A large and enthusiastic group of 20 plus IIMS member surveyors and non members arrived on the island of Mallorca for a two day training event in Palma on 28 and 29 April organised by the Western Mediterranean Small Craft Working Group under the leadership of John Walker. The event was once more timed to coincide with the rapidly growing and increasingly important Palma Superyacht Show.
Please note that the date for the Spring IIMS Small Craft Working Group has changed from the one previously published on 17 May to 25 May to accommodate this rare training opportunity.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has invited the IIMS Small Craft Working Group to join their Annual Surveyors Conference for a joint training day on Wednesday 25 May at their head office and facility in Poole, Dorset, for what promises to be an exceptional day. This provides an excellent opportunity for surveyors to network with others and share ideas and thoughts with a different group of surveyors too.
A group of 20 plus IIMS members and non members braved the worst that storm Imogen, which was blanketing the south of the UK on Monday 8 February, could throw up for the first small craft training day of the year.
The group met at a hotel in Watford just a stone’s throw from Ralph Kitts’s yard, P&S Marine, where the afternoon’s practical use of ultrasonics testing equipment took place.
Details have been announced for the next IIMS Western Med training event (28-29 April), which will take place in Palma, Majorca at the same time as the Palma Superyacht Show.
The event will take place over two days and follows a different theme to past events as it incorporates some Certifying Authority and tonnage education mixed with some small craft surveyor training.
Day One (Thursday 28 April) will be of interest to IIMS Certifying Authority members and any members wanting to become accredited to do tonnages. John Excell, IIMS Chairman of Small Craft Surveying and a member of the Certifying Authority committee, will lead the proceedings and training.
The first Small Craft Working Group training day of 2016 has been organised for Monday 8 February.
The day will focus solely on ultrasonic NDT equipment and its use in practice. This will be done by looking at how it works in theory in the morning and then in practice outside after lunch at P&S Marine. The location is Croxley Green, Watford.
The speaker line up and schedule for what has been dubbed a ‘Super Training’ day has been confirmed by the IIMS for its small craft members and non-members.
Taking place at Portchester Sailing Club on Monday 5 October, the date has deliberately been set back to back with the Certifying Authority training day commencing the following morning (Tuesday 6 October) for those who wish to attend that event too. Subject to demand we plan to arrange an evening meal for surveyors who plan to stay overnight at a local restaurant.
The UK Small Craft Working Group ‘Super Training’ day is being kindly sponsored by Winter & Co (marine insurers) and Tritex NDT (suppliers of non destructive ultrasonic testing equipment). IIMS is grateful to both organisations for their generous support.