Seawork presentation schedules announced

The Seawork presentation schedules for the Small Craft Surveyors Forum, plus the joint IIMS and Nautical Institute one, have been announced
The Seawork presentation schedules for the Small Craft Surveyors Forum, plus the joint IIMS and Nautical Institute one, have been announced

Seawork International, which takes place from 16-18 June 2015, is the largest international commercial marine and workboat exhibition and conference held in a European working port environment.

Attracting more than 7,000 high calibre visitors from over 53 countries across the globe, Seawork is where buyers, sellers, innovators and legislators come together for three invaluable days, every year, at one incomparable location – the Port of Southampton in the UK.

The IIMS as part of its involvement with the Small Craft Surveyors Forum is involved in helping to organise several presentations that are open for anyone to attend free of charge and will take place on Wednesday 17 June.

Unlike in previous years, the conference location at the show has been changed. These presentations will be given aboard the ‘Ocean Scene’ which will be moored up alongside the quay in the heart of the show itself by the catering area.

The Small Craft Surveyors Forum starts at 13.30hrs and concludes at 17.00 hrs. The theme is “Workboats and Surveyors”. This session is free to attend but the venue and organisers need to know numbers in advance for seating and catering requirements. So if you are planning to attend please either notify your attendance by email , or call 01730 710425 or use the online reservation service.

13.30 Introduction
13.40 Surveying by CBM (Condition Based Maintenance). Richard Morris, Principal Technical Project Manager & Gary Venning, Technical Hull surveyor from the RNLI.
14.40 Q&A with the MCA. Jenny Vines is joining the seminar briefly from the MCA stand to give delegates a quick update on the Workboat Code. Jenny will also answer any burning questions you may have!
15.00 Tea and coffee break
15.30 Offshore Windfarm Support Vessels. Simon Mockler, DNV-GL will be looking from the perspective of his Class Society at issues of design, propulsion and transfer to the wind pylons.
16.30 Final Q&A session
17.00 Close

Moving on to the next session, the IIMS has linked up with the Southern Branch of the Nautical Institute to run a one hour long presentation from 17.00 hrs to 18.00 on the same day at the same location – again on a complimentary basis. The theme is “The surveyor and the surveyed – on board interaction”.

The speakers are:
Commercial: Captain Ian Odd and Alan Bloor
Leisure: Geoff Waddington

This joint meeting will be in the form of a panel discussion to demonstrate the approaches taken by surveyors and the reaction by those surveyed in the small (leisure) craft and larger (commercial) ship sectors.

All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you at Seawork.

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