Tuesday 7th August 2018
With arrangements now in place so that holders of the Master <500GT Workboat CoC and Class 1 Fishing CoC can convert to the Master <500GT Near Coastal (allowing them to act as Master of vessels at the German Offshore wind farms), it is disappointing to note that the Scottish Maritime Academy has so far only received one applicant for the first Cargo Work/Stability course, due to start on 20th August at NES College, Peterhead.
This first course is vital for cementing the opportunity for Masters to convert, because it will be used by the MCA to assess and approve the course syllabus, for other courses to follow.
If you have any Class 1 Fishing CoC or <500GT Workboat CoC holders who want to do this module, please make every effort to relieve them from 20th - 31st August, so they can attend this course. Please also pass this message on to your Masters and crewing departments so that they have the contact details to apply to Linda Hope at the Scottish Maritime Academy:
Linda Hope (Tel: +44 (0)1779 476204)
We need more applicants by Friday 10th August, or this course will have be postponed yet again.
The National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching an ‘Understanding Fatigue’ campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs)
Following the success of our inaugural NWA / Offshore Wind Safety Forum in Lowestoft last year, we are holding the second combined Safety Forum on 6th September at the ERGO Centre on the Humber. Email Mark Ranson to secure your place.
In this month’s Member Profile, Chris King, Founder and Managing Director of King Marine, talks to us about the workboat training landscape, opportunities and challenges in the sector, and his longterm involvement with the NWA.