Seawork 2018 speeds to success

Photo credit: Adventurer ‘Bear’ Grylls trialled Rafnar’s latest Leiftur 1100 RIB
Photo credit: Adventurer ‘Bear’ Grylls trialled Rafnar’s latest Leiftur 1100 RIB

At a time of political and economic uncertainty, the 21st annual Seawork exhibition was a clear demonstration that the UK and European commercial marine sector is open for business. With deals being struck, exhibitors showing confidence and visitor numbers up, Seawork was again successful at bringing together businesses, trading opportunities and new ideas.

The commercial marine sector is a vital facilitator to trade, security and maintenance of the world’s coastlines.
The UK Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, opened the 21st edition of Seawork International on Tuesday 3 July with her speech focusing on the importance of the maritime sector, seafarer training, women in maritime, and Maritime 2050; the long-term strategy for the future of the UK maritime industries. As the engine of British trade, the maritime sector supports nearly Continue reading “Seawork 2018 speeds to success”

IIMS and BSSA to deliver a special one day seminar entitled Marine Corrosion and its Prevention in Amsterdam November 2018

Following the huge success of the first corrosion seminar delivered by Mike Lewus, British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA), which attracted nearly 60 delegates (both real-time and online) in January, IIMS has decided to run the programme again in Amsterdam on 27th November 2018.

Mike Lewus from British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) will deliver this essential one-day seminar called ‘Marine Corrosion and its Prevention’. The day’s seminar programme will be delivered on 27th November at Park Inn by Radisson by Amsterdam Schiphol Airport commencing at 09.00. Delegates who cannot be there in person may join online live via Zoom.

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UK MCA and RNLI test drones for search and rescue

Image credit: RNLI / Nigel Millard
Image credit: RNLI / Nigel Millard

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have run a special week-long event to test the use of drones along a stretch of coastline at St Athan, Wales. The testing took place between 23 and 27 April. A selection of drones were used in four different search and rescue scenarios to explore how they could be used to help save lives in the future.

The scenarios were a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.

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New guidance on firefighting equipment standards

New guidance on firefighting equipment standards
New guidance on firefighting equipment standards

The US Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published a new document entitled “Guidance on Implementation of New Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment.”

This guidance covers changes to the regulatory requirements for fire protection, detection, and extinguishing equipment used on inspected and uninspected vessels, Outer Continental Shelf facilities, deepwater ports and mobile offshore drilling units.

The policy documentation points to changes after the US Coast Guard’s 2016 “Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment” rulemaking.

This change affects all inspected and uninspected vessels. The most immediate change relates to portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers. Additionally, Continue reading “New guidance on firefighting equipment standards”

IIMS training opportunities during late March and April 2018

IIMS has organised several training opportunities over the next month or so in various worldwide locations for surveyors working in many different aspects of marine surveying, who are keen to learn and pick up the latest thinking in specific areas of the profession. If appropriate, do come and join us either online or in person at one of the following events.

23/24 March 2018
International Institute of Marine Surveying 2018 Baltimore Conference
Twelve great presentations over two days on everything from the ‘Latest technology in gyroscopic stabilization’ to ‘Electric propulsion systems and alternate new build and repower solutions” and much more. Open to online and real-time delegates.
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