Training events, training, events and more IIMS training, not forgetting the Fest!

Dr Malini Shankar addressing the IIMS Mumbai Symposium
Dr Malini Shankar addressing the IIMS Mumbai Symposium

They say we are never too old to learn and that is most certainly the case in the marine surveying profession.

Yes, we are in the middle of the training season once again. Recently we held a Certifying Authority training day for our coding surveyors. The contribution from the MAIB was particularly well received and thought provoking too. Paul Bryson’s case study presentation served as a sobering reminder that things can and do go needlessly wrong at sea.

Coming up is our next instalment of the Inland Waterways Working Group in Cheshire. UK narrowboats are right at the opposite end of the boating scale and require different surveying skills of their own.

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Dr Malini Shankar, Director General of Shipping of India, confirmed as the Chief Guest at the one day IIMS Mumbai Symposium

Dr Malini Shankar will be the Chief Guest and will speak to delegates at the IIMS Mumbai Symposium
Dr Malini Shankar will be the Chief Guest and will speak to delegates at the IIMS Mumbai Symposium

IIMS is honoured to announce that Dr. Malini Shankar, Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India, has consented to be the Chief Guest at the IIMS Symposium on Wednesday 10th October 2018. As well as being present at the event, Dr. Malini Shankar will herself give a short address to the assembled audience.

Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO, will open the Symposium with a short speech, introducing and welcoming Dr. Malini Shankar to the event as he does so. The Symposium is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel near Mumbai International Airport.

The speaker programme is being finalised now, but confirmed presenters so far include:
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IIMS set to trial an 8 day practical training module

One of the two lead tutors, Martin Evans, leading a practical hull hammer tapping session
One of the two lead tutors, Martin Evans, leading a practical hull hammer tapping session

In a bold initiative as part of its award-winning Professional Qualification in Yacht & Small Craft Marine Surveying, IIMS is set to trial an 8 day practical module for the first time in October 2018.

Prospective students should arrive with an understanding of vessel construction and systems. Over an intensive 64 hours studying, the course will equip students to apply this knowledge to practical surveying techniques and report writing so that they can leave with the ability to carry out surveys on typical 8-10m sailing and motor vessels.

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2018 second half IIMS training and events calendar

IIMS has lined up a bumper crop of training and networking events for the second half of 2018 and there is something for all members to dip in and out of. Many of the events are now open to online delegates too, so you can take part no matter which part of the world you are in.

Wednesday 22 August
Basics of coating technology online 90-minute seminar from 12 noon (UK time). Your host and presenter for this seminar is Gareth Thomas, Technical Support Team Manager, Speciality Coatings, International Paint Ltd, a division of Akzo Nobel.
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Concerns over new Australian commercial vessel safety system highlighted in recent IIMS survey

The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) has released details of a poll undertaken in the past week amongst its Australian members, which reveals serious concerns in the industry about the operation of the new national system for commercial vessel safety introduced by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on 1 July 2018.

The survey of 60 local IIMS members found that over half of respondents believe the new system will result in vessels being less safe to operate; 29% said they will be far less safe.

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