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.
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.
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.
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.