Safety Seminar 2015


Safety Seminar 2015 – arrangements

This year’s Safety Seminar will take place on Thursday 10 December at the City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle St, Glasgow G5 9XB.

The programme is as follows:

0845    Registration and coffee

0900    Opening remarks – Nick Dorman, BTA Safety Seminar Chairman

0915    A pilot’s view – Don Cockrill (Chairman, UKMPA)

0945    Launch of the Pilot’s Guide to Towage Operations – Don Cockrill (UKMPA), Jason Woodward (Svitzer)

1015    Safety statistics and safety study; theme: fire – Jason Woodward (Svitzer)

1030    Coffee

1100    Accident investigation – Mike Evans (MAIB)

1200    Regulatory round-up – Nick Dorman and Adrian Mundin

1215    Sandwich lunch and simulator tours

1315    The Asterix incident – Nick Jeffery (Solent Towage)

1345    A tugmaster’s view of Hoegh Osaka – Andy Read (Solent Towage)

1430    Break-out groups – All – coffee available

1530    Groups to present

1600    Round-up and close – Nick Dorman

All involved in harbor towage are are strongly encouraged to attend this important event in our calendar. There is no charge for BTA members (or invited guests), but a charge for non-members of £60 +VAT.

Delegates should arrange their own accommodation as required. The Holiday Inn, G1 4LT has been used previously and is nearby.

To register, please forward names of delegates by email to me (  as soon as possible and not later than Monday 30 November


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