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.
On June 15th, the NWA will be hosting a forum entitled “Towage: Reducing the Risks – Raising the Standards” in the Upper Deck Conference Room, from 10:30 – 13:30. Members are strongly encouraged to join – but all are welcome.
Following public consultation, the MCA has now published an updated version of the High Speed – Offshore Service Craft Code for vessels under 500 tonnes.
Workshop assembles workboat operators and leading maritime safety experts to scrutinise shortfalls in safety management procedure