The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) holds regular workshops to engage with the eCMID community including vessel operators, inspectors, and clients. The next workshop being held at Oceaneering International’s facility in Stavanger, Norway on the afternoon of Monday 29 May, like all such workshops in 2017, has as its core theme how IMCA vessel inspection tools can assist in vessel assurance efforts for offshore contractors – in particular, for vessels brought out of lay-up, and as part of ISM code requirements.
The IMCA eCMID System provides standard formats for the inspection and auditing of offshore vessels. Its use helps promote safety and efficiency and can help reduce the number of repeat inspections on individual vessels by providing a consistent, transferrable format which meets vessel operator and client requirements alike.
The Common Marine Inspection Document (eCMID) and Marine Inspection for Small Workboats (eMISW) systems have seen significant change and remain under constant review to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose without excessive demands on vessel operators.
The workshop will include practical demonstrations of the eCMID database; guidance on how eCMID use can support the ISM Code and other SMS assurance efforts; debate on outcomes from the April 2017 eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) Conference; client, vessel operator and inspector perspectives in a 45-minute ‘Lessons identified’ session; and the future of eCMID, including changes to report recognition and inspector account functionality.
AVIs can earn three CPD points for revalidation purposes by attendance at the workshop with their AVI auditor logbooks being annotated accordingly.
Further information on the workshop is available on the IMCA website at www.imca-int.com/events and from email@example.com: it is open to all interested parties. Future eCMID workshops will be held in Amsterdam on 14 June; and in Singapore on 30 November.
Further information on IMCA and its work on behalf of around 1,000 member companies in over 60 countries is available from www.imca-int.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The association has LinkedIn and Facebook groups and its Twitter handle is @IMCAint
IMCA, the international association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies, publishes some 200 guidance documents, safety promotional materials, timely information notes and safety flashes. Its members benefit from a core focus on competence and training; contracts and insurance; health, safety, security and environment; lifting and rigging; and marine policy and regulatory affairs; and four technical divisions – Diving, Marine, Remote Systems & ROV, and Offshore Survey; plus five active geographic sections encompassing the globe.