Marine Surveying International Fest II is coming on 10 and 12 December 2019

Marine Surveying International Fest II is coming soon
Marine Surveying International Fest II is coming soon

Following the success of the inaugural online only event last year, the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) is delighted to present Marine Surveying International Fest II in two parts. We have lined up a feast of education and information for yacht and small craft surveyors on Tuesday 10th December (view the speaker schedule) and for commercial ship surveyors on Thursday 12 December (view the speaker schedule) – both commencing at 06.00 UK time. You do not need to be a member of IIMS to participate in the Fest.

Building on 2018, these two days seek to recognise the importance of the profession of marine surveying and promote the vital role surveyors perform in keeping lives safe at sea. No matter what time zone you are based in around the world, or area of surveying you work in, we hope to offer something of interest to you. The day will equally appeal to those who work with, or engage surveyors, or touch the profession in some way. Continue reading “Marine Surveying International Fest II is coming on 10 and 12 December 2019”

Report on two recent IIMS India Branch events

Capt. Mukesh Gautama presents a gift of appreciation to Tony Fernandez
Capt. Mukesh Gautama presents a gift of appreciation to Tony Fernandez

An IIMS Member Meet was held at Hotel VITS, Mumbai on 06th June 2019.

At the outset, the IIMS India Branch Committee thanked Tony Fernandez for readily accepting to deliver a session on mentoring and to act as mentor. He returned from abroad only the previous evening and in spite of jet lag and his health conditions, he came to the venue much earlier to deliver his speech. He also shared informative case study examples on General Average Claims during his speech.

The following attended the meeting:
Pervez Kaikobad – Regional Director, IIMS, India.
AWJ (Tony) Fernandez – Honorary Fellow Member and Mentor Speaker
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Exhibition and celebration times are upon us

The IIMS head office team as you have not seen them before at play on their team building event
The IIMS head office team as you have not seen them before at play on their team building event

The past few weeks have vanished in a haze. So what’s new I hear you say? But it’s all good as we are now mid way between the two biggest exhibitions in the world for the boating industry – METS and IBEX. I recently attended IBEX in Tampa alongside our USA Regional Director, James Renn. It is a big event and we met some fascinating people and potential future members of the Institute. I won’t be at METS this year, so will miss the chance to catch up with colleagues and industry friends this time round.

My reason for missing METS is simple. I will be part of the IIMS UAE Branch’s celebrations taking place on 20th November onboard the QE2, now permanently moored in Dubai. It promises to be a great event and a high turn out is expected to mark this event. Perhaps I will meet you there?

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An open letter to the worldwide yacht and boat manufacturing industry written by IIMS

IIMS would like to see the worldwide yacht and boat industry coming together to act responsibly with the treatment of latent defects
IIMS would like to see the worldwide yacht and boat industry coming together to act responsibly with the treatment of latent defects

All worldwide manufacturing industries fundamentally face the same basic key challenges. They must be competitive within the markets they operate in, which requires them to produce the best possible products within strict financial constraints, ensuring they make a profit to enable them to continue to invest in research and development to create new products.

Some manufacturers through choice approach this challenge by producing the best possible high-quality product with a top end price. They have a well-defined strategy of selling less units using a marketing approach to create a unique market position and a cachet around the brand. Put in simple terms, at the top end are the elite where only a limited amount of a product is manufactured with a high price tag. At the other end of the scale are the mass-produced, low-cost products with a throw away price tag by comparison.

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