Monday 24th June 2013
The MCA have just confirmed that the long awaited Master (Workboat) < 500gt unlimited STCW Certificate of Competency will be published during Seawork. This CoC has been drawn up after long consultation between the MCA and the NWA and will now give us the potential for this CoC holder to command a Workboat up to 500gt worldwide. Roger Towner, Head of MCA Seafarer Standards branch who has worked closely with us, will be presenting this CoC at the MCA seminar on Tuesday lunchtime at Seawork.
Forthcoming Master, Less 500GT Specialist Workboat Modules planned at both JPMA Hoylake and Stream Marine, Glasgow
In a case of last of the Old Year and first of the New - we can report that Perth Harbour and Topbond Plc joined the NWA towards the end of 2016 and Riverside Thames Ltd, the tug and barge subsidiary of Cory Environmental have now joined us this week.
The NWA has developed this towage good practice guide at the request of the MCA to underpin and expand on the principles for safe towage as outlined in the towage section of the revised Workboat Code which is due for publication shortly.