IIMS publishes what a marine surveyor needs to know about synthetic (composite) yacht rigging handy guide

The eighteenth IIMS handy guide has just been released for publication and is available in both paperback and eBook formats. ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about synthetic (composite) yacht rigging’ runs to 112 pages and has been authored by Nick Parkyn.

Synthetic rigging (manmade fibers) was first introduced in the late 1980s with wider adoption and usage from around 2002. Synthetic rigging (also referred to as composite rigging) is regarded in the industry as disruptive technology that in time will replace stainless steel wire rigging totally.

Since marine surveyors will increasingly encounter this type of rigging, they need to understand this new technology to enable them to carry out surveys on craft and vessels which use it. In this fast growing and rapid-paced industry sector, Nicholas (Nick) Parkyn delves into standing and non-standing rigging as well as taking a brief look at next-generation fibers and the monitoring and load sensing of rigging. The handy guide is illustrated with many pictures and images to help the reader understand what they are looking at in more detail.

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Capt Zarir Irani takes over as President of the International Institute of Marine Surveying

IIMS would like to express their thanks to Adam, who travelled to the event in London especially from Australia, for his sterling work over the past two years.
IIMS would like to express their thanks to Adam, who travelled to the event in London especially from Australia, for his sterling work over the past two years.

Capt Zarir Irani (pictured right) took over the role of IIMS President from Adam Brancher (pictured left) in a simple ceremony at the Annual General Meeting on 26th June held at Heathrow Airport, London, UK.

IIMS would like to express their thanks to Adam, who travelled to the event in London especially from Australia, for his sterling work over the past two years. He was presented with a miniature President’s medal as a memento and a tippling stick in recognition of his service.

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IIMS and BSSA to deliver a special one day seminar entitled Marine Corrosion and its Prevention in Amsterdam November 2018

Following the huge success of the first corrosion seminar delivered by Mike Lewus, British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA), which attracted nearly 60 delegates (both real-time and online) in January, IIMS has decided to run the programme again in Amsterdam on 27th November 2018.

Mike Lewus from British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) will deliver this essential one-day seminar called ‘Marine Corrosion and its Prevention’. The day’s seminar programme will be delivered on 27th November at Park Inn by Radisson by Amsterdam Schiphol Airport commencing at 09.00. Delegates who cannot be there in person may join online live via Zoom.

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Small Craft Surveyors Forum to meet at Seawork in July

On Wednesday 4th July, the Small Craft Surveyors Forum will present their annual seminar at the Seawork show in Southampton from 13.30 in Conference Room 2.
On Wednesday 4th July, the Small Craft Surveyors Forum will present their annual seminar at the Seawork show in Southampton from 13.30 in Conference Room 2.

On Wednesday 4th July, the Small Craft Surveyors Forum will present their annual seminar at the Seawork show in Southampton from 13.30 in Conference Room 2. This is a free to attend event and anyone is welcome to sit in and listen, but please register your place – see below.

The programme for the afternoon is as follows:
13.30 Introduction by Trevor Blakeley (CEO RINA)
13.40 Challenges for 24m and mini ISM Code vessel surveyors by Richard Franklin, Braemar Yacht Services
14.30 Tonnage Measurement. Calculating Load Line Length, breaks and depth by Paul Johnston, Euro Marine Surveys
15.15 Tea/coffee break
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Rules and regulations – love them or hate them

Rules and regulations seem to be very much the flavour of this month. The three recent ones I’d like to draw your attention to particularly and mention in a bit more detail are the looming EU General Data Protection Regulation, International Maritime Organization’s strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships and the new Yacht Code under development by the Red Ensign Group. And whilst not all three launch this month, it is the fact that such diverse bits of regulation should be in the news together, reminding me of the wide range of skills a marine surveyor needs to master (or at least have a grip on) as business knowledge combines with technical knowledge and maritime regulation to potentially create the perfect storm. Many a marine surveying business has failed, not due to a lack of technical skills, but an inability to embrace core business management skills and the associated red tape.

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