Category Archives: IMCA


IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving

December 31, 2015

The IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014) provides advice on ways in which diving operations can be carried out safely and efficiently. It outlines minimum requirements, creating a safe ‘level playing field’ for all diving contractors. It also recommends how clients and contractors may analyse the safety implications of commercial… Continue Reading »


IMCA Names New Technical Director

September 11, 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.  “More than any other individual past or present, Jane’s name is synonymous with the IMCA brand and the objectives of the… Continue Reading »


IMCA Revises Multibeam Echosounder Guidelines

August 24, 2015

‘Guidelines for the Use of Multibeam Echosounders for Offshore Surveys’ has been revised by members of the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Offshore Survey Division Management Committee, to bring it up-to-date with current technology and practice. “The growth in the use of multibeam echosounders (MBES) in the past two decades has been in part due… Continue Reading »


IMCA Updates Two Diving Guidance Documents

August 19, 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 (IMCA D 015 Rev 1). According to IMCA, Both documents can be downloaded free of charge from its website. “Our… Continue Reading »


IMCA to Run Competence and Training Seminar

August 17, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold a Competence and Training Seminar in Aberdeen on Wednesday September 2, 2015. It is aimed at competence and training (C&T) representatives and their offshore personnel as well as oil company representatives and providers of C&T solutions. Members and other interested parties can attend the full day event… Continue Reading »


IMCA Opens Registration for Annual Seminar

August 11, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold its 19th IMCA Annual Seminar on 27-28 October in Abu Dhabi. The full program is available online, and registration is now open. The theme of the event is ‘A Health Check for the Marine Contracting Industry’ which will see speakers tackling topics such as: the challenge of… Continue Reading »


IMCA Launches Intro to INS

April 30, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) published ‘An Introduction to Inertial Navigation Systems’ (IMCA S 022) produced for the association by Gordon Johnson under the direction of the IMCA Offshore Survey Division Management Committee. IMCA published this introduction due to the increased use of inertial navigation systems (INS), particularly in support of offshore survey, installation… Continue Reading »


IMCA Guidelines for IMO’s DP System Reviews

April 2, 2015

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). The review will be taken forward by an IMO intersessional correspondence group that will further develop the draft, with a view… Continue Reading »


Diving Systems, PLC Workshop

January 13, 2015

PLCs or programmable logic controllers have been in use in diving systems since 2010 and its development is currently rising rapidly in commercial diving industry. The IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) has decided to conduct a workshop regarding PLCs to be held in Amsterdam come March 11, 2015. The main agenda to be discussed are the issues… Continue Reading »


IMCA Names New Regional Directors

December 4, 2014

Two regional directors appointed by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) ensure that the association has an increasingly active presence in two key offshore oil and gas areas of the world – Asia, and Australia & New Zealand. Chris Charman, Chief Executive of IMCA, announced at last week’s IMCA Annual Seminar in London that Denis… Continue Reading »

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