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    Use of simulators guidance published by IMCA

    Training // October 5, 2010

    The use of simulators in the marine contracting industry enables measurable assessment of individuals in training. They are also often used for work planning/mission planning purposes including engineering development, procedure development, technical assessments, research, and asset risk assessment.
    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on the Use of Simulators’ (IMCA C 014) to provide guidance on the use of simulators in marine contracting, in particular relating to their use in training and competence.
    “The use of a simulator in a structured training programme can provide trainees with valuable practical hands-on experience in a safe, controlled environment,” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler. “We are compiling a series of appendices for inclusion in the document, currently only the ROV appendix is available, others will be added to the document as they are completed. Users will then have a document that covers generic issues such as definition, types of simulator and the appropriateness for training and competence assessment purposes.”
    Copies of the new publication can be ordered from or from at £2.50 for members and £5.00 for non-members.
    Further information on IMCA’s work on behalf of its growing membership, which now stands at over 700 companies in 56 countries, is available from and from the association at 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520; Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 5521; or by emailing


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