Category: Safety

DEATHS IN CHOPPER CRASH – CALLS TO END EC225

May 1, 2016 4:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

While offshore workers calls for an end to the industry using EC225 choppers, helicopter operators serving the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry are scrambling to make backup plans after the grounding of one of their most commonly used models following a fatal crash on Friday as crash investigators step up efforts to determine why the machine went down. Read the rest of this entry »

IMCA OPENS FOR CROSS INDUSTRY DIALOGUE

August 5, 2015 5:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A number of guidance documents produced over the years by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have been open during the consultation stage to views from across the wider industry. Now to make input easier an open forum has been added to the IMCA website where all with an interest in documents being currently being written or revised can play an active role. Read the rest of this entry »

IMCA RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE

May 7, 2015 5:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Reliable and robust methods of positioning are required for safe vessel operations in close proximity to offshore installations. Dynamic positioning (DP) is well-established as a primary method of vessel positioning in the diving, drilling, construction, accommodation and shuttle tanker sectors, and is especially suited to deep-water developments. As development and management of DP becomes more refined, increasingly logistics support vessels are becoming equipped with DP systems with increasing reliance being given to such systems. Read the rest of this entry »