IMCA to unveil 2018 Dynamic Positioning stats and Practitioner Accreditation Schem

Andy Goldsmith

  • Highest number of reports on DP Station Keeping events since Reporting Scheme began
  • Date for DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme announced

 The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, will reveal the findings of the 2018 IMCA DP Station Keeping Reporting Scheme, and details of its DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme at the European Dynamic Positioning Conference today (5 February) in London.

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IMCA adds competence & training, remote systems and ROV specialist to its technical team

Andre Rose

  •              Andre Rose joins IMCA as Technical Adviser

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Andre Rose as Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV.

Andre has spent most of the last 18 years working in the ROV industry. This has included time as a Pilot/Technician, Superintendent, ROV Manager and Client Representative.

He has a background with the Royal Navy, where he spent 19 years in its Fleet Air Arm...

IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme

Allen Leatt

Doing Business Without Bribery – a free online ABC training program for its Members

IMCA is developing an ethics programme to support its membership comprising three phases:

  1. A Code of Practice for the Secretariat which was put in place earlier this year.
  2. An Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) eLearning module for its membership.
  3. A set of high level ethical principles incorporated in a Code of Conduct expected of its Members.

IMCA has been working with Transparency International (TI) in...

IMCA appoints head of Policy & Regulatory affairs

Margaret Fitzgerald

  • Maritime lawyer joins the IMCA Secretariat

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Margaret Fitzgerald as its Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs. She will represent the Association on all regulatory matters and lead its involvement with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), where IMCA holds non-governmental observer status.

Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in shipping. She previously worked for the IMO Secretariat, leading on the...

IMCA publishes new guidance on divers’ Health, Fitness & Medical issues

Bryan McGlinchy

Diver health (medical fitness) and physical fitness issues need to be managed more effectively

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘Guidance on Health, Fitness and Medical Issues in Diving Operations’(IMCA D 061) has been prepared in response to concerns about how best to address certain problematic diver health, fitness and medical issues identified by IMCA’s Diving Division members.

“IMCA members have become concerned that the number of...

Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’

Bryan McGlinchy


  • Revision of the IMO Diving Instruments covered from concept to delivery
  • Oxygen uptake and medical fitness to dive explored
  • New CPD scheme for Diving Supervisors and Competence Assessment e-Portfolios for diving roles in the spotlight

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar with its theme ‘Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies...

Working together, IMCA’S annual seminar in Hague

Capt Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, IMCA

  •  ‘Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’
  • Highly relevant and topical programme looking at remote DP trials, CPD for the offshore sector, and featuring sector energy efficiency initiatives
  • Ideal briefing for all DP vessel operators, DP consultants and classification societies

The two-day International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar, with the...

IMCA announces impending launch of code of conduct for members and “doing business without bribery” e-Learning module

Allen Leatt, CEO of IMCA

  • Highly successful IMCA Contracts & Insurance Seminar attracts contractors, oil companies, legal and insurance firms
  • Code of Conduct for IMCA members to be launched Q4 2018
  • IMCA-endorsed ‘Doing Business Without Bribery’ e-learning module lined-up for Q4 2018 launch

Two key announcements on ethics and compliance were made at the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Contracts & Insurance Seminar, chaired by Nathalie Louys, Subsea 7 General Counsel and...

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