Thursday 29th December 2016
This 'Use of Workboats for Towage -Good Practice Guide' has been produced by NWA members actively involved in towage. The intent is in part to give guidance to underpin the principles of towage which are contained in the revised Workboat Code due to be published shortly by the MCA, as well as answering the recommendation put on the NWA by the MAIB in their report of the investigation into the girting of the line boat /tug "Asterix" in 2015.
It is intended that this will remain a live document and we hope to add some line diagrams in the near future. Should you have any comments with regard to this guide - please send them to;- firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Norman Finlay, a highly respected marine surveyor and the founder of the National Workboat Association (NWA), has been awarded an MBE for ‘Services to UK Shipping’. Following the Lifetime Achievement award presented to Mr Finlay at Seawork in 2013, this MBE is further recognition of the dedication and commitment he has shown, throughout a long and illustrious career, to the maritime and workboat industries.
Following on from the Members Survey earlier this year, we have been working on refining the ways in which we communicate with our members – and updating our newsletter has been a key element of this. To ensure that we’re providing a service that best meets your needs and interests, we’d like to give you the opportunity to provide your feedback.
In our final ‘Member Profile’ of 2017, we catch up with Dave McNaughtan, General Manager at Delta Marine, for his view on where opportunities lie for growth in the marine energy sector.