Maritime Safety Week 2023

Maritime Safety Week 2023

Maritime Safety Week 2023 is announced: 3rd – 7th July. Maritime Minister, Rt Hon. Baroness Vere, has written to industry today to explain more. How will you get involved?   230531 – Letter from Baroness Vere – Maritime Safety Week

Member Profile: Jack Deverell, Thamescraft dry docking

Member Profile: Jack Deverell, Thamescraft dry docking

Based in the centre of London, on the Greenwich Peninsula. Thamescraft has been servicing the Thames fleet since the 1980’s, but more recently the company has been working further afield…   Can you tell us about Thamescraft? Thamescraft was set up as a boat yard on The River Thames nearly 40 years ago by my […]

The Workboat Association at Seawork 23

The Workboat Association at Seawork 23

The programme list is building up fast ready for Seawork 2023. You can visit the Seawork conference schedule, including a the MCA’s talk on Workboat Code 3 on Tuesday 13th June, here: Seawork Schedule   Here is the Workboat Association programme:

Member Profile: Tim Greenwood, Alpha Marine

Member Profile: Tim Greenwood, Alpha Marine

Danielle spoke with Tim Greenwood to find out about the Wicklow based workboat operator Alpha Marine   Can you tell us about Alpha Marine? Alpha Marine is a tug, workboat and marine services company based on the east coast of Ireland in Wicklow – just south of Dublin. We own and operate two tugs and […]

WA Quarterly meetings

WA Quarterly meetings

This week we hosted The Workboat Association Safety Forum, Training and Technical Workgroups in London at The Seafarers’ Charity and the Port of London Authority respectively. Actions and highlights taken from the meetings include; To create guidance on charitable aid available to companies and seafarers, A new safety tool idea to launch at Seawork, The […]

Member profile: Karl Birgir Björnsson, Hefring Marine

Member profile: Karl Birgir Björnsson, Hefring Marine

This month we spoke to Karl Birgir Björnsson of Hefring Marine to understand their history and why they joined the Workboat Association.     Can you tell us about Hefring Marine? Hefring Marine is an Icelandic deep-tech company that offers advanced maritime solutions to professional fleet operators. Their flagship product, IMAS, is an on-board AI […]

WA supports Tugtechnology 23 in Rotterdam

WA supports Tugtechnology 23 in Rotterdam

The Workboat Association, along with the British TugOwners and European TugOwners Associations, have once again teamed up with Riviera Media to be official supporters of the Tugtechnology conference 2023 being held 22/23 May in Rotterdam.   For more information on the event see here

Get to Know: Danielle Metcalfe, WA Communication and marketing Officer

Get to Know: Danielle Metcalfe, WA Communication and marketing Officer

In this month’s Newsletter we are getting to know Danielle Metcalfe, who has recently joined the Workboat Association on a part-time basis whilst also working for Carmet Tug Company…   What is your career background? After leaving school I went to Liverpool Hope University to study teaching and after 3 years I decided to tell […]

Workboat Association supports the Riviera OWJ and DP Conference

Workboat Association supports the Riviera OWJ and DP Conference

Member discount! Riviera Media are delighted to once again welcome The Workboat Association as a supporting organisation of the upcoming Offshore Wind Journal Conference 2023 and European Dynamic Positioning Conference 2023 and to extend a 20% discount to all members. Simply contact the Workboat Association team before purchasing your ticket to get your 20% discount […]

Iain MacKinnon – Awarded MBE

Iain MacKinnon – Awarded MBE

The New Year has begun with celebration as long-serving Workboat Association ally and previous Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance Iain MacKinnon’ is awarded an MBE in the UK New Year’s Honours list 2023. The award  citation reads;  ‘For services to the Maritime Sector’. Iain has provided a large amount of time, effort and experience to […]

Recovery of Persons in Water (PIW) Guide to Good Practice for Small Vessels

Recovery of Persons in Water (PIW) Guide to Good Practice for Small Vessels

The British Tugowners Association are pleased to release to industry is latest guidance release, Recovery of Persons in Water (PIW) Guide to Good Practice for Small Vessels. The Guide to Good Practice is available as a free pdf for use across the industry. The BTA Chairman, Scott Baker from Svitzer, when releasing the Guide at the […]