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.
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
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