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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REGISTER FOR THE NEXT OFFSHORE WIND SAFETY FORUM

Thursday 10th August 2017

The next NWA Safety Forum will be held at the Orbis Centre, Lowestoft, on 6th September at 10am.  This offshore wind-focused forum will look to involve all stakeholders in the offshore wind supply chain, with representatives from a selection of our members’ wind clients, shore managers and CTV Masters. 

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JOIN THE NWA ON LINKEDIN

Tuesday 8th August 2017

This month, the NWA launched its LinkedIn profile, with the creation of both a public NWA LinkedIn Page and a members-only NWA LinkedIn Group. This presence on LinkedIn will create two new channels of communication for our members.

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SEND YOUR COMMENTS ON THE LATEST G+ GUIDELINES

Friday 4th August 2017

This month, the G+ released a consultation draft of the 2nd edition of their version of the Good Practice Guidelines: “The safe management of small service vessels used in the offshore wind industry”. The consultation period is open now and runs until 9th September 2017.

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EVENT REVIEW: SEAWORK TOWAGE SAFETY FORUM

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Tuesday 4th July 2017

The National Workboat Association (NWA) would like to thank everyone who attended our most recent Safety Forum, Towage: Reducing the Risks – Raising the Standards, on the 16th June at Seawork 2017.

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SURVEY RESULTS: LISTENING TO YOUR FEEDBACK

Tuesday 4th July 2017

As many of you will have seen, last month we sent out a questionnaire to all of our members, designed to measure your satisfaction with our activities, and establish your priorities as we continue to act on your behalf.

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MCA UPDATES TO THE LOAD LINE REGULATIONS – HAVE YOUR SAY!

Tuesday 4th July 2017

The MCA has announced a public consultation to revise and update the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations.

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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE BOATMASTERS LICENCE (BML)

Tuesday 4th July 2017

The Maritime Skills Alliance (MSA) recently agreed to split the current ‘Diploma in Maritime Studies: Boatmaster into 3 stages to make it more accessible for future Candidates.

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ADDRESS INDUSTRY SKILLS GAP TO AVOID FURTHER FATAL TOWAGE INCIDENTS

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Proactive steps must be taken to improve the transfer of specialist knowledge and raise training standards and competence throughout the towage sector, warns the NWA as it prepares for Seawork Safety Forum

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UPDATE: UK CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE IN GERMAN WATERS

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.


Read More

REGISTER FOR THE NEXT OFFSHORE WIND SAFETY FORUM

The next NWA Safety Forum will be held at the Orbis Centre, Lowestoft, on 6th September at 10am.  This offshore wind-focused forum will look to involve all stakeholders in the offshore wind supply chain, with representatives from a selection of our members’ wind clients, shore managers and CTV Masters. 


Read More

JOIN THE NWA ON LINKEDIN

This month, the NWA launched its LinkedIn profile, with the creation of both a public NWA LinkedIn Page and a members-only NWA LinkedIn Group. This presence on LinkedIn will create two new channels of communication for our members.


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