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 full-day seminar is a practical operational focussed session for all. It will be held at the Northern Lighthouse Boards HQ at 84 George Street, Edinburgh.
This full day seminar will focus on the recovery of persons in the water (PIW) and MOB rescue, culminating with the release of the new BTA produced Guide to Good Practice for PIW Recovery equipment & techniques.
The seminar will examine recent incidents, discuss accident prevention and will hear from tug experts, insurers and investigators. With an audience of tug masters, pilots, marine superintendents, P&I clubs, lawyers and others, the aim is to inform, discuss and share best practice.
The programme remains in development but speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available.
Members of IHMA wishing to learn more are advised to contact the BTA Secretary, Robert Merrylees by e-mail here:
Attendance is free for members of the BTA, UK Chamber of Shipping, UKMPA, UKHMA and the Workboat Association along with invited guests.
Non-members of these organisation are welcome to join the day for £150.00.
An informal private supper will be held the night before in Edinburgh. For those travelling up the day before and wishing to join, they are advised to contact Robert Merrylees as above
The BTA has recorded its special thanks to the Maritime Skills Academy for their support as Silver Sponsors of this event.
The main approach channel and Berths 8&9 at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe have been deepened to improve access for the world’s largest container ships.
The announcement was formally made today (4 October 2023) during the maiden call at the port of its namesake the OOCL Felixstowe, the latest in a series of 24,188 TEU mega container vessels operated by Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (“OOCL”).