Wednesday 17th May 2017
Following last year’s public consultation, we’re pleased to announce that the MCA has now published an updated version of the High Speed – Offshore Service Craft Code for vessels under 500 tonnes.
The revised HS-OSC code can now be found online here, and has been published alongside responses to the comments received during the consultation.
This up to date version should now be used by all members wishing to build or refit a vessel under the Code. To support its members, the NWA has created a list of hints and pointers for those looking to do so – which will shortly be made available in the Guidance section of the members’ area.
In order to keep this guidance up to date, we encourage all operators who undertake the HS-OSC registration process to advise the Secretary of any additional hurdles or hitches they face.
We are pleased to welcome Commercial Rib Charter and Svensk Sjoentreprenad AB, the NWA’s newest members, on board. Commercial Rib Charter (pictured bottom) became the NWA’s 80th member, marking a doubling in the membership numbers since 2011.
In our latest member profile, Josh Metcalfe, Operations Director at Carmet Tug Company, discusses the family history of the company, future plans for the business, and his new role on the NWA Committee.
Associate NWA member John Percival Marine Associates (JPMA), which is well-known for its workboat crew training courses, has been presented with an award by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).