International Institute of Marine Surveying 2018 Baltimore Conference

Entitled “Tools & Rules”, the IIMS 2018 Baltimore Conference will take place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March at The Marine Conference Center, MITAGS (Maritime Institute of Technology and Advanced Graduate Studies), 692 Maritime BLVD, Linthicum Heights MD 21090.

The programme and agenda are detailed below. In addition, there are planned ship simulator tours throughout the day on Friday.

Day One: Friday 23rd March 2018
08.15 Registration and Coffee
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eCMID AVI Spring 2018 London Seminar – your invitation

You are invited to join the International Institute of Marine Surveying, Marine Surveying Academy and International Marine Contractors Association in person, or as an online delegate, for a special one-day eCMID AVI seminar. During the day, delegates will be given an update on the eCMID accreditation programme, the use of the new eDatabase, concluding with some essential presentations in the afternoon session.

Following the successful seminars held last year in Amsterdam and Singapore, the team has chosen London this year. The seminar will take place on Tuesday 22nd May at the Park Inn by Radisson, Bath Road, Sipson, Heathrow UB7 0DU adjacent to London Heathrow Airport for ease of transportation.

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IIMS forms an Inland Waterways Working Group and announces first training event

In response to interest expressed recently by IIMS members, a decision has been taken to form a new inland waterways group. IIMS member, Chris Williams, has agreed to head up the group (supported by several others) under the auspices of Large Yacht & Small Craft Working Group Chairman, John Excell. The initial intention of the group is to meet formally twice a year for training days around the UK and to communicate and network through various social media channels to share information and best inland waterways surveying practice. The first practical training event is planned for Thursday 19 April 2018 at Croxley Green, Watford at the P&S Marine Yard on the Continue reading “IIMS forms an Inland Waterways Working Group and announces first training event”

Annual Western Mediterranean LYSCWG on 26-27 April

As in previous years, IIMS is hosting an event around the Palma Superyacht Show on the island of Majorca on Thursday 26 to Friday 27 April for large yacht and small craft surveyors. In recent years the event has gone from strength to strength and the agenda for this year looks equally appealing.

On the first morning the group will meet outside the Superyacht Show entrance to be transported the few miles to take a look at the METALNOX facility at Calvia.
Meet at 08.45 – Transfer to METALNOX by bus
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Boat Safety Scheme certification charges set to rise as part of new four year business and investment plan

Boat Safety Scheme certification charges set to rise as part of new four year business and investment plan
Boat Safety Scheme certification charges set to rise as part of new four year business and investment plan

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Management Committee has agreed a new four-year business plan to resource its work to 2022 and invest in improvements that will have an even longer-term benefit. The plan also includes the first price rise in certification charges for eight years.

BSS Examiners will pay a new price of £36 (excluding VAT) for each certification they issue to a boat, which is a £7 rise that they will likely choose to pass onto customers.

The new price will apply from 1 April 2018 and the Scheme intends holding it for at least the whole of the four-year business plan period, which is designed to coincide with the four-year lifespan of BSS Certification.

The new BSS business plan includes additional support to BSS Examiners, projects to improve the quality of examinations and enhancements to customer service.

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