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

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 “Surveyors beware the perils of undertaking valuations”

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 “Report on LYSCWG Palma training”

Small Craft Surveyors Forum programme at Seawork announced

The Small Craft Surveyors Forum, comprising of RINA, IMarEST, IIMS, SCMS, NI and YDSA, is pleased to announce its speaker programme for its annual Seawork Exhibition Seminar.

The seminar will be held within the show onboard the ‘Ocean Scene’ vessel in the marina from 13.15 to 16.15 on Wednesday 14 June.

The event is free to attend, but you are required to register your attendance so that the organisers can comply with health and safety requirements, catering and seating.

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IIMS LYSCWG Western Mediterrannean section set to gather in Palma

Delegates at the 2016 IIMS Palma event doing some practical tonnage measurement work
Delegates at the 2016 IIMS Palma event doing some practical tonnage measurement work

Once again, the expanded IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group has planned a two day training event to coincide with the Palma Superyacht Show, which will take place on 27/28 April 2017 mostly in and around the Puerto de Palma area.

This event has proved popular in recent years, not just with Palma based surveyors, but it has drawn members from all over Europe and further afield too. Non IIMS members are most welcome to come and join too. The IIMS team has worked hard to attract a great speaker line up and programme with what look like being interesting and informative presentations over the two days. Delegates will also have some time to walk the Palma Superyacht Show on the first day of opening (Friday 28 April).

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