eCMID News and Updates

System Updates – 21 May 2021

A significant set of updates to the eCMID platform was introduced in May 2021, covering the system infrastructure, improvements to the database website and updated inspection templates. A summary of the upgrades is set out below. Server migration The eCMID database infrastructure has been migrated to a new hosting platform, which will improve system performance […]

eCMID and eMISW inspection templates updated

IMCA has updated its vessel inspection templates, following its annual review of the question sets. The revised eCMID (Common Marine Inspection Document – IMCA M 149 Issue 12) and eMISW (CMID for Small Workboats – IMCA M 189 Issue 5) will be made live in the eCMID database as of 21 May 2021 (see our […]

May 2021 newsletter

The Marine Surveying Academy has published its May 2021 newsletter, aimed at accredited vessel inspectors and the wider eCMID community. This edition is full of relevant and interesting information for the whole of the eCMID AVI Community and for those considering applying to the eCMID AVI Scheme. Highlights include: News from IIMS and IMCA AVI […]

Ensuring eCMID and eMISW Inspection Integrity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)’s Marine eCMID Committee considered the potential for remote vessel inspections at its December 2020 meeting, in light of ongoing restrictions at both national and company level due to COVID-19 that can limit both vessel access and the movement of accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs). The Committee determined that remote inspections […]

November 2020 newsletter

The Marine Surveying Academy has published its November 2020 newsletter, aimed at accredited vessel inspectors and the wider eCMID community. This edition is full of relevant and interesting information for the whole of the eCMID AVI Community and for those considering applying to the eCMID AVI Scheme. Highlights include: AVI 5-year revalidation eCMID AVI Festival […]

eCMID Inspection App – withdrawal of classic Windows application

In July 2020, IMCA launched the new, cross-platform eCMID Inspection App, available via any modern browser at imcacmid.com/inspect.  The app has been very well received, with feedback welcoming the simplified navigation and ease of use, as well as the ability to use Mac, iOS and Android devices for the first time.  Our thanks to those […]

eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector scheme celebrates five years as revalidation starts

The International Marine Contractors Association’s eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector scheme, managed by the Marine Surveying Academy (MSA), has recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Consequently, the reassessment of those early adopters has begun and the first dozen inspectors originally recognised by the scheme are currently going through the process of revalidation. The accreditation scheme, now fully […]

IMCA launches progressive web app for eCMID

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announces the launch of its Progressive Web App (PWA) for its Common Marine Inspection Document system. IMCA’s eCMID system provides the marine and offshore industry with standardised formats for vessel inspection. It offers a safety management system (SMS) ‘health check’ and can help improve the quality and consistency of […]

eCMID/eMISW temporary validity extension ending

Further to information note IMCA M 01/20 – Marine and DP assurance – IMCA advice during ongoing COVID-19 situation, the temporary validity extension of eCMID/eMISW inspections ends in July. IMCA has closely monitored the vessel inspection levels over the past few months and can see that they have returned to pre-COVID-19 lockdown levels. The table […]

Analysis of eCMID and eMISW findings published

IMCA has analysed over 2,100 vessel inspection reports uploaded into the eCMID database over the period October 2018-April 2020 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 […]