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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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”

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