More than 20 marine surveyors attended the IIMS Certifying Authority training day, held at Portchester Sailing Club on Wednesday 1 October. Participants came from as far afield as France, Spain, Holland and even India.
The day was presented as a workshop with John Excell, John Heath and Fraser Noble (Chairman of the IIMS Certifying Authority) leading the delivery and handling the resulting debate and comments.
The day proved to be long and exhausting, but productive as delegates got their heads around some of the more complex matters relating to the MCA directives and requirements.
John Excell gave a detailed presentation about tonnage measurement, including breaks in deck and multihulls. John Heath was next to speak on the subject of stability. The group then reviewed some of the necessary paperwork before Fraser Noble concluded proceedings by leading those present through some of the most often asked questions and areas of issue. All in all a most satisfying day for all involved.
The next IIMS Certifying Authority Training Day will take place on 13 May 2015 at a location and venue to be announced.