• IMCA Adds Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Specialist to its Technical Team

    Andre Rose joins IMCA as Technical Adviser

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Andre Rose as Technical Adviser - Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV.

    Andre has spent most of the last 18 years working in the ROV industry. This has included time as a Pilot/Technician, Superintendent, ROV Manager and Client Representative.

    He has a background with the Royal Navy, where he spent 19 years in its Fleet Air Arm working with rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Initially, he completed an apprenticeship in aircraft mechanical engineering, before being trained as an avionics engineer.

    When he left the Navy, after a short time as a technical author with Westland Helicopters, he was appointed a Technical Trainer to the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Royal Saudi Air Force.

    As well as being a trained ROV Operator and Technician, Andre has a Master’s degree in IT from Liverpool University, and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

    IMCA’s Technical Manager, Mark Ford, said: “We are pleased to welcome Andre to the IMCA Secretariat. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which will be of immense benefit to IMCA and its members.”

    About IMCA’s Competence & Training Committee: IMCA works to ensure the marine contracting industry can recruit, train and maintain a highly skilled and competent workforce, vital for safe and efficient operations in the offshore environment. The Competence & Training Committee, one of IMCA’s core committees, assists and supports other IMCA committees in achieving this. Full information including all relevant guidance and other publications can be found at

    About the Remote Systems & ROV Division: The Division focuses on all aspects of equipment, personnel and operations relating to remotely operated systems used in support of marine activities. Full information including all relevant guidance and other publications; and a list of members can be found at

    20.12.2018. 15:09:03