Thursday 21st September 2017
After two weeks of waiting for the BG Verkehr to respond to Roger Towner’s last proposal, we have now had two unwelcome developments:
As a result, we have requested an early meeting with senior staff at the MCA to establish what is happening and to reiterate the urgent need to find a solution to this issue for UK Workboat Operators and crew. In preparation for this meeting if you have vessels working in Germany or are planning to do so, please advise the Secretary:
The more specific information and numbers we have on boats/jobs affected, the more clout we will have in these discussions.
We have received a Safety Alert from the Marine Safety Forum relating to an incident in which a crewmember was inadvertently hoisted by a crane on deck.
The Merchant Navy Training Board’s (MNTB) Careers at Sea campaign is looking for support from vessel operators for its “Tidal Tuesday” initiative, taking place across the country during National Careers Week (5th – 10th March).
In the return of our regular member profile feature, Richard Brooks, General Manager at Williams Shipping Marine, discusses the company's legacy, future commercial opportunities, and the challenges of bringing on board new personnel.