Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
The 2017 seminar was a first in the history of our Committee, as it was held in the Moroccan port of Tanger Med. This was a consequence of the previous seminar in 2015, which was held in Marseille and where we reached out to our North African colleagues who are Harbour Masters, Port Captains and their deputies.
Tanger Med has built a leading hub port on the south shore of the Strait of Gibraltar. Beginning service in July 2007, the Tanger Med port is now operating amongst the world's leading ports.
Updated Guide is the latest National Workboat Association (NWA) initiative to support the towage sector by promoting best practice and tackling safety challenges
On 2 July the National Workboat Association (www.workboatassociation.org), the safety standards, skills and trade association for the workboat industry, launched an updated version of its Use of Workboats for Towage: Good Practice Guide. This document includes an extensive new annex on vessel stability.
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