IIMS LYSCWG Scotland training event details announced

Once again, IIMS is pleased to announce the dates for its annual Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group two day training event in Scotland. The event will take place on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November and is a mix of presentations and practical work. The venue is the well-appointed Inchinnan Cruising Club on the outskirts of Glasgow and adjacent to the airport. The nearest accommodation is The Normandy Hotel, which is within 200 metres of the Club. A group dinner will be arranged for the Monday evening.

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IIMS announces its Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group Super Training Day agenda

IIMS is pleased to announce a full on day on Monday 13 November, which is open to members and non-members. Although classroom based, the afternoon slot inspecting flawed coating plates with a range of testing equipment will be interactive in nature as delegates get to have a play!

Details have been released for the IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group ‘Super’ Training Day on Monday 13 November. The venue for the event is the Spindle Room, Building 1000, Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN. This is ample free parking on site. Lunch will be served and is included in the cost.

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SCSF seminar at Seawork delivers four informative presentations to a sizeable audience

The Small Craft Surveyors Forum, comprising RINA, IMarEST, IIMS, SCMS, NI and YDSA, delivered their annual seminar to an audience of fifty plus onboard Ocean Scene on the pontoons at Seawork 2017. Two of the four presentations were videoed and can be watched free (see below).

John Wills chaired proceedings for the afternoon and acted as Master of Ceremonies.

First up, he introduced Mark Tur, who is a Technical Consultant at the Copper Development Association. Mark demonstrated his depth of knowledge in his presentation as he spoke on the subject of ‘Metals in Marine Environments: Corrosion Behaviour and How to Spot it’; Continue reading

Surveyors beware the perils of undertaking valuations

Surveyors need to be aware of the risks when undertaking valuations

Surveyors need to be aware of the risks when undertaking valuations

This short but cautionary article about undertaking valuations has been submitted for publication by IIMS member, Elliott Berry MIIMS.

As most of you will be aware, it’s standard practice to issue valuations either as standalone documents or as part of a survey report.

We have long been under the impression that if we as a surveyor issue a letter of opinion that we are protected from claims as a result of discrepancies or unseen circumstances. However, it would appear that this belief is misplaced and this will have far reaching consequences among the surveying profession. Continue reading

Report on LYSCWG Palma training

A group of 15 IIMS members and non-members came together for the two day IIMS Western Mediterranean LYSCWG training event – something of an annual gathering these days. Despite inclement weather on the first morning, the group followed a classroom session about NDT testing gauges by going under several vessels made of different materials to test the kit. Thanks to Jon Sharland from Tritex NDT for bringing his gear over from the UK.

Ian Lewis gave an insight into cold cure products manufactured and marketed by Wencon. Those present were genuinely impressed to see examples of applications that had been carried out to effect repairs. After lunch, the group were guests of the Global Yachting Group and Continue reading