Tonnage Training 2020

Date(s) - 12/03/2020
All Day

Itchenor Sailing Club


Following the issuing of new tonnage contracts in 2019 by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to various parties, the IIMS one day tonnage training course has been subsequently approved by the MCA as being suitable, one of very few organisations to hold that recognition currently.

IIMS tonnage surveyors come under the auspices of the IIMS Certifying Authority and you are reminded that to become an approved and recognised tonnage surveyor by the Institute, it is necessary to have attended a training day such as this. You will also complete a tonnage form to be marked and approved for accuracy. You do not need to be a member of IIMS to participate in this training.

The next IIMS tonnage training one day course (the only one planned for the first half of 2020) will be held on Thursday 12 March at Itchenor Sailing Club, situated on the UK south coast about 35 miles from Southampton Airport and 50 miles from Gatwick Airport if you are planning to fly in.

Fraser Noble, Chairman of the IIMS Certifying Authority, will lead the day’s training.

The venue is: Itchenor Sailing Club, The Lane, Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 7AG.

There is plenty of parking at the nearby West Itchenor car park at a cost and this must be paid at the time of parking.

In the morning session, Fraser will take delegates through tonnage theory, explaining what is expected of those carrying out tonnage measurement surveys as he presents the specially written IIMS tonnage training manual, a copy of which will be available for each delegate to take away. The morning session will also be videoed with copies made available to delegates after the event.

After lunch (included in your registration fee), the group will carry out a couple of actual tonnage measurements on-site before analysing the findings. It is unknown until the day which vessels will be available for measurement.

0915 Registration
0945 Tonnage theory presentation
1100 Coffee
1245 Lunch
1345 Practical tonnage measuring
1600 Analysis and review

IIMS will supply Hi-Viz jackets and lifejackets. You are reminded that March can be an indifferent weather month, so please bring sensible outerwear and appropriate footwear in case of inclement weather.

The cost is £130 to include a copy of the extensive tonnage manual, lunch and refreshments.

Please confirm your place and reservation by paying your attendance fee online below. If you prefer not to pay online, please call IIMS HQ on +44 (0) 23 9238 5223 and pay by debit or credit card.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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