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Technical Meeting Presentations

Wind Farm Vessels – Operational Challenges

A panel of industry speakers will look at the burgeoning wind farm sector, focussing on: the logistical challenges of wind farms? • Types of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) in operation • What advances are likely in CTV design and technology? • Safe transfer of technicians and equipment to and from turbines • The “walk to work” process • Challenges of wind farms moving further offshore • What are the backgrounds and qualifications of CTV crews? ▪ What operational challenges do CTV crews face? and ▪ How do small crews deal with emergencies on board and in the wind farm? The panel of speakers was chaired by John Lloyd FNI, CEO , The Nautical Institute and comprises Mike Vanstone Head of Marine Ops, Vattenfall; Mike Frampton Renewables Director, LOC; Ian Baylis Managing Director and Hugo Cook, CTV Master, Seacat Services Ltd.

Cruise Ships and Passenger Vessels – Operational challenges

Continuing the theme of operational challenges, a panel of industry speakers look at cruise ships and passenger vessels challenges, focusing on issues of interest to maritime professionals. These included • Challenges of "human cargo" • Large crews and many departments • Crime on board • Can cruise ships have stability challenges? • Maintenance - how can the crew keep the ship beautiful? • What pre-occupies a cruise ship manager? ▪ Outbreaks of illness, or mass casualties? ▪ Managing Emergencies ▪ Quality Assurance • What sorts of claims arise from these vessels? The panel, chaired by Andrew Bell FNI, Marine Manager at Stephenson Harwood, comprised Capt Dariusz Gozdzik MNI, Staff Captain; Capt Richard Meikle AFNI, ex cruise ship manager; and Stuart Edmonston MNI, Director Loss Prevention, UK P&I Club.

Car Carriers – Operational Challenges

As the vessels get larger and in the wake of incidents over the last few years, some high profile, a panel of speakers took a look at the operation of the Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC). Topics included stability, cargo securing, fire detection and protection and other operational challenges................. • Why is cargo weight so often ‘estimated’? • How can the C/O Keep on top of stability? • Cargo plans - reflection of reality? • Fire on the vehicle deck: • Prevention • Detection • Firefighting • Time pressure in port ................. Panel of Speakers : Mark Fysh Serving Chief Officer - Car Carriers; John Southam Marine Consultant, Braemar; and Ole Jørgen Eikanger Chief Business Development Officer, Norwegian Hull Club............. Chaired by: Capt. John L David Marine Professionals........................... NI members can view and listen to the presentations in the members area of the NI website

Safety of Mooring Operations

Mooring operations remain one of the most hazardous onboard a modern vessel. While technology has changed many activities onboard, mooring remains fundamentally familiar - other than in scale. There are ongoing discussions at IMO and, for the tanker trade, MEG 3 is being updated. A panel of speakers looked at the hazards, the accidents that result, and ways to reduce them. • Where on deck is safe? • How effective is the current approach to risk assessment? • Can the dynamics of mooring ops be effectively assessed? • How can risk be reduced? • Are current designs fit for purpose on modern ships? • Is there a better way? Panel of Speakers. Stuart Edmonston Director of Loss Prevention, UK P&I Nippin Anand Principal Specialist in SMS at DNV GL Joe Megeed Technical Advisor, OCIMF Chaired by: Philip Wake CEO The Nautical Institute NI members can view and listen to the presentations in the members area of the NI website

Arctic Operations – the practicalities

Arctic operations and their potential impact have been noticeable even in the mainstream press recently. The potential for growth in this region generates questions for our industry including some that may apply to other remote areas. A panel of industry speakers chaired by Cdre David Squire FNI, comprising: Mikå Mered, Managing Partner, PolaRisk; Capt Giovanni Biasutti, Ice Navigator, Martech Polar; and Michael Kingston Partner, DWF LLP & IUMI’s Rep at IMO on Polar Code looked at drivers for trade in the Arctic and the practical challenges that can be expected. • What sort of operations are heading for the Arctic? • What is driving any increase? • What are the practical implications for mariners? • Are communications up to it? • Is there reliable Maritime Safety Information? • Is the SAR infrastructure there? • Who will insure ships trading in the Arctic? • What additional risks to insurers see? • Is the industry ready? NI members can listen and see Capt Biasutti's presentation via the members section of the NI website

Autonomous Ships – What does the future hold? (Part 1)

In 2013, the London Branch Conference looked at 21st Century Shipping and how the industry will evolve. Autonomous and/or unmanned vessels is one of the evolutions that is proceeding at a fast pace. Automated, driverless transport has existed for many years; in some sectors for decades. Drone planes and driverless trains are in everyday use, and driverless cars are currently in advanced development. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that the age old discussion ‘Could ships operate without crew?’ is gathering momentum, too. Autonomous and unmanned vessels are already in use in the defence industry for mine clearance and targets; in the oil and gas industry for subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring; and in oceanographic data collection. Whilst the numbers of vessels are small, the technology is advanced and can be easily scaled up to SOLAS size. The concept of the autonomous ship brings along the potential to overcome challenges such as significant increases in transport volumes, growing environmental requirements and a shortage of seafarers in the future. It allows for more efficient and competitive ship operation and increases in the environmental performance of vessels. Furthermore the shore based approach [remote control] offers ‘seafaring’ the possibility to become more socially sustainable by reducing the time seafarers spend away from their families.’ This seminar looked at the issues involved with increasing autonomy in shipping with an introduction to the concept; an overview of current developments; the technology present and future; safety and assurance of vessels; what changes mean for shipowners; legal and insurance implications; and the human element – monitoring and navigating autonomous ships.

Autonomous Ships – What does the future hold? (Part 2)

Unmanned vessels are already a reality in today’s shipping industry, and will play a larger role in future, delegates to the London Branch of The Nautical Institute’s latest conference were told. More than 70 people attended the Branch’s two-day event in Bristol, focusing on the topic Autonomous ships: what does the future hold? where a wide range of speakers from class, regulatory authorities, developers and operators outlined what might be in prospect for the industry

Why should someone insure your ship?

Insurance could be said to be a corner of the industry that at times appears something of a mystery to Mariners. Chaired by Andrew Bell,Programme Secretary of the London Branch, a panel of speakers comprising: Iain Henstridge, (Lead Hull Underwriter, Amlin); Charles Dymoke (Senior Underwriter, Lodestar) and Carl Gill (Senior P&I Claims, Lodestar) sought to clarify how risk is assessed, premiums derived and claims investigated then settled. Looking at issues such as: • What does a H&M underwriter want to know about ship and owner? What makes one higher risk than the next? • How can all liabilities be adequately covered? • What are the differences in service levels and coverage? • What does the future hold for: • ‘One Stop Shop’ underwriting? • The subscription market? • Will ‘Peril of the Sea’ be superseded by “All Risks”? • The proposed changes to the Marine Insurance Act 1906? • What does all this mean to those who manage and operate ships?

Watchkeeping Standards – Do Navigational Audits Help?

Navigation audits are increasing in popularity. Some are done in house, others by a 3rd party. The format of audits varies significantly. A panel of speakers comprising: Carl Durow, Loss Prevention Mgr, London P & I Club; Yusuf Soomro, TMC (Marine Consultants) Ltd; David Hill, Deputy DPA, Shell Shipping & Maritime; chaired by Cdre David Squire examined the purpose of such an audit, exploring its effectiveness and seeking to establish some form of best practice: • What is a Navigation Audit? • Is it ‘just another’ distraction, to tick a management box? • How can it provide the operator with assurance? • Can it improve navigation and watchkeeping standards? • How can it help the Master, while causing minimum pain? For copyright reasons and they contain sensitive information, presentations by Dave Hill and Carl Durow cannot be put on the website. Yusuf Soomro presentation is available here and can also be seen and heard on the NI website at

Complexity – Is the SMS still Manageable?

The Safety Management System (SMS), as required by the ISM Code, has without doubt significantly improved operations, saved lives and prevented much pollution. It has been continuously developing in response to an increasing number of drivers. But sometimes changes result in systems becoming unwieldy and increasingly remote from their purpose – safety. A panel of speakers comprising Martin Shaw Managing Director, MOAMS; Mark Rawson QSE Manager, Zodiac Maritime, David Cotterel Director, OCIMF and chaired by Philip Wake, CE, The Nautical Institute, looked at increasing complexity in the industry and whether it can be reduced. Discussion included: • What is complexity? • Why does it matter? • Can it lead to Box Ticking? Is that a problem? • How can the SMS serve its purpose and meet demands placed on it by the likes of: o Regulation? o Charterers & Vetting? o Standards - ISO, TMSA etc? • What can industry bodies, such as OCIMF and its members do to reduce complexity? ................................... You can also listen to Martin Shaw's Presentation through the NI members area on the NI website (

Bridge Standardisation and Ergonomics

At the close of IMO Nav 59 in September, improved, harmonised and user-friendly bridge design was identified as a priority for the ‘eNav’ implementation plan. A panel of speakers from aviation and maritime backgrounds, comprising: Tim Crowch (ex airline pilot and ASSM), Don Cockrill (Marine pilot and Chair of UKMPA) and David Patraiko, NI Director of Projects and chaired by Cdre David Squire, editor of Alert!, looks into the need for it and how it could be progressed. Discussion included: · Why Standardisation?· Are ergonomics on new bridges helping or hindering? Could standardisation be introduced without hampering innovation? and could an ‘S-mode’ help?

21st Century Shipping – How will the Industry Evolve? (Part 1)

Developments in technology, regulation and offshore activity are affecting the design and operation of ships and will continue to do so. What will be required of those at sea, and owners and managers ashore, as ships become more complex, new methods of powering them are developed and industrial use of the seabed increases? This conference sought to answer these questions........... Issues such as crew sourcing, retention and training; the transition from ship to shore, mentoring and manning levels are considered crucial now. Sessions covering these issues gave delegates the opportunity to evaluate the coming challenges before they become even more urgent. There were also sessions devoted to future challenges in shipbuilding and operation, propulsion systems, navigation and automation

21st Century Shipping – How will the Industry Evolve? (Part 2)

The maritime industry faces a decade of rapid and comprehensive change in trade, vessels, crewing and many other areas, The detail of what form that change will take is not clear, although participants in the two-day meeting, drawn from all sectors of the industry, came away with the message that they will have to manage it. Conference chairman Capt Mike Barritt FNI noted the ‘tremendous enthusiasm’ generated by delegates in contrast to other conferences, despite the challenges professional mariners face. He said the meeting demonstrated there were ‘plenty of opportunities and room for cross-fertilisation between shore management and ships.’

Entry into Enclosed Spaces – a day of awareness, education and training

Following the successful seminar hosted by the North of Scotland Branch for the offshore industry last year, the London Branch of the Nautical Institute has joined with Mines Rescue Marine to showcase not only the training procedures required but also the training for personnel who may have to rescue a colleague from an enclosed space. The purpose of the day seminar was to compare work regimes on board ships, to look at past history and educate in proper work practices. In conjunction with Mines Rescue Marine (MRM) we demonstrated through a training session the awareness and skills required to safely enter enclosed space as well as the modern equipment and techniques designed to assist the safety of ships’ crews, surveyors and all those involved with such entry............................................. The presentations can be downloaded from the Enclosed Spaces Forum on the Nautical Institute website : along with those from the Aberdeen seminar

Voyage Data Recorders

A presentation on board HQS Wellington sponsored by HCMM by Dr Neil Baines, Managing Director of Avenca Limited................................ It is now more than 10 years since the regulations mandating the fitting of Voyage Data Recorders came into force. However, because they are not used on an everyday basis, their existence and the potential pitfalls in their use are still often overlooked. This presentation provides an overview of the current technology, and review how it can best be used - both reactively and proactively........................................ Links to two of the replays of data being replayed using MADAS software are included below. You can also link to them highlighted on page 15 of the pdf......... • Grand Rodosi (video of replay of data from accident produced by ATSB - with MADAS replay of data) ............ • Waverley (not an incident, but an example of merging AIS + Video data) : video.wmv

Mentoring at Sea

For centuries the art of the seaman has largely been learnt on the job, from mentors passing on the benefit of their experience. A panel of experts comprising: Andre Le Goubin FNI (Mooring Master and author of Mentoring at Sea; the 10 minute challenge); Kuba Szymanski FNI (Secretary-General Intermanager); Chris Haughton FNI (Educationalist) and chaired by Cdre David Squire FNI, editor of Alert!, looked at the place of informal learning in the modern industry and whether action is required to reinvigorate it or complement it..................................................................................... Discussion concentrated on the following points: What is mentoring?; How does learning continue after STCW training;?; Has informal learning reduced or stopped onboard?; How can it be re-invigorated?; Should mentoring be 'formalised'?; Are alternative means of learning required?; What barriers or challenges face traditional mentoring?................................................ Presentations available for download below - Kuba (as usual) spoke without notes or presentation

Cargo Liquefaction – hazards and developments

Panel comprising: Steve Cameron ( Marine Director, RTI Forensics); Moin Ahmed FNI and Ian Harrison (Technical Manager, Intercargo). Chaired by Philip Wake, CEO of the Nautical Institute, the meeting looked at the hazards and developments on cargo liquefaction - the practical impact on the seafarer of liquefaction, the cargoes prone to it, how best to avoid it, and review progress being made to address the issue. Liquefaction of dry bulk cargoes continues to cause high profile casualties with significant loss of life and points discussed at the meeting included: what is cargo liquefaction?; which cargoes are prone, from where?;what are the shippers’ responsibilities?; what can the Master do to minimise the risk?; can the ship safety verify a cargo is safe?; what’s in the pipeline for IMSBC Code? and what is IMO doing about it?

National Maritime Information Centre – Protecting the UK way of life

Joint meeting organised by Nautical Institute London Branch with the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. A presentation by Russell Pegg, OBE MNI, Director NMIC An insight into the work of the National Maritime Information Centre and progress made since its announcement in the 2010 Strategic Defence & Security Review, with the aim of providing a focal point for UK Maritime Information gathering. • Policy & Risk • Information Sharing • Departmental requirements • Opportunities for the maritime industry The presentation has not been released for distribution publicly, however, an information guide can be downloaded from the link below.

Gen “Y” Seminar c/w World Hydrography Day

As a follow-up to the NI 2012 AGM seminar on Generation "Y", the London Branch hosted an evening seminar, before an invited audience, at Trinity House entitled "Generation ‘Y’ - Professional Navigators: The challenge of aquiring & combining traditional and technological skills". Chaired by Peter Hinchliffe FNI, the panel of speakers were: Kaushik Roy AFNI, HSE Manager, DPA & CSO - MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd, UK; Kuba Szymanski FNI, Secretary-General, InterManager and John Bazley MNI, Head of School of Professional Studies, Warsash Maritime Academy. Themes discussed were the challenges to the shipping industry posed by Gen"Y"; communications and new technology and 'iNavigate', the Gen 'Y' solution. The seminar was run in conjunction with the UKHO celebration of World Hydrography Daywhichwas established in 2006 under a UN Resolution by the IHO,with the intent of providing a focal point for publicity of its work and to increase the ‘coverage and quality of hydrographic information on a global basis’. The aim is to raise awareness and to encourage states to work with the IHO to promote safe navigation worldwide and to protect environmentally sensitive sea areas. During the evening, the Alexander Dalrymple Award was presented to Dr Nishida, former chief hydrpgrapher of Japan.The UKHO established the Alexander Dalrymple Award to recognise an individual’s outstanding dedication and contribution to global Hydrography. Following the seminar and Dalrymple Award presentation, a reception was held in the courtroom of Trinity Hose.

Ship/Port Interface

Panel comprising Don Cockroft (Port of London Pilot and Chairman UKMPA); David Conway (Marine Marketing Advisor, UKHO). Andrew Craig-Bennett (Cosco Maritime (UK) Ltd) had to withdraw at the last minute and his place was taken by Andrew Bell, Programme sceretary of the London Branch who read Andrew's presentation. Chaired by Peter Hinchliffe (Secretary General, ICS), the meeting built on our conference in Bristol last November, focussing on Bridge Team Management and information exchange before and after a ship’s arrival. The meeting discussed how best to prepare a bridge team to support any pilot anywhere; and how best prepare a pilot for any bridge team; with a berth to berth passage plan that matches the pilot’s and asked can port entry information exchange be more efficient and effective?

EEDI – What will it do to our ships

Panel comprising David Balston (UK Chamber of Shipping); Paul McStay (Senior Environmental Specialist at Lloyds Register); and Dragos Rauta (Technical Director at Intertanko). Chaired by Philip Wake (CEO Nautical Institute) the meeting debated the new EEDI and what it will do for ship design. EEDI has been adopted and will become part of MARPOL Annex VI in just over a year. Its aim is to make shipping greener, but questions have been asked about its effectiveness and the potential side effects on our future ships. A panel of industry speakers aims to explain EEDI and to address concerns. · Why do we need EEDI? · Will it work and how? · What effects will seafarers see on their ships? · Will it affect manoeuvrability? · Or leave ships exposed in heavy weather?

Ship/Port Interface Conference 2011 (Part 1)

Bringing a ship successfully into port and carrying out cargo operations involves a complex series of procedures, with the involvement of multiple stakeholders. These include: the ship and its crew; ship managers, charterers and agents; harbour authorities and pilots; terminal operators; ship suppliers, port officials, surveyors, etc. The shipmaster has to deal with all of these either directly or indirectly and the flow of data from ship to shore and vice versa is increasing. Ship-shore communication is becoming a critical factor in ship operations and accurate and reliable information is a must for the logistics of a ship visit to a port.

Ship/Port Interface Conference 2011 (Part 2)

The packed seminar attracted attendees from all levels of the industry, as well as from all sectors. It was particularly good to hear from a group of cadets, whose attendance at the seminar was sponsored by the Institute, and who were invited to give their opinions on the seminar – and on the industry – by the President

STS Lightering

Capt Graham Gonyou MNI gave a presentation from a mooring masters perspective on Ship to Ship Lightering. This was a joint meeting with the Honourable Company of Master Mariners

Assessment by Simulation

Panel comprising Billy Bean (Principal Lecturer, Warsash Maritime Academy); David Goddard (Bridge Simulator Manager, HMS Collingwood); Carl Phelan (Chief Pilot, BA CityFlyer); and Roger Towner (Chief Examiner and Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, MCA). Chaired by Cdre David Squire (Chairman MNTB) the meeting looked at the role of simulators in maritime training and the role in assessment of competence under the STCW management and leadership requirements. Issues discussed included: How can simulator use be developed?; should emergency reactions be 'tested' as part of assessment?; should simulation be part of re-validation?; is simulation part of the solution to STCW requirements in the pipeline?

Manning for the UK’s Maritime Future

Panel comprising: Doug Barrow (Chief Executive, Maritime London); Mark Brownrigg (Director-General, The Chamber of Shipping); and Paul Moloney (Assistant Secretary General of Nautilus International). Chaired by Andrew Craig-Bennett (Deputy General Manager, COSCO Maritime (UK) Ltd), the meeting looked at the state of manning from the point of view of UK based shipping businesses, including implications for Maritime London. Issues discussed included: what does the UK need from its manning?; is the UK and Europe training enough seafarers?; does it matter?; what will be the effect of the ‘Equality Act’?; should maritime London be concerned?; can more Europeans be encouraged towards a seagoing career?; and is there another way to train the maritime expertise of tomorrow?

EU Maritime Strategy until 2018

Presentation by Marten Koopmans (Accredited Representative of the European Commission (EC) at IMO) on the EU strategic goals and maritime transport policy until 2018. A joint meeting with the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.

Offshore Renewable Energy and the Mariner

Panel comprising: Colin Brown (Offshore Renewables Navigation Risk Consultant); Peter Madigan (Head of Offshore Renewables at Renewables UK); and Mike Frampton (London Offshore Consultants). The UK's drive for renewable energy is set to become much in evidence around our coast. The meeting, chaired by Nautical Institute Chief Executive Philip Wake, looked at what is to come and how it will affect Mariners.The issues involved include: what will appear where, how much and when?; navigation in and around installations; how is it decided where to site projects?; how's the technology developing, and how green is it? how are hi-tech components transported and assembled?; and what could insurers expect?

KPI Project

Key performance indicators (KPI) are measures that help an organization evaluate and quantify how successful it is in terms of making progress towards its long-term goals. Widely used in many industries, KPIs are becoming established in the maritime sector. Kuba Szymanski, FNI, Secretary General Elect of InterManager presented the Intermanager KPI Project, with an explanation of concept and project stages, most recent developments and what to expect in very near future. A discussion forum, chaired by Jonathan Morley (Lloyds Register) followed the presentation.

Learning from Accidents

Panel comprising Les Chapman MNI (Chief Operating Officeer, RTI Ltd); Jeremy Smart (MCA, Head of Enforcement) and Peter Mason of Lloydmasters Consultancy. There are many investigations, often into the same accident. Yet key lessons are frequently not learned, or when they are, the benefits are not shared as well they could be. The meeting, chaired by Commodore David Squire, editor of ALERT, addressed these issues from various perspectives - Root Cause Analysis; is the traditional approach adequate?; is it Safety Culture vs Blame Culture?; why are lessons not learned?; how can lessons from accidents be better shared? and what is the rationale behind enforcement?

Terrorism, Piracy and War Risks Conference 2009 (Part 2)

The objectives of this seminar are to look at the practical, legal and insurance implications of terrorism, piracy and war risks. The aim is to provide practical advice to mariners, shipowners, charterers, brokers, lawyers and others in the maritime industry, on how to manage the risks which arise when a ship is required to transit an area where terrorism or piracy is, or may be, present. In addition time will be taken to look at war risks insurance as provided by P&I and property underwriters and how this affects the operation of the vessel. The primary concern however, is the safety of the officers and crew and a number of aspects of the seminar will provide guidance to those concerned as to how this can best be achieved.

Terrorism, Piracy and War Risks Conference (Part 3)

Delegatesheard the views of a sea-going mariner on his experience avoiding pirates, as well as speakers covering subjects including the psychology of terrorism, practical precautions recommended to mariners, the roles played by underwriters, P&I and War Risk Clubs, legal implications, naval protection and how negotiations for release of vessel and crew are conducted.

Terrorism, Piracy and War Risks Conference 2009 (Part 1)

Increasing acts of terrorism and piracy, coupled with new areas of conflict between states are affecting the day to day management and operation of ships, and more importantly the safety of their crews. The distinction between piracy and terrorism can become blurred as evidence is emerging that piracy is being used simply as a mechanism to obtain ransom money which is then used to fund terrorist activities. The media often classifies hostilities between nations as “war” but not all such hostilities will be regarded as war when considered in the light of the ports and areas of the world to which ships are ordered to sail and the contracts under which those orders are given. There are so many factors to consider, it is often difficult for the industry to offer the correct guidance to the mariner when they become involved in these situations and end up as the innocent victims. If they are to be kept safe they must know how to manage the risks involved before, during and after an attack whilst allowing them to operate within the law

Tank Inspections – Safety v Results

Panel comprised Kuba Szymanski MNI (General Manager, MOL Tankships, Europe), Michael Bowen MNI (Senior Claims Director, UK P&I Club), Chris Thornton (Business Manager Tankers, Lloyds Register) and Phil Davies (Director, OCIMF). The OCIMF tanker questionnaire requires annual inspection of all cargo tanks by ship’s crew. The panel addressed the effectiveness of these inspections by ship's staff and the operational and safety implications- what are the hazards, how can results be obtained with minimum risk and are the risks worth taking? The meeting was chaired by Philip Wake, Chief Executive of the Nautical Institute.

An International Bill of Rights for Seafarers

An International Bill of Rights for Seafarers, and how it affects you. Due to the last minute withdrawal by one of the other Institutes, the London Branch was able to secure a presentation by Captain Stephen Chalk MNI, Senior Marine ILO Specialist, Lloyd’s Register on the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006). This convention is being hailed as an International Bill of Rights for Seafarers and the Fourth Pillar of Quality Shipping, alongside SOLAS, STCW and MARPOL. Stephen's presentation covered: • Scope and requirements of the Convention • The role of Governments, Flag States, Port States, Owners and Seafarers • How and when the convention will be implemented. • The ILO Flag State and Port State Control Guidelines. • Maritime Labour Inspections: o Lloyds Register’s approach. o Simplifying the process. o A suggested action plan for owners, managers and crew. and o Lloyds Register’s latest experience.

Southwark Sea Cadet Unit

As has been the practise at our annual dinner, the proceeds from the raffle are donated to a London maritime charity. This year the recipients were the Southwark Branch and the City of London Branch of the Sea Cadets. During the evening PO George Whitfield from Southwark Sea Cadet Unit gave a talk on the recent activities of the Southwark sea cadets (see presentation below). George also composed a 'march' for the Sea Cadets band. Click on the link below to hear it. The money raised from the raffle will allow the units to fund a number of cadets to participate in activities over the next year. ---- In April we received a report of the voyage of two cadets on board Royalist, which was partly funded by the raffle donation.

Fatigue – Two watch ships

Panel comprising Michael Grey (Journalist, Lloyds List), Colin Sandeman (Assistant Director, Bahamas Maritime Authority) and Eric Murdoch (Chief Surveyor, Charles Taylor/Standard P&I Club) address the issue of fatigue, focussing on the 2 navigational watch system, and seek ideas to improve the situation and look at the obstacles to improvement in manning and how to address them. Chaired by Commodore David Squire, editor of ALERT.

Container Losses

Panel comprising Peter Hinchliffe (Marine Director ICS), Karl Lumbers (Loss Prevention Director UK P&I Club) and Mike Compton (Technical Adviser ICHCA International) look at the issues behind losses and damage in the container trade in the light of recent incidents and in the wake of the publication of the MSC Napoli MAIB report. Chaired by Philip Wake, CE Nautical Institute.

Pollution from Ships Conference 2007 (Part 3)

Objectives of the Seminar: To provide an opportunity for mariners to learn more about the legal implications of pollution from ships. To allow those in the marine industry ashore to update and/or broaden their knowledge of the link between pollution from ships and marine insurance To allow serving mariners to exchange views with marine professionals on the legal and technical aspects of marine insurance, and in particular the wide range of implications arising from pollution from ships.

Pollution from Ships Conference 2007 (Part 1)

Objectives of the Seminar: To provide an opportunity for mariners to learn more about the legal implications of pollution from ships. To allow those in the marine industry ashore to update and/or broaden their knowledge of the link between pollution from ships and marine insurance To allow serving mariners to exchange views with marine professionals on the legal and technical aspects of marine insurance, and in particular the wide range of implications arising from pollution from ships.

Pollution from Ships Conference 2007 (Part 2)

Objectives of the Seminar: To provide an opportunity for mariners to learn more about the legal implications of pollution from ships. To allow those in the marine industry ashore to update and/or broaden their knowledge of the link between pollution from ships and marine insurance To allow serving mariners to exchange views with marine professionals on the legal and technical aspects of marine insurance, and in particular the wide range of implications arising from pollution from ships.

Tanker Management Self Assessment (TMSA) – Two years on

Panel comprising Capt Iain Chadwick (Chevron and for OCIMF), Howard Wright (Vetting Superintendent, BP), George Milburn (Quality Manager, Novoship) reflect on two years of TMSA - Does it effectively improve confidence in the quality of tanker operations?; what influence has it had on ship management?; how well does it complement ISM Code?; can it be improved and can it evolve to provide other applications?. Chaired by Commodore David Squire, editor of ALERT

Passenger Ship Safety in Remote Areas

Panel comprising David Jardine-Smith (MCA), Grant Laversuch (Saga Shipping), Martin Scott (HCMM) provide an update on IMO guidance and discuss how the risks are managed in the ever more remote areas explored by cruise ships. Chaired by Philip Wake, CE Nautical Institute

Lifeboat Safety and the Future

Panel comprising Ramiro Pereda (MCA), David Bradley (Schat-Harding UK), Captain Dennis Barber (MARICO Marine) reflect on the continuing injuries and loss of life during lifeboat drills. Chaired by Commodore David Squire, editor of ALERT

LNG Operational Developments

Panel comprising Ed Carr (MOL Europe), Paul Steele (SIGTTO) and Alan Whitcher (Warsash Maritime Centre) discuss the state of the LNG trade with a focus on the new SIGTTO - LNG Training Project. Chaired by Philip Wake, CE Nautical Institute

Short Sea Shipping

Panel comprising Mike Elsom (Sea & Water), David Cross (CMA-CGM), Chris McQueen (VTS London) and David Cornelius (F T Everards) investigate the effects of increased short sea shipping around Europe. Chaired by Commodore David Squire, editor of ALERT

ISPS – One Year On

Panel comprising Phil White (MCA), Paul Levey (TRANSEC), Brian Parkinson (ICS) and Capt Terry McDowell (F T Everard) assess the effects on the industry of one year under ISPS Code, from regulatory and enforcement, owners and mariners points of view. Chaired by Philip Wake, CE Nautical Institute.

Novel trends in Risk Analysis in Shipping

Dr Vladimir M Trbojevic - EQE International / ABS Consulting

LB Law Forum

Salvage, Collisions and Cargo Claims - Speakers from solicitors Birketts and from Eversheds

The Port Marine Safety Code

by Andrew Burr, DETR - 11 October 2000