Over the last five years or so we have had the issue of a European Workboat Association on the agenda. The initial idea was that the code of practice we operate under could effectively be adopted and used by operators in Europe.
The idea has had positive response from operators in Europe and general agreement that there is a need for a common accepted code of practice. Given the success and worldwide acceptance of the MCA Brown Code, this seemed like the ideal standard to use.
However, given that the task in hand is a massive one and resources are limited the NWA has decided not to take the idea forward.
We would however be more than happy to provide advice and direction should European operators wish to take the lead and set up their own association. Alternatively, we would welcome any operators who would like to join the National Workboat Association; we currently already have some European members who already use the code for their vessels.
For further information or to discuss this in more detail, please contact the secretary.
More information coming soon!
Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship developed by the National Workboat Association (NWA) finalised, funded, and ready to train next generation of UK workboat crews
This module is for holders of the Master <500GT Workboat and Class 1 Fishing CoC to convert to the Master <500GT Near Coastal. To be held on 20th - 30th August at Peterhead.