Emma Maunder wins the 2024 John Percival Memorial Award for best industry trainee

Emma Maunder wins the 2024 John Percival Memorial Award for best industry trainee

On 12th June 2024 at Seawork, the Workboat Association announced Emma Maunder of Cattewater Harbour Commissioners winner of the John Percival Memorial Award 2024 for best industry trainee. A representative panel of the WA membership was put together to agree on this years winner, based on nominations received. The panel consisted of representatives from each […]

Seawork: WA Dinner Quiz Winners 2024!

Seawork: WA Dinner Quiz Winners 2024!

Who won this years coveted (imaginary) trophy of being the brainiest bunch within the workboat industry? This year, 168 diners battled it out to win the crown of superiority within the industry, kindly sponsored by Carmet Tug Company, and there were actually 2 winning tables, with many not so far behind them either. *Full results […]

Incident report: Crewmember suspended above deck by lifting equipment.

Incident report: Crewmember suspended above deck by lifting equipment.

A member has recently shared with us the findings of a lifting incident which occurred whilst the vessel was at sea Do you have an incident to share? We will anonymise the the data and share it on your behalf, together we can prevent incidents taking place. (The WA works together with the MAIB, CHIRP […]

Incident Report: Finger entrapment whilst mooring

Incident Report: Finger entrapment whilst mooring

A member has recently shared with us the findings of a finger entrapment incident which occurred whilst the vessel was mooring: Do you have an incident to share? We will anonymise the the data and share it on your behalf, together we can prevent incidents taking place. (The WA works together with the MAIB, CHIRP […]

BBC Radio: Coracle takes apprenticeships to ex-offenders

BBC Radio: Coracle takes apprenticeships to ex-offenders

Coracle is a Cambridge based Edtech firm that provides specialist Virtual Learning Environments. “Digital literacy is a right.” We believe that digital skills open up new opportunities. We want to help every prisoner increase their digital know-how and improve their life chances. There is a growing digital divide, one that is creating new challenges for prisoners […]

Article: The art and Science of Compass Adjusting – B. Cooke & Sons

Article: The art and Science of Compass Adjusting – B. Cooke & Sons

The Art and Science of Compass Adjustment: A Journey of Discovery Sylvester Perera, a certified Compass Adjuster by the MCA, shares his unique journey from Computer Science graduate to master craftsman in the field of compass making and compass adjusting. His passion for hands-on creation led him to the doors of B. Cooke & Son […]

New beginnings for the English Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship

New beginnings for the English Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship

The English Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship takes a new form, and name. Now known as the “Small Commercial Vessel (SCV) Crewmember Apprenticeship”, the Apprenticeship standard has been reviewed and updated to cater for a larger candidate entry rate and the latest requirements as published in Workboat Code 3. Published on the same day as Workboat Code […]

Workboat Code 3 is published

Workboat Code 3 is published

The latest edition of the Workboat Code enters into force before the end of 2023. It replaces The Workboat Code Edition 2, and also the original Brown Code. This Code applies to workboats, pilot boats and Remotely Operated Unmanned Vessels under 24m operating in UK waters, or under the UK flag operating internationally. This Code […]

Member Profile: Darrell Bate, Marine Society and Sea Cadets

Member Profile: Darrell Bate, Marine Society and Sea Cadets

In this month’s edition of  our ‘Member Profile’, we spoke with Darrell Bate from the Marine Society & Sea Cadets, Britain’s oldest, and the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning… Can you tell us about Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC)? Marine Society is Britain’s oldest maritime charity, dating back to 1756, […]

Member Profile: Ben Pym, EMS

Member Profile: Ben Pym, EMS

Danielle met with Ben Pym to find out what the story is behind new-start, south coast business ‘EMS’;   Can you tell us about Engineered Marine Systems? Engineered Marine Systems (EMS) is based in Southampton, UK. We specialise in marine systems design, working with naval architects, shipyards, OEMs, owners, and operators. Our business offering is […]