eCMID News and Updates

Minor version updates – eCMID and eMISW

New revisions of the eCMID (IMCA M 149 issue 11.1) and eMISW (IMCA M 189 issue 4.1) have been launched, together with related updates to the eCMID website and inspection application. The changes are minor in nature – generally updating NA/NS and image upload options on a small number of questions – and do not […]

Report validity – IMCA advice during ongoing COVID-19 situation

This post has been superseded. For the latest advice, please see eCMID/eMISW temporary validity extension ending IMCA has issued information note IMCA M 01/20 – Marine and DP assurance – IMCA advice during ongoing COVID-19 situation. It contains the following advice regarding eCMID and eMISW inspections: For audits expiring between now (March) and July 2020, […]

August 2019 newsletter

The Marine Surveying Academy has published its August 2019 newsletter, aimed at accredited vessel inspectors and the wider eCMID community.

New eCMID feature – Other document types

We are pleased to advise of a new feature in the IMCA eCMID database website, which allows vessel operators to upload additional documents that may be of interest to their clients, as part of a broader vessel assurance system. This non-mandatory features includes the following categories: Annual DP trial reports Failure modes and effects analyses […]

IMCA warns against offline use of eCMID system

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued a notice setting out the benefits of eCMID, its online vessel inspection system, and warning users that offline use is no longer permitted. Since 1 January 2018, IMCA has only recognised formal inspection reports conducted using its eCMID application and uploaded into the database website ( Any […]

IMCA to unveil eCMID updates at AVI London-based seminar

There are over 450 Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) eCMID vessel inspection scheme around the world. This week sees the AVIs’ One Day Seminar being held in London (Regent’s University, 19 June). Three key members of the IMCA secretariat will be among the speakers at the seminar. Mark Ford, […]

April 2019 newsletter

The Marine Surveying Academy has published its April 2019 newsletter, aimed at accredited vessel inspectors and the wider eCMID community.

Consultation regarding simple workboats

Currently there is no distinction between different types of workboat when undertaking an eMISW inspection.  AVIs who hold eMISW accreditation are able to inspect any vessels as long as they are less than 500 gross tonnage and/or less than 24m – this can cover vessels where they have minimal deck equipment, no accommodation and no […]

Reminder regarding offline use and paper versions

Since 1 January 2018, only those inspections uploaded to the eCMID database have been recognised by IMCA.  As inspections prior to that date have now expired, this ensures that all current eCMID and eMISW inspection reports have been completed using the latest version of the relevant question sets and that the inspection has been undertaken […]

eCMID System development plans

A system of upload fees for eCMID and eMISW was introduced in 2018, in order to fund ongoing maintenance and development of the eCMID system. Since that point, a number of enhancements to the database website and inspection application for Windows have been implemented, with a focus on ‘quick fixes’ for items that have received […]