SCWG Western Mediterranean training day

The IIMS Small Craft Working SCWG Western Mediterranean training day is taking place on Friday 7 November 2015.

Venue: Sala de Actos, Muelle Viejo 17, Planta 1, – Palma, Majorca, Spain

09.00 Coffee and registration

09.30 – 11.00 Matrix Insurance. Karen Brain & Amanda Rudd. Handling Client Disputes and Identifying Claims. An interactive session!

11.15 – 12.30 Masts & Rigging. Kim Skov-Nielsen. Rigging maintenance and replacement schedules – including Q&A session.

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Small Craft Working Group (Scotland) Training

The IIMS Small Craft Working Group (Scotland) is set to meet on 17 and 18 November 2014 at Silvers Marine (Gareloch Support Services Ltd), Silverhills, Rosneath, Helensburgh, G84 0RW for a two day training session.

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UK SCWG talks propellers

The UK Small Craft Working Group attracted a good crowd in double figures who met on 22 September at Grafham Water Sailing Club near Huntingdon UK. The day started when Elliott Berry introduced Eur Ing. Jeffrey Casciani-Wood and invited him to give his lecture on the preliminary design and the survey of propellers. You can download and read Jeffrey’s presentation Introduction to the design and survey of marine propellers  . Mike Schwarz was in attendance and gave a short presentation to update those present with some of the latest head office news.

After lunch a trip to nearby Clements Engineering had been arranged for the group. Those who came were given the opportunity to look around this facility where propellers are manufactured and repaired. Feedback was most positive with many saying how informative and interesting the visit had been.

Uk SCWG meeting at Grafham Water Sailing Club
Uk SCWG meeting at Grafham Water Sailing Club

Small Craft Working Group meets at Grafham Water

IIMS members at the Grafham Water SCWG meeting
IIMS members at the Grafham Water SCWG meeting

The IIMS UK Small Craft Working Group (SCWG) met for one of its regular meetings in early May at Grafham Water Sailing Club near Huntingdon.

The theme of the day was Metals in the Marine Environment. Although attendance was smaller than normal, those who did come to the meeting found the day both absorbing and highly informative too.

Three speakers spoke in detail and at length about their specialist subjects.

Carol Powell has been a consultant metallurgist to the Copper Development Association and Nickel Institute in the UK for over 20 years with particular specialisation in marine applications for copper-nickels, stainless steels and high nickel alloys. Furthermore, she has been a member of the Marine Corrosion Forum and Copper-Nickel Task Force since their inception and is currently deputy chair of the European Federation of Corrosion Marine Working Party.

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