The British Tugowners Association (BTA) held it’s annual full day safety seminar on Wednesday 6 November 2019, returning to the Northern Lighthouse Board in Edinburgh where it was last held in 2017. The BTA thanks all the speakers for their participation and support and attendees for their enthusiasm. 

The outline programme is shown below with presentation slides in pdf via the hyperlinks where available. 

0845 Registration

0915 Welcome & Introduction – Nick Dorman – BTA Chairman, Targe Towing

0925 No Such Thing as Normal – Critical Thinking in Accident Investigation – Gavin Pritchard – MAIB

1015 Robert Allan – Escort Tug Stability – Brendan Smoker 

1100 Refreshment Break

1120 A metre below the keel – best practice in combined pilotage/towage operations – Prithvi Singh – Harwich Haven Port Authority

1210 Trust me I’m a Seafarer, how trust impacts safety – James Robinson-Burge – Svitzer

1240 Lunch

1325  Visible Leadership & Behavioural Framework Workshop – James Pomeroy – Lloyds Register (LR Behavioural Framework attached)

1445 Refreshment Break

1500 Safety Statistics 2018 – Scott Baker – Svitzer

1515 The role of the General Lighthouse Authorities in safety – Mike Bullock – Northern Lighthouse Board

1535 A Bespoke MOB Solution – Ostensjo/Solent Towage

1550 Closing Remarks