TRAILBLAZER APPRENTICESHIP: STANDARD ACCEPTED

Wednesday 25th October 2017

We are pleased to announce that, at long last, we have secured acceptance for our workboat crewmember apprenticeship in the new ‘Trailblazer’ format. This format attracts a higher level of government funding and will enable you to receive additional funding to train new crews for our industry in the future.

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GERMAN COC SITUATION: UPDATE

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Yvonne Orr, Nick Allen and Mark Ranson met MCA representatives last month to express disquiet at how things were to be taken forward with regard to the acceptance of the <200GT Masters Certificate of Competence (CoC) in German waters.

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ANNUAL DINNER AND AGM: CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE

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Wednesday 25th October 2017

We can confirm the Annual Dinner and AGM will once again be held at the Lakeside Hotel, Windermere on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, following a similar format to last year. Follow the link below for room pricing and registration details.

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MEMBER PROFILE: MALCOLM DUNCAN, BRIGGS MARINE

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Wednesday 25th October 2017

In our latest ‘member profile’, we speak to Malcolm Duncan of Briggs Marine, a longstanding member of the association, with 28 workboats registered. Malcolm gives us an overview of the firm’s current commercial priorities as an integrated marine service provider – and an insight into the challenge of helping clients reduce project costs while facing increasing operational demands.

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MEMBER PROFILE: KERRIE FORSTER, ACTA MARINE

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Thursday 21st September 2017

In the first of a series of regular ‘member profiles’, we talk to Kerrie Forster of Acta Marine, Chairman of the NWA Safety Forum and a Member of the Committee. Kerrie gives us an insight into recent news at Acta, his view on the state of the market, and a perspective on discussions at the Offshore Wind Safety Forum.

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EVENT REVIEW: NWA OFFSHORE WIND SAFETY FORUM

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Thursday 21st September 2017

The National Workboat Association (NWA) would like to thank everyone who attended our first Offshore Wind-specific Safety Forum on 6th September, at the Orbis Centre, Lowestoft. The forum provided a round table discussion for crew transfer vessel operators and managers, and wind farm operators, to address common issues challenges in the safe operation of offshore wind Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs).

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URGENT: UPDATE ON GERMAN ACCEPTANCE OF UK COCS

Thursday 21st September 2017

After two weeks of waiting for the BG Verkehr to respond to Roger Towner’s last proposal, we have now had two unwelcome developments.

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MANAGING WORKING HOURS REMAINS CORE CTV SAFETY CONCERN

Thursday 31st August 2017

NWA hosts first joint Offshore Wind Safety Forum, bringing together crew transfer vessel operators & managers and wind farm operators to address issues in the safe operation of offshore wind CTVs

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UPDATE: UK CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE IN GERMAN WATERS

Thursday 10th August 2017

Roger Towner, Head of the MCA Seafarer Standards branch recently met section heads and a lawyer from the BG Verkehr in Hamburg. Whilst the BG Verkehr are currently still refusing to accept the UK <200GT Master Code Vessel and <500GT Master Workboat CoCs, issued under article IX of STCW, they did reach a verbal agreement on an interim solution.

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TRAILBLAZER APPRENTICESHIP: STANDARD ACCEPTED

We are pleased to announce that, at long last, we have secured acceptance for our workboat crewmember apprenticeship in the new ‘Trailblazer’ format. This format attracts a higher level of government funding and will enable you to receive additional funding to train new crews for our industry in the future.


Read More

GERMAN COC SITUATION: UPDATE

Yvonne Orr, Nick Allen and Mark Ranson met MCA representatives last month to express disquiet at how things were to be taken forward with regard to the acceptance of the <200GT Masters Certificate of Competence (CoC) in German waters.


Read More

ANNUAL DINNER AND AGM: CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE

We can confirm the Annual Dinner and AGM will once again be held at the Lakeside Hotel, Windermere on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, following a similar format to last year. Follow the link below for room pricing and registration details.


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