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IIMS Certifying Authority two day training event in November set to focus on workboat coding

The IIMS Certifying Authority has put together what promises to be an informative and valuable two day programme on 20/21 November 2017. The programme is relevant to coding surveyors who currently survey workboats, but is equally likely to appeal to those wanting more knowledge in this crucial and growing area. This event is a mix of hands on surveying coupled with classroom based training with informative presentations to conclude day two.

IIMS is especially grateful to Mike Proudlove MIIMS (and his colleagues), who have agreed to host this special workboat themed training event at his place of work, Offshore Turbine Services Ltd (OTS). The OTS yard is located at 3 Maypool Building, Dartside Quay, Galmpton, Nr Brixham TQ5 0GD. Continue reading “IIMS Certifying Authority two day training event in November set to focus on workboat coding”

IIMS Certifying Authority Training Day Spring 2016

The details and agenda for the IIMS Certifying Authority Training Day Spring 2016 have been announced.

Date: Monday 16th May 2016
Venue: Portchester Sailing Club, Waterside Lane, Castle St, Portchester PO16 9QN

Timings:
09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.30 Morning session starts
13.00 Buffet lunch
14.00 Afternoon session starts
17.00 Training day concludes

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IIMS Western Med Certifying Authority and Small Craft Working Group training days

Details have been announced for the next IIMS Western Med training event (28-29 April), which will take place in Palma, Majorca at the same time as the Palma Superyacht Show.

The event will take place over two days and follows a different theme to past events as it incorporates some Certifying Authority and tonnage education mixed with some small craft surveyor training.

Day One (Thursday 28 April) will be of interest to IIMS Certifying Authority members and any members wanting to become accredited to do tonnages. John Excell, IIMS Chairman of Small Craft Surveying and a member of the Certifying Authority committee, will lead the proceedings and training.

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Problems with skin fittings

Surveyors should be aware of the issues caused by faulty skin fittings
Surveyors should be aware of the issues caused by faulty skin fittings

In the last month I have come across two situations which highlight the potential problems with skin fittings, reports Eugene Curry. One vessel, a GRP sea angling charter boat, was a licenced Passenger Boat (12 passengers and 2 crew) permitted to operate up to 40 nautical miles offshore. The other vessel was an aluminium hulled yacht undergoing inspection for renewal of its passenger Boat Licence and permitted to operate up to 30 nautical miles offshore. In both instances the owners grumbled about the additional expense involved but changed their tune when problems were found.

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Certifying Authority October training day agenda released

The next IIMS CA training day will take place on 6 October
The next IIMS CA training day will take place on 6 October

The agenda for the Certifying Authority Training Day taking place on Tuesday 6 October 2015 is available to view below.

The training day is taking place at Portchester Sailing Club, Waterside Lane, Castle St, Portchester PO16 9QN

The programme is as follows:

The day will commence at 10:00 hrs
Welcome and introduction

MCA news and updates
New Workboat Code Consultation closing 5 October
Yellow / Blue Codes Update in Draft and due for Consultation soon
CA Surveyors Standards Working Group
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