Wednesday 5th June 2013
We have been working with web site designers ‘BlueBox Creative’ to create this new website, which will have much more input both from the Secretary and Members and will be updated on a more frequent basis.
There will be both NWA and Members’ News sections as well as tabs for site visitors to find out more about the Association and Members’ activities. There will be an expanded, more accessible ‘Members Area’ where we can upload pertinent information on a variety of current topics including Training, Towage Endorsements, the Brown Code revision and the Maritime Labour Convention as it affects your vessels.
We are pleased to announce that, at long last, we have secured acceptance for our workboat crewmember apprenticeship in the new ‘Trailblazer’ format. This format attracts a higher level of government funding and will enable you to receive additional funding to train new crews for our industry in the future.
Yvonne Orr, Nick Allen and Mark Ranson met MCA representatives last month to express disquiet at how things were to be taken forward with regard to the acceptance of the <200GT Masters Certificate of Competence (CoC) in German waters.
We can confirm the Annual Dinner and AGM will once again be held at the Lakeside Hotel, Windermere on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, following a similar format to last year. Follow the link below for room pricing and registration details.