Friday 28th June 2013
Norman Finlay Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Seawork All members will be delighted to learn that Norman Finlay was presented with a special Lifetime Achievement award at the Mercator Media awards at Seawork this week. Norman got by far the biggest round of applause all evening when his award was announced, supported by a good number of NWA Committtee and Members.
The citation recognised the enormous contribution Norman has made to the Workboat sector from the early days of forming the NWA to negotiate wit the MCA to establish the Brown Code in the 1990s, through the expansion of his marine survey business, Associated Marine Consultants to the ongoing liaison with the MCA which has recently led to the current revision of the Workboat Code with the MCA
On June 15th, the NWA will be hosting a forum entitled “Towage: Reducing the Risks – Raising the Standards” in the Upper Deck Conference Room, from 10:30 – 13:30. Members are strongly encouraged to join – but all are welcome.
Following public consultation, the MCA has now published an updated version of the High Speed – Offshore Service Craft Code for vessels under 500 tonnes.
Workshop assembles workboat operators and leading maritime safety experts to scrutinise shortfalls in safety management procedure