The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) celebrates the Day of the Seafarer on 25 June 2020.
IMCA encourages all its Members and everyone associated with the offshore marine contracting industry to recognise the efforts of seafarers and the role they play in our industry.
This year, the 10th anniversary of the Day of the Seafarer, is an ideal opportunity for us all to acknowledge the contribution of seafarers in keeping the global supply chain moving and understand the current issues they are facing.
Like Offshore Energy Workers, including those working in the renewable energy sector, many seafarers have been away from home for months longer than scheduled and are unsure when they will be able to return home due to travel restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IMCA fully supports the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer campaign which seeks to raise awareness of the work carried out by seafarers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to thank them for their contribution
IMCA represents the vast majority of offshore marine contractors and the associated supply chain in the world, with members from over 60 countries. It publishes an extensive technical library of guidance documents on operational good practice, safety promotional materials, timely information notes and safety flashes. Its members benefit from a technical structure comprising four main divisions covering Offshore Diving, Marine (including an Offshore Renewable Energy Committee), Remote Systems & ROVs, and Offshore Surveying.
These are supported by a committee structure focused on: health, safety, security and the environment; competence and training; lifting and rigging; marine policy and regulatory affairs; and contracts and insurance. The association’s global coverage is organised into five geographic regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa, Middle East & India, North America, and South America.