Published: 17 May 2013 17 May 2013
An increasing number of members of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) are involved with the offshore renewables sector and for this reason the association has published ‘Guidance for the Positioning of Dynamically Positioned (DP) Jack-up Vessels on and off the Seabed” (IMCA M223) and an updated version of their information note The Inspection and Auditing of Manned and Unmanned Barges’.
Both are aimed at ensuring and enhancing offshore safety. IMCA M223 has sections on Risk Analysis (vessel characteristics; environmental conditions and loading; site specific assessment integrity; and DP specification and performance); Background Material (that encompasses company procedures; vessel procedures; and information for each location); and covers Procedures for a DP Jack-up Vessel Going on and Leaving Location. Like all IMCA guidance it is free to download from the IMCA website for members and non-member alike.