The Marine Surveying Academy has published its April 2019 newsletter, aimed at accredited vessel inspectors and the wider eCMID community. http://www.ecmidvesselinspectors.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/eCMID-AVI-Newsletter-April-2019-2.pdf
Currently there is no distinction between different types of workboat when undertaking an eMISW inspection. AVIs who hold eMISW accreditation are able to inspect any vessels as long as they are less than 500 gross tonnage and/or less than 24m – this can cover vessels where they have minimal deck equipment, no accommodation and no … Continue reading “Consultation regarding simple workboats”
A system of upload fees for eCMID and eMISW was introduced in 2018, in order to fund ongoing maintenance and development of the eCMID system. Since that point, a number of enhancements to the database website and inspection application for Windows have been implemented, with a focus on ‘quick fixes’ for items that have received … Continue reading “eCMID System development plans”
IMCA has analysed over 2,000 vessel inspection reports uploaded into the eCMID database and produced a summary of key findings. The eCMID system enables vessel operators to review and address these findings and to add commentary on corrective actions and other feedback. This is then provided for clients and potential clients to review as part … Continue reading “Analysis of eCMID and eMISW findings published”
The Marine Surveying Academy has launched a new quarterly update for accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs). In the first issue, published in November 2018: find out more about continuing professional development (CPD) for inspectors, including the downloadable CPD app read about this year’s eCMID conferences, held in London and Singapore and more … Download now from … Continue reading “AVI newsletter launched”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched an updated suite of question sets in issue 11 of the eCMID and issue 4 of the eMISW vessel inspection report forms. It has also rewritten IMCA M 167 to serve as single reference point on the inspection process and correct use of the report form. New … Continue reading “IMCA launches eCMID 11 and eMISW 4 question sets”
Issue 86 of Making Waves, IMCA’s quarterly newsletter, features an interview with Stephen Birt of TechnipFMC, Chairman of the Marine eCMID Committee, as part of a double-page spread of eCMID features and news. Also included: the eCMID payment system, forthcoming inspection template updates, the latest statistics and clarification on use of offline CMID and MISW reports.
IMCA’s Technical Manager, Mark Ford, and the Chairman of eCMID Committee, Stephen Birt, gave a presentation on “IMCA eCMID – An Independent ISM Health Check for your Ship”, to the International Marine Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee on 21 May. The presentation covered the importance of eCMID to provide a regular health check on a vessel’s … Continue reading “Presenting eCMID to the IMO”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has seen a marked increase in the use of its eCMID inspection scheme for offshore vessels that benefit from an independent International Safety Management health check. To manage the increase in use and enable enhancements to the eCMID website and software, IMCA is to introduce a nominal charge for each eCMID report uploaded by an AVI from 18 June 2018.
IMCA is holding its next regular workshop to engage with the eCMID community including vessel operators, inspectors, and clients on Monday 29 May at Oceaneering International’s facility in Stavanger, Norway. 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.