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.
In the first of a series of regular ‘member profiles’, we talk to Kerrie Forster of Acta Marine, Chairman of the NWA Safety Forum and a Member of the Committee. Kerrie gives us an insight into recent news at Acta, his view on the state of the market, and a perspective on discussions at the Offshore Wind Safety Forum.
The National Workboat Association (NWA) would like to thank everyone who attended our first Offshore Wind-specific Safety Forum on 6th September, at the Orbis Centre, Lowestoft. The forum provided a round table discussion for crew transfer vessel operators and managers, and wind farm operators, to address common issues challenges in the safe operation of offshore wind Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs).
After two weeks of waiting for the BG Verkehr to respond to Roger Towner’s last proposal, we have now had two unwelcome developments.