Associations collaborate on oil and gas diver safety, training

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LONDON – The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has agreed to co-operate with the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) on operational safety, training standards, and diver qualifications.

Earlier this year the two organizations formed the International Diving Industry Forum together with the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, with a view to reducing and controlling the risks associated with diving in the oil and gas industry globally.

Under the new accord, IMCA and ADCI will recognize each other’s international offshore diving qualifications, monitor each other’s diver certification schemes, and collaborate to ensure that commercial diver training for offshore operations complies with the highest industry standards.

Phillip Newsum, executive director of ADCI, said: “The formal collaborative efforts of both associations will allow us to better address industry challenges, as well as standardize and promote best safe practices.”


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