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.
A rainwater harvesting system proposed by Ms Rabiah Nadir is helping Johor Port, Malaysia, save fresh water, minimize chances of flooding and contribute to global goals.
It is estimated that the scheme will save up to ten million litres of freshwater each year.
UNCTAD’s TrainForTRade programme
The system installed in 2020 was proposed by Rabiah Nadir in a case study she developed under the UNCTAD TrainForTrade port management programme.
On 3 December the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the above report which may have relevance to Members where fish farm service craft are operated in their ports’ waters.
At approximately 1315 on 3 April 2021, a deckhand on board the workboat Annie E was injured when he was struck by a grid buoy that had been lifted out of the water by the workboat’s forward crane at a fish farm off the Isle of Muck.