BTA Safety Seminar 2016


BTA Safety Seminar 2016 – arrangements

Kindly supported by Spinlock Ltd

This year’s Safety Seminar will take place on Thursday 10 November at the UK Chamber of Shipping, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ.  Registration and coffee will be at 0845 and the day will round up at 1600.

The program will include:

0845   Registration and Coffee

0915   Opening remarks                 Phil Dulson                  (BTA Chairman)

0920   Introduction                          Nick Dorman              (Targe Towing)

0930   The human element             Marc Williams              (MCA)

1015   The pilot’s view                    Hywel Pugh                 (UKMPA)

1045   Coffee

1100   A review of claims                Joe Maguire                (Shipowners’ P&I Club)

1145   Accident investigation          Andy Moll                    (MAIB)

1230   Latest in lifejackets              Douglas Vincett          (Spinlock Ltd)

1245   Lunch

1315   Safety statistics                    Scott Ward                 (Svitzer Marine)

1335   Tug stability                          Tim Blatchley             (Targe Towing)

1400   Coffee

1415   Svitzer Moira                        Scott Baker               (Svitzer Marine)

1445   Break-out sessions/group discussions on real operational dangers

All involved in harbour towage are are strongly encouraged to attend this important event in our calendar. There is no charge for UK Chamber or BTA members (or invited guests), but a charge for non-members of £80 +VAT.

To register, please forward names of delegates by email to the Secretary ( as soon as possible)

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Spinlock Limited, 41 Birmingham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BH

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