eCMID & eMISW Surveys

CARES, based in Lagos, Nigeria, are in a prime location to offer cost-effective common marine inspection document (eCMID) inspections and marine inspection of small workboats (eMISW) in the West African region, reducing the cost of long-haul flights for a surveyor and associated visa restrictions.  

The eCMID inspection should be used as a basis for inspecting on any type of vessel of 500grt and more and/or more than 24m in length.

The eMISW follows the same structure as IMCA149 but is designed for vessels less than 500 gross tonnage and/or less than 50 metres in length.

IMCA eCMID / eMISW inspections must be carried out via accredited Authorised Vessel Inspectors on an annual basis and with a lack of inspectors in West Africa, CARES are ideally located to offer a fast, positive service carried out in a professional and cost-effective manner.

The eCMID / eMISW system provides standard formats for the annual inspection and auditing of offshore and other vessels.

The inspections help promote safety and efficiency and can help reduce the number of repeat inspections on individual vessels by providing a consistent, transferrable inspection format meeting vessel operator and client requirements alike.

With the vessel operator’s approval, a specific vessel’s eCMID or eMISW inspection can be accessed via the IMCA online database free of charge and hence a new client may be able to avoid the expense of commissioning a new inspection or survey entirely by accessing the vessels database, viewing a “still in date” annual inspection report.

The surveys help promote safety and efficiency and can help reduce the number of repeat inspections.

CARES, based in West Africa provides eCMID / MISW inspections for the following vessels accompanied by time served Authorised Vessel Inspectors (AVI’s):

  • Dynamically positioned (DP) vessels
  • Anchor handling vessels (AHVs)
  • Offshore supply vessels (OSVs)
  • Standby vessels  (SBVs) (emergency response rescue vessels (ERRVs)
  • Survey vessels (including offshore seismic survey)
  • Diving support vessels
  • Pipe lay and cable lay vessels
  • Helicopter operations
  • Accommodation vessels
  • Jack-up vessels
  • Heavy lift vessels
  • Oil recovery vessels
  • Barges (non-self-propelled)
  • Gravel discharge, dredgers and trenching
  • Vessel reactivation from lay-up
  • Crew transfer vessels (Surfers or CTV’s)
  • Workboats.