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.
Having got the Scottish version of the Workboat Apprenticeship approved some time ago, we are delighted to announce that Stream Marine Training Ltd (SMT) are well advanced in their preparations to offer the Modern Workboat Apprenticeship for Scottish-based operators, starting in Q2 2018.
The MCA has announced a series of dates in 2018 for its Renewables Offshore Search and Rescue (SAR) Management courses.
NWA members have been invited by Shipowners P&I Club to participate in a short online survey to inform a study on the effects of bridge equipment alarms on watch keepers.