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28 February 2010

CEO of M3 Marine Delivers Talk on Special Purpose Ships Code 2008 at the IMCA Global Safety Seminar in Singapore

The International Maritime Contractors Association (IMCA) met in Singapore last week for its annual global seminar on safety entitled ‘Safety is our Common Language’. This seminar attracted a host of governmental, client and marine contracting industry specialists from around the globe.

As the Asia Pacific representative of the IMCA Marine Division Management Committee, Captain Mike Meade, CEO of M3 Marine, delivered a presentation on the Special Purpose Ships (SPS) Code 2008. The presentation provided delegates with an understanding of the code, the changes implemented by the code and their consequent impact on vessel compliance and issues arising as a result.

The presentation prompted an interesting debate over the inconsistencies in the code in so far as they relate to offshore construction support vessels involved in a wide range of operational requirements and the knock-on effect on members’ vessels. Within the presentation, Mike touched on the regulatory framework for shipping, the functions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and IMCA’s observance of the same. Overall, delegates went away with an informed platform for the application of the code.

IMCA represents offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies around the globe who work mainly in support of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. Its primary goal is to promote good practice, particularly in the areas of health, safety and environmental standards, quality and efficiency and technical standards throughout the industry. M3 Marine is an enthusiastic and keen supporter of the association.

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