THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.
It was formed in April 1995 from the amalgamation of AODC (the International Association of Offshore Diving Contractors) and DPVOA (the Dynamic Positioning Vessel Owners Association).
IMCA seeks to promote its members' common interests, resolve industry-wide issues and provide a single authoritative voice for its members.
A number of key objectives have been identified for IMCA as a whole and for each area of activity it is involved in. The objectives have now been split to indicate those which are of an ongoing nature and those which are specific projects for the year ahead.
IMCA has four divisions, each covering a specific area of members' activities. Members can choose to join one or more divisions appropriate to their area(s) of work. The divisions are as follows:
Remote Systems & ROV
The Association also has two core activities which carry out work relevant to all IMCA members:
Safety & Legislation
Training, Certification & Personnel Competence
GUIDANCE NOTES AND CODES OF PRACTICE
IMCA promotes improvements in quality, health, safety, and environmental and technical standards through the publication of information notes, codes of practice, and by other appropriate means. The Association also publishes a regular Newsletter.
IMCA regularly circulates safety flashes to its members. These are based on information that members send to IMCA, and are designed to help all members learn any lessons that can be learnt following incidents.