Author - Karl Pizzey

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying -starting 19 November 2019 and Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

The Diploma in small craft surveying has specifically enabled over 3,000+ participants to specialise in small craft surveying and focuses on vessels up to 24 metres in registered length. The detailed syllabus provides marine surveyors, potential marine surveyors and associated maritime professionals with a qualification that gives them the knowledge to assist personal and professional development.

Over the 12 months of the course you will explore:

  • The topics of specific concern to this part of the industry.
  • The practicalities of surveying smaller vessels.
  • Legislative issues, regulatory bodies, codes and conventions specific to small craft.
  • Technical skills required to preform various survey types.
  • Commercial skills and knowledge required to run a successful surveying business.

In addition, this professional development diploma also assists future surveyors build their subject knowledge, not just from seafaring professionals but from non seafarers that have the academic ability and interest in learning about the surveying of small craft.

When: 19 November 2019
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College

Ideal for:

  • Captains
  • Chief Engineers
  • Chief Officers / First Officers
  • Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Marine Surveyors
  • Masters
  • Principal / Ship Owners
  • Self Employed
  • Surveyors
  • Technical Surveyors

10 MODULES AVAILABLE & 4 SPECIALIST MODULES

  • Introduction to Small Craft Surveying
  • Naval Architecture for Small Craft
  • Small Craft Engineering & Systems
  • Stability of Small Craft
  • Small Craft Surveys and Repairs
  • Survey Management and Reporting
  • Health & Safety for Surveyors
  • Marine Law relating to Surveying & Surveyors
  • Marine Insurance for Surveyors
  • Business Skills for the Surveyor
  • SPECIALIST MODULE A: Inland Waterways and Canal Craft
  • SPECIALIST MODULE B: Power Leisure and Sail Leisure Vessels
  • SPECIALIST MODULE C: Fishing Vessels
  • SPECIALIST MODULE D: Small Commercial Craft

KEY INFORMATION

When does it start and how long is the course?
The course is 12 months long and the modules are released online, one every month. The next available start date is 189th November 2019.

What are the entry requirements?
Participants should be able to prove a minimum achievement of A-Level or equivalent plus at least one year of industry experience in a similar or related field. However those without formal qualifications who demonstrate a number of years of relevant industry experience are welcome to apply. Skills in writing in English and academic reports.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed through a mixture of written course work and online tests. Written assignments are submitted online and written feedback is provided by the marker.

How much does it cost?
Please go online to www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/scs and see the fees page for full details. An interest-free instalment plan is available. Please contact Lloyd's Maritime Academy for further information.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed through a mixture of written course work and online tests. Written assignments are submitted online and written feedback is provided by the marker.

How much does it cost?
Please go online to www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/scs and see the fees page for full details. An interest-free instalment plan is available. Please contact Lloyd's Maritime Academy for further information.

Recognised by the The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) as contributing to an individual member’s CPD requirements.Recognised by the The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) as contributing to an individual member’s CPD requirements.

institute of marine engineering science and technology Recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) as contributing to an individual member’s CPD requirements.

Recognised by RINA as contributing to CPD requirementsRecognised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) as contributing to CPD requirements

Recognised by the The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) as contributing to an individual member’s CPD requirements.

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy are partnered with The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) and as a student who has successfully passed their Small Craft Surveying Diploma course you could,

  • Receive 50% off SCMS membership fee for new members who have completed the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying in the year of application
  • Receive 20% off SCMS membership for existing members who have completed the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying as part of their CPD in the year of doing the course

Visit the SCMS website for more information.

IN-COMPANY TRAINING

Cut costs while improving performance!
Ensuring a good return on your training investment is critical for all our clients and, whether delivered by distance learning or instructor led workshops, Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants can deliver the best training, at a competitive price and from a reliable partner.

At Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants we can provided training staff who are not only well versed, qualified and experienced in the training subject but who have also taken further external training known as “train the trainer”. Our trained staff have presented training material around the world including sessions in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, America and the Far East to audiences as large as 300+ people and as small as a single company training session of just a few attendees. For further information take a look at our classroom based maritime courses, not sure the classroom is suitable then why not look at our training workshops solutions where Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants (LMSC) provide training workshops to address current topics and areas of concern to the marine industry. These training workshops are presented in a similar manner to classroom based courses but involve a greater level of interaction from the attendees and less direct lecture type material. Debates, discussions, guest speakers and hands on demonstrations all contribute to a productive outcome which benefits employees and employers not only in the aspects of education and training but also in professional networking whilst being able to openly and frankly discuss the various topics of the day.

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Newly elected President of SCMS 2019

Newly elected President of SCMS

At the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors (SCMS), held on 11th June 2019, Allan Larsen was duly elected as President of the Society.

Allan Larsen CEng,CMarEng,FRINA,FIMarEST
Managing Director at Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants Ltd and , Director and President of Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors (SCMS),

Allan has served a two year period as Vice President and will hold the position of President for twelve months. 
Mr Nick Gladwell becomes the Immediate Past President and Mr Marcus Lankford becomes Vice President. 

In his inaugural speech Allan thanked the Immediate Past President for setting a exemplary example as President. Allan also thanked the staff of the SCMS , the council and the committees which all contribute to the success of the society. 
In this month , June 2019, the SCMS reaches it's 25th year as a Certifying Authority of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and, in March 2020 the society will reach it's 100th anniversary. A great achievement on both counts. 

Allan discussed the modern era in which the society represents marine professionals and the maritime industry  and, commented on the fact that today, professional people tend not to attend meetings or industry social events such as dinners, in the numbers which they used to. This means that the society must modernise its approach to its important role in order to continue to meet the demands of clients and members, how we do this, says Allan, is important and will require careful consideration. 

Reflecting on the increasing number of members in the society Allan highlighted why he himself had become a member in 2013. He explained that leaving a large Classification Society at that time was a concern and that he wanted to find a way of bringing a level of confidence to future customers of his own . Having researched various options, the SCMS, with its interest in both small craft and large ships, seemed to be most suitable . He added that upon being accepted as a member of the SCMS he never for a minute imagined that in the not too distant future he would become Vice President and, President - but that he was very happy indeed to have been elected to these roles. 

In closing Allan commented that he would like the SCMS to continue for another hundred years and that he looked forward to playing his part in the future of the society.

Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors (SCMS)

Background history of the Society

In late 1919 a number of distinguished Marine Consultants in the UK considered that their profession would benefit from the creation of an appropriate professional Society to set standards and represent the active practitioners in the field. In March 1920 the Society was legally established as a professional body after the agreement of a Memorandum and Articles of Association.

The founders intended that it should be an association of experienced and established professionals who would be committed to the pursuit of excellence in the execution of their professional expertise. The Society represents an identifiable source of expertise and experience in maritime affairs through the high quality of its membership.

Aims and objectives of the Society

SCMS

The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors was founded to provide a central organisation for Consulting Marine Engineers, Naval Architects and Ship Surveyors. The aims and objectives of the Society include:

  • The provision of a central organisation for those engaged in technical maritime affairs.
  • The supervision, promotion and protection of the mutual interests of the Society's members.
  • To encourage improved methods of surveying and drawing up of reports in line with developments and technology.
  • To improve and foster in commercial circles a higher sense of importance of ship and engine surveys and to encourage a greater degree of efficiency in those engaged in the same.
  • To provide opportunities for discussion amongst members and to give facilities for the reading of papers, the delivery of lectures and for the acquisition and dissemination, by other means, of useful information connected with the profession.

One of the principal objectives of the Society has been to ensure that its members have both the academic qualifications and the practical experience necessary for the proper execution of the professional services they offer. This objective is secured by requiring applicants for membership to submit a detailed CV and application form. The application is required to be supported and sponsored by two Members or Fellows of the Society having personal knowledge of the applicant. All applicants are approved by the Society's Council which is the final arbiter in the process.

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COMPA is a method for repair and reinforcement of damaged structures and pipes using composite materials.

Repair and reinforcement of damaged structure with COMPA

Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants Ltd (UK)  and COMPA (Croatia) recently entered into an agreement which will provide the ship repair market with a new and effective combined service.

COMPA is a method used for the repair and reinforcement of damaged structure and pipes using composite materials. Within this agreement the two companies will work together to provide these repairs and also to assist in ensuring compliance with the classification and statutory matters related to this. 

COMPA Repairs is a result of extensive experience in ship design and engineering.

COMPA repairs can provide watertight repairs, restore strength , prevent corrosion and reduce crack growth.

COMPA Repairs is a multi-phase process starting with the damage inspection and ending with the patch decommissioning. The patch design phase utilises specialised engineering software tools that enable optimum patch design and customised application procedure.

BENEFITS OF COMPA REPAIRS AND REINFORCEMENTS

  • Cost-efficient compared to traditional repairs
  • Safe, no hot works involved
  • Done during voyage or port operations
  • Applicable to anything reachable by hand
  • Applicable to any shape
  • Durable patch is resistant to osmosis
  • High-pressures, salt, dust, mud or liquids do not pose a challenge
  • Low added weight

The method features application of carbon and glass fibres mixed with epoxy resin/adhesive onto a damaged surface. By curing, the resin hardens and bonds to the surface permanently, impregnating also the fibres that reinstate the strength of the damaged part. It creates a solid new layer of material that provides full water-tightness.

 For further details please contact [email protected]

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Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) 2019

Marine Information Notice from PARIS, TOKYO AND BACK SEA MOUs - 2019 CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN (CIC) 2019

Concentrated inspection campaign
Concentrated inspection campaign

During the TOKYO MOU 29th committee meeting held in Hangzhou China between 5-8 November 2018 the committee agreed to the joint Paris MOU Concentrated inspection campaign CIC 2019

Decisions of the TOKYO MOU committee was as follows:

The Committee has considered and approved the general arrangements and preparations for the joint Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) with the Paris MoU on Emergency Systems and Procedures to be carried out in 2019.

“The Committee approved the questionnaire for the CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures to be carried out jointly with the Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding on port state control. The CIC aims at ensuring compliance with the requirements for the preparation of emergency equipment and the crew’s ability to respond to emergency situations. The CIC will be carried out from September to November 2019 and the questionnaire will be published in August.”

[Paris MOU, The Paris MoU holds 52nd Committee Meeting in St. Petersburg, 22nd May 2019 https://www.parismou.org/paris-mou-holds-52nd-committee-meeting-st-petersburg accessed 24-05-2019] Paris MOU press release: https://www.parismou.org/system/files/Press%20Release%20-%2052nd%20Paris%20MoU%20PSC%20Committee%20-%2020%20May%202019.pdf

The Committee considered possible topics for future CICs and agreed to accept the proposal by the Paris MoU for carrying out a CIC on Stability in General in 2020.
The Committee further considered and approved the amendments to the policy on joint CIC, which is harmonised with that of the Paris MoU.

Looking for more information on SOLAS or other publications? Take a look at some of our IMO publications here

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Workboat Code Edition 2

Safety codes of practice for small (up to 24m) vessels

Hello and welcome;
This is just a quick update on a few of the small craft codes released by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) late 2018 early 2019 for Small Craft in relation to Safety codes of practice for small (up to 24m) vessels.

THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INTENDED PLEASURE VESSELS IN TEMPORARY COMMERCIAL USE AT SEA (IPV Code)

What is it?
This Code of Practice has been developed in discussion with an industry Steering Group to provide a framework allowing vessels normally in use as a Pleasure Vessel to be in temporary commercial use (outside of the Pleasure Vessel definition) for specific, limited, purposes. It recognises the needs of Owners and Operators, and required UK practices.

Who will it apply to?
For Intended Pleasure Vessels, compliance with SI1998/2771 and SI1998/1609 is conditional on the temporary commercial use being within the scope of the application and conditions of the relevant Part of this Code of Practice. When considering if either part of this Code of Practice is relevant or applicable to the operation being considered, careful attention needs to be paid to the Pleasure Vessel definition and the description of application of the relevant Part to this Code of Practice. Examples of use within and outside the scope of this Code of Practice are provided but are not exhaustive. If in doubt, vessel owners and operators should seek their own independent legal advice about the status of a vessel/voyage after studying the guidance in MGN597, MGN598 and MGN599.

Where dose it apply?
This Code of Practice does not apply to a vessel which is undertaking sea trials, is being delivered, or used as a Race Support Boat wholly in a harbour, in a marina, on inland waterways, or in Categorised Waters which are defined in a Merchant Shipping Notice referenced in this Code of Practice. It is only applicable to temporary commercial use at sea, which is beyond UK Categorised Waters.

This Code of Practice does not apply to a vessel which is undertaking sea trials, is being delivered, or used as a Race Support Boat wholly in a harbour, in a marina, on inland waterways, or in Categorised Waters which are defined in a Merchant Shipping Notice referenced in this Code of Practice. It is only applicable to temporary commercial use at sea, which is beyond UK Categorised Waters.

More information can be found: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764656/IPV_Code_-_01_January_2019.pdf

The Workboat Code - Edition 2
The Safety of small Workboats and Pilot Boats - a code of Practice

Published: 31 December 2018

Introduction:
This Code must, from the date of publication (31 December 2018), be used for new workboats and pilot boats. Existing workboats and pilot boats may also use the Workboat Code Edition 2, as an updated standard to the requirements of:- - “The Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats – A Code of Practice”, published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in 1998, in accordance with Regulation 8 of the Merchant Shipping (Small Workboats and Pilot Boats) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998 No.1609); or, - The technical Annex of MGN 280.

If this option is chosen, such existing vessels must comply fully with the requirements for construction, equipment and operation set out in the Workboat Code Edition 2. Alternatively, such existing vessels may continue to be operate and issued with Certification under the previous standards mentioned above. Please note that the“Workboat Code Industry Group Technical Standard”, published in 2014, is no longer recognized, and must not be used after the end of the relevant phase-in period, as described in MSN 1892 that gives legal force to this Code.

It should also be noted that, where any existing vessel upgrades, and phases-in, to the Workboat Code Edition 2 regime, it must do so fully. A vessel cannot meet a combination of the Workboat Code Edition 2 standards and those of earlier codes or standards. This Code should be read in conjunction with MSN 1892 and SI 1998 No. 1609.

What the code does
This Code aims to provide, in a single document, all the information needed for the design, construction, engineering, electrical systems, hull systems, fire protection, and provision of fire-fighting, life-saving, navigation and radio equipment. It also deals with the equally important subject of manning and of the qualifications needed for the senior members of the crew.

Application
This Code applies to small workboats that operate to sea, and to all pilot boats,carrying cargo and / or not more than 12 passengers or industrial personnel. It applies to such vessels that are United Kingdom (UK) vessels wherever they may be, and to non-United Kingdom vessels in UK waters or operating from UK ports.

The Code applies to all such vessels in commercial use, other than when in use for recreational, sport or pleasure use, for which there are more appropriate codes. Vessels need to comply with the applicable requirements of Edition 2 of this Code unless they are existing vessels that are eligible for the Saving and Transitional Provisions set out in Appendix 16.

Small workboats are vessels of less than 24 metres in Load Line length or, in the case of a vessel the keel of which was laid or was at a similar stage of construction before 21st July 1968, of less than 150 gross registered tons (measured in accordance with the regulations in force at that time).

Who is responsible
It is the responsibility of the owner/managing agent to ensure that a vessel is properly maintained, examined, certified and manned in accordance with the Code. The Code applies whether the owner/managing agent is corporate, private or of a charitable nature.

Areas of Operation
A vessel may be considered for the issue of a Small Workboat and Pilot Boat Certificate allowing it to operate in one of the following areas:

  • Area Category 6 - within 3 miles of land and not more than 3 miles radius from either the point of departure to sea or the seaward boundary of protected waters (see definition of “protected waters”), in favourable weather and daylight;
  • Area Category 5 - within 3 miles of land and not more than 3 miles radius from either the point of departure to sea or the seaward boundary of protected waters (see definition of “protected waters”) in favourable weather;
  • Area Category 4 - Up to 20 miles from a safe haven, in favourable weather and in daylight;
  • Area Category 3 - Up to 20 miles from a safe haven;
  • Area Category 2 - Up to 60 miles from a safe haven;
  • Area Category 1 - Up to 150 miles from a safe haven;
  • Area Category 0 – Unrestricted service.

Depending on the nature of the vessel and its use, a vessel may be restricted to less than the above specified limits. Such a restriction should be recorded on the Small Work Boat Certificate for the vessel and should be limited to
operations within Area Categories 3, 4, 5 and 6 only.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/769826/Workboat_Code_2_FINAL_12.18.pdf

Interested in Surveying? Already a surveyor and want to update your skills? then why not take a look at the courses available with Lloyd's Maritime Academy (LMA).

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Fatal enclosed space accident on board the fishing vessel Sunbeam (FR487) Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Safety warning about working in enclosed spaces

Safety warning about working in enclosed spaces after the loss of 1 life on a fishing vessel

Urgent bulletin issued after working in a refrigerated salt water tank resulted in a fatal accident on board fv Sunbeam (FR487) at Fraserburgh, Scotland & Safety Warning about working in enclosed spaces.Date of occurrence: 14 August 2018 Vessel type: Merchant vessel 100 gross tons or over, Merchant vessel under 100 gross tons, Fishing vessel, Recreational craft - sail, Recreational craft - power Report type: Safety bulletin 4/2018 MAIB safety bulletin 4-2018: Sunbeam. A full report will be published when the investigation is complete.

Foreword

Safety Warning about working in enclosed spaces:  Yet another enclosed space related fatality. Will the safety warnings ever get through to all seafarers and other professionals who require to enter such areas? LMSC strongly and fully support the "stop work" approach. Our thoughts are with the family of the crew member lost.Larsens Marine Surveyors and Consultants

Background

Sunbeam (Figure 1) was a 56m UK registered pelagic trawler. Its home port was Fraserburgh, Scotland, and it was typically manned by a crew of eleven. In the weeks prior to the accident, it had been fishing for herring in the North Sea and landing its catch in Lerwick, Shetland. The vessel had nine refrigerated salt water (RSW) tanks for storing its catch. On 10 August 2018, Sunbeam arrived at Fraserburgh. It had caught and landed its seasonal quota of herring and was being prepared for a planned refit period. During the refit the vessel’s owner intended to replace Sunbeam’s refrigeration plant.

Initial Findings

At about 0900 on 14 August, Sunbeam’s crew arrived at the vessel’s berth ready to begin work. The vessel’s refrigeration plant had been shut down after landing the final catch at Lerwick, and its RSW tanks had been pumped out and tank lids opened in preparation for deep cleaning. At some time between 1200 and 1350, Sunbeam’s second engineer entered the aft centre RSW tank (Figure 2) and collapsed.At about 1350, the second engineer was seen lying unconscious at the aft end of the tank by a crewmate, who immediately raised the alarm. Three of the vessel’s crew entered the tank and tried to resuscitate the second engineer but they soon became dizzy, confused and short of breath. One of the crew managed to climb out of the tank unaided, the other two crewmen and the second engineer were recovered onto the open deck by two crewmen wearing breathing apparatus. The two crewmen made a full recovery, but the second engineer could not be resuscitated and died. It is unclear when and why the second engineer entered the tank. However, evidence indicated that his intention was to sweep the residual seawater that had settled at the aft end of the tank forward in to the tank’s bilge well. No safety procedures for entering or working in RSW tanks had been completed before he entered the tank.Figure 2: FV Sunbeam Aft centre RSW tank. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
Figure 2: Aft centre RSW tank [Image from MAIB Safety Bulletin SB4/2018, Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.]
Tests of the atmosphere in the tank following the accident showed that the level of oxygen at the bottom was less than 6% (normal level should be 20.9%). Further tests of both the tank atmosphere and residual water samples showed the presence of Freon R22, the refrigerant gas used in the RSW tank’s refrigeration plant.The MAIB’s initial investigation identified that the refrigeration plant sea water evaporators had suffered several tube failures resulting in a number of repairs (Figure 3). It is likely that the refrigerant leaked through one or more failed tubes into the seawater system, and was released into the RSW tank. Freon R22 is four times heavier than air so it will displace oxygen at the bottom of an enclosed space, such as an RSW tank. It is a toxic, tasteless and mostly odourless gas. If it is deeply inhaled, it can cut off vital oxygen to blood cells and lungs.

Safety issues

working in enclosed spaces is potentially hazardous, procedures for entering and working in them should be robust, understood and utilised enclosed space rescue plans need to be in place on all vessels, risks must be understood and rescue plans practised all crew members have a responsibility for their own safety, this is particularly important in respect of lone working

Recommendation

Sunbeam’s owners are recommended (S2018/129) to conduct risk assessments specifically for entering and working in RSW tanks and provide safe operating procedures for its crew to follow and appropriate levels of safety equipment to use.Published by MAIB on 19th October 2018  Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.Link here to MAIB siteLink here to safety notice    
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Diploma in Marine Surveying

Diploma in Marine Surveying Distance Learning Courses

Diploma in Marine Surveying The leading international marine and ship surveying training course by distance learning

We would like to introduce you to Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Distance Learning Courses and in particular to the Diploma in Marine Surveying. If you are looking for your next career step or, if you are looking to enhance your existing maritime skills set, then this course could be exactly what you are looking for.At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy we strive to deliver the most up to date and relevant courses possible and, for this reason, I am pleased to hold the role of Course Director for the Diploma in Marine Surveying and to be a part of the development of marine professionals.The marine surveying role requires a working knowledge not only of the technical aspects of ships, their machinery, construction and stability, but also of statutory regulations and classification society rules. This course will assist your understanding of these technical and legal matters.The course will help you to gain the skills that will enable you to adapt to the dynamic environment that is faced by a marine surveyor, to understand the role of the surveyor and, to aid in career progression plans. As a participant to the course you will also have direct access to me, and to Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants staff, who are more than willing to assist you.The course is hosted online and spread over a 12-month period, allowing you to fit learning in around your current work obligations and family life. As the course is delivered online you can study from anywhere at any time.Accelerate your career by being part of us!EurIng ALLAN T. LARSEN CEng CMarEng FRINA FIMarEST FCMS,Course Director: EurIng ALLAN T. LARSEN CEng CMarEng FRINA FIMarEST FCMS, Managing Director and Principal Surveyor Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants Ltd https://larsensmarine.com [email protected] Diploma in Marine Surveying find out more
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Diploma in Small Craft Surveying - Its not too late to enrol for October 2018 course

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying it’s not too late to enrol!

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying distance learning course will next run in October 2018, so it's not too late to enrol!

Distance Learning 12 month course.

Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Distance Learning we believe that we can help you stand out from other surveyors or help you make the move to a new career within the maritime industry as a surveyor. We can offer you an industry recognised course that will set you on your way.The Diploma in Small Craft Surveying is recognised by Royal Institute of Naval Architects as contributing to CPD requirements and by IMarEST as contributing to individual CPD requirements. The course deals with all aspects of small craft below 24m in loadline, giving you an understanding from the basics of Naval Architecture, Health & Safety, small craft Engineering, Survey Management & Report Writing to Maritime Law. You can also choose from our specialist modules including Commercial craft, fishing vessels, Inland Waterways craft and Power / Sail leisure vessels.Our course will help you gain the skills that will enable you to adapt to the dynamic environment that is faced by a Marine Surveyor and progress your career. Karl Pizzey AssocRINA MCMSI will be your course Director, I am the General Manager at Larsens Marine Surveyors and Consultants who are an active marine survey company, enabling your courses to benefit from experienced surveyors and up to date practices within the marine surveying industry.The course is online and spread over a 12-month period, allowing you to fit learning in around your current work obligations and family life. As the course is delivered online you can study from anywhere at any time.Accelerate your career by being part of us!

10 MODULES AVAILABLE

  1. Introduction to Small Craft Surveying
  2. Naval Architecture for Small Craft
  3. Small Craft Engineering & Systems
  4. Stability of Small Craft
  5. Small Craft Surveys and Repairs
  6. Survey Management and Reporting
  7. Health & Safety for Surveyors
  8. Marine Law relating to Surveying & Surveyors
  9. Marine Insurance for Surveyors
  10. Business Skills for the Surveyor
"Well thought out course with modules that can be easily followed, covering the basic needs of someone entering the field of small vessel surveying." M Smith, HM Coastguard
Download a copy of the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying.Find out more on how to enrol.Find out more about the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying online here.
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Shipping Rates IMO Publications

IMO to raise delivery price on all publications

IMO to raise delivery price on all publications

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that, from the 1st September, it will be raising its delivery charges on all publications. This will affect all re-sellers like ourselves as well as the distributors of IMO publications.IMO have also withdrawn the standard deliver option for Zone 1 delivery (Zone 1: UK (excluding Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands Guernsey and Jersey)), this will result in a more costly delivery option of expedited delivery - now our only option.The good news is that the only service available to us at Larsens Marine Publications is the Expedited service, so we should receive orders by the end of the next working day after an order is placed with the IMO.As at 1st September 2018 the price for delivery to re-sellers and distributors will be as follows:A flat rate charge of seven pounds (£7.00) plus seventy five pence (£0.75) per kg will be charged by the International Maritime Organization for delivery.At Larsens Marine we have in the past absorbed the IMO delivery charge  and not passed it on to our clients, unfortunately we can not longer do this.We will be adjusting our delivery charges accordingly inline with the charges laid down by the International Maritime Organization.Please be assured that at any point in the future that the situation changes will reassess the delivery charges. All our onward delivery charges are at this time staying the same. If you have a large order to place then please contact us at publications[email protected] and we will be happy to see if alternative collection and delivery arrangements can be made.Wishing all our bestLarsens Marine publications team.Please find a selection of International Maritime Organization publications we have available here at our shop.Please find a link to the International Maritime Organization shipping rates here
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