Friday 26th October 2018
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has recently issued an updated Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) and Marine Inspection of Small Workboat (MISW) inspection question sets.
This inspection can now only be undertaken by authorised surveyors and all results have to be uploaded to the eCMID/MISW database which can be found here.
IMCA has announced the availability of an updated suite of eCMID question sets and other related materials. eCMID/eMISW question sets – Issue 11 of the eCMID and issue 4 of the eMISW are now available within the eCMID application.
Thanks are given by IMCA to all those who provided feedback during the consultation process, as this was used to enhance the revisions.
The revised inspection forms include:
Guidance from IMCA on the new eCMID system:
IMCA M 167 has been fully rewritten to act as the single point of reference for official IMCA policy and guidance on the inspection process and use of reports. The previously separate explanatory texts from the eCMID and eMISW have been moved to this document, while ‘how to’ user guides to the website and software have been removed.
Where to find information and the support website:
IMCA has developed a new resource, providing a range of information on the eCMID system, including task-focused user guides and an archive of the latest system communications.
The MCA have finally published and uploaded the on-line version of the Revised Workboat Code on the Gov.UK website. It can be found in the Small Craft Codes section under Statutory Guidance and is titled; "The Workboat Code, Edition 2".
Keen observers of the MCA website will have noted recent revisions to and the re-issuing of their guidance on 3 important legal areas of risk assessment.
This month we spoke to Damian Crowley, Managing Director of MARITAS (Maritime Training and Assessment Services) LTD, Chair of the National Workboat Association’s Training Group and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.