Friday 24th May 2013
The Maritime Skills Alliance of which the NWA is a member has just won the prestigious ‘Investment in People’ award at the Seatrade annual award ceremony in London for its suite of Maritime Apprenticeship schemes.
The Workboat Apprenticeship scheme which has just been finalised and authorised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority is one of 6 different maritime apprenticeships within this suite, which utilises units from the Maritime Skills Qualifications (MSQ) units which the NWA has assisted in writing and bringing to fruition. For more details of the Apprenticeship scheme visit the Training section of the website.
Forthcoming Master, Less 500GT Specialist Workboat Modules planned at both JPMA Hoylake and Stream Marine, Glasgow
In a case of last of the Old Year and first of the New - we can report that Perth Harbour and Topbond Plc joined the NWA towards the end of 2016 and Riverside Thames Ltd, the tug and barge subsidiary of Cory Environmental have now joined us this week.
The NWA has developed this towage good practice guide at the request of the MCA to underpin and expand on the principles for safe towage as outlined in the towage section of the revised Workboat Code which is due for publication shortly.