Large Yacht & Small Craft Autumn Training Day


All Day


Bookings closed


Spindler Room, Lakeside North Harbour
Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN

Event Type

Programme and presenters for the late Autumn IIMS Training event:

09.00 Registration

09.30 Update on IIMS activities by Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO

10.00 Cygnus Instruments Ltd – Cygnus manufactures and supplies ultrasonic thickness gauges which are employed in almost every industrial application around the world and will give a practical demonstration. Presented by Simon Moulding.

10.45 Coffee

11.05 Ocean Safety lifejackets and MOB by Rosemary Pedersen and Phil Jenner who will discuss three principal topics:
– Lifejackets and their required maintenance;
– Integration of MOB beacons;
– Liferaft identification and certification.

12.40 Lunch

13.20 A two-year review of the causes of claims by Karen Brain, Matrix Insurance

14.00 Lithium Ion batteries and their challenges to fire fighting by Ian Bartle, Nobel Fire Safety Ltd
– A 3 Stage approach to fixed protection systems.
– Off Gas detection and control to try and prevent Thermal runaway.
– Thermal runaway Suppression and containment.
– Stat-X suppression systems, testing and firefighting.

15.15 Coffee

15.30 The practicality of fitting Tier 3 systems into workboat vessels <24m LLL and the experience MAN has had to date as a supplier and integrator. Things to consider as a surveyor on an annual basis and what technology is coming in the future which may influence the survey protocol going forward as we transition to alternative fuels will be discussed by Andy Page, Chartwell Marine and Ed Tucker, MAN.

16.30 Close

Event open to IIMS and non-IIMS members. In person delegates encouraged, but you may also join online via Zoom.

Videos of the presentations will be made available to all delegates after the event. If you just wish to purchase the videos for later viewing, please tick the online attendance option.

If you prefer not to use the online booking form, please email Vicki Loizides at or call her on +44 23 9238 5223 to book your place and we will invoice you.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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