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.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you go about your work beyond any initial training. It is a record of what you experience, learn and then apply.
IHMA is developing a set of international occupational standards that will help harbour masters around the world assess their competence and support their career development.
IHMA recognizes that some countries already have well developed CPD schemes for harbour masters. IHMA CPD is designed to support harbour masters in countries where there is no national scheme currently available and who are members of IHMA.
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.
Coast Guard Sector Anchorage members returned to Anchorage on 25 September after response efforts in 32 Arctic and Western Alaska communities following the impacts of Typhoon Merbok.
Sector Anchorage used the expeditionary operations deployment model to rapidly send emergency response teams into 32 remote villages to conduct damage assessments to bulk fuel storage facilities and marine headers within seven days of Typhoon Merbok making landfall. While in the field, these teams also identified a pollution concern that required an immediate response.
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