Tuesday 19th June 2018
Like many of its members, the NWA will be heading to Seawork from the 3rd–5thJuly. Our stand number is PB127, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of you there – both at the conference, and at the annual NWA Seawork Dinner on the Wednesday evening. If you still haven’t booked your places, it is not too late – please complete the booking form (in the Members Area) and return to Jacqui as soon as practicable.
Look out for Norman Finlay MBE, founder and Lifetime President of the NWA, who is joining the judging panel for the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs) this year.
Please find below a list of key timings and details for the conference.
Monday 2nd July - 6pm
NWA Training / Trailblazer Group to meet at the Best Western Chilworth Manor
Tuesday 3rd July
Seawork to be officially opened by the Shipping Minister, Nus Ghani.
The Shipping minister's attendance to officially open the show is testament to the growth and success of the Workboat sector in recent years.
Tuesday 3rd July - Afternoon, Conference Room
A showcase of Marine Apprenticeships, consisting of a series of short presentations on both the Workboat Apprenticeships in England & Scotland and on the other related sector apprenticeships.
These include British Marine, Engineer, Officer of the Watch, and the senior level degree (Management) apprenticeships being developed by Liverpool John Moores University.
Wednesday 4th July - 7 / 7:30pm
NWA Seawork Dinner at the Best Western Chilworth Manor
Thursday 5th July - 8am
NWA Committee Meeting at the Holiday Inn, next door to Seawork
Friday 6th July - 9:30am
MCA / NWA Liaison Meeting - the NWA Committee's bi-annual liaison meeting with MCA Policy Leads.
Should you have any items you would like to raise with the MCA, please forward them to the Secretary.
We are delighted to report that the final piece of the Apprenticeship 'jigsaw' is now in place – with the Workboat Crewmember Standard and end-point assessment already published, the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has now recommended a funding band of £20,000 per Apprentice.
It was great to see so many of you at Seawork and to catch up – both around the event and at the NWA Seawork dinner. Please find below a quick round-up of highlights from the event.
Following comments from the industry about the lack of clarity on the application of MGN 490 (M) & 491(M) on the MLC substantial equivalence for crew accommodation below the waterline on workboats up to 500GT, the MCA has reviewed the two notices and rearranged the material in three notices as follows: