IMCA eCMID System Annual Report 2023/2024

IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) release the IMCA M267 Annual Report 2023/24 – eCMID vessel inspection analysis.

An analysis of more than 1,600 vessel inspection reports in year to 1 April 2024 reveals ongoing safety concerns over confined spaces.

Our analysis found that in the last year:

📋 7% did not have a technical inspection by the vessel operator.
⛔ 9% did not adequately control enclosed space entry.
👷‍♂️ 12% did not inspect the pilot ladder before use.
🔥 10% did not have procedures on the handling of chemicals and flammable materials.
🖥 11% did not have cybersecurity measures in place.
⚕ 5% did not carry sufficient medical supplies on board.

Mark Ford, Marine and Quality Manager at IMCA said “From the beginning of all seafarers’ basic training, we are instructed on the hazards and procedures around confined spaces, yet sadly we are continuing to hear of unnecessary fatalities. No one should lose their life doing their job, however more than 300 are known to have died in enclosed spaces on ships since 1996, including 31 in 2023.”

The 53-page report (IMCA M267) is freely available to support the improvement of our sector.

Read more here at IMCA M267