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
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.