Accreditation

March 6, 2015

Hughes Subsurface Engineering Limited announced full membership accreditation of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Full IMCA membership accreditation forms an integral part of the company’s long term strategy to become a recognised air diving contractor in the oil and gas industry, Hughes SSE said. “We are delighted to be recognised as Full IMCA members,… Continue Reading »


New ROV Guidelines Published by IMCA

February 3, 2015

Risks and dangers are always present in the commercial diving environment. That is why the need for Remotely Operated Vehicles is becoming more and more prevalent in the diving industry. Necessary tasks that might pose grave threat to a diver’s life (e.g. extreme cold water or tremendous depth/pressure) are often performed by these unmanned robots…. Continue Reading »


IMCA Issues Guidance on DP Trials Programme

January 6, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has just published ‘Example Redundancy Concept and Annual DP Trials for a DP Class 3 Construction Vessel’ (IMCA M 225). It’s a companion volume to ‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels’ (IMCA M 190 – published in 2011), which described the method for… Continue Reading »


IMCA Teams Up with China’s CDSA

November 11, 2014

During meetings held at the China International Diving, Salvage and Offshore Summit 2014, a Cooperation Framework Agreement was signed between the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), and the China Diving & Salvage Contractors Association (CDSA). “Working together we have one overall aim,” saysJane Bugler, IMCA’s Technical Director, who spoke… Continue Reading »

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