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IMO Committee Operations in Polar Waters

In its capacity as an NGO, the Institution is

involved in the development of

the IMO Mandatory Code For Ships Operating In Polar Waters which will involve much of the Institution’s recent work at IMO, e.g. FSA hazard I/D and consequential effects, GBS, Human Element, Damage Stability, Water-Tight Doors, Floodable Length, Environmental Protection, Emergency Response for damaged ships, etc. At

its recent meeting, the IMO

Committee held a seminar on ‘Hazards to Ships in Polar Waters’ to update members

RRS Earnest Shackleton.

William Froude 1810 - 2010

On 28 November, a wreath was laid on behalf of the Institution by Dr Brian Gowans FRINA at the grave of William Froude in Simon’s Town South Africa, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. Other wreaths were laid by representatives of the city of Cape Town and The South African Institution of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects. Before the wreath laying, a summary of the life and works of William Froude was given by Professor J. Dommisse, Chairman of the Simon’s Town Historical Society.


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on that subject. Presentations were given by Dr John Shears of the British Antarctic Survey on “Experience and Performance of the vessels James Clark Ross and the Ernest Shackleton in Ice”

and Captain

Paresh Acharya on “Experience and Operational Performance of BP Ships in Polar Waters”. Also, in attendance was be Dr Dougal Goodman FREng CEO of Te Foundation for Science and Technology (ex BP and Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge). The presentations may be viewed

online at

polaroperationsbas.pdf and uk/c2/uploads/polaroperationsbp.pdf

Members are reminded that their 2011 Membership and EC Registration fees (if appropriate) were due on 1 January 2011. Members who have not yet done so are requested to forward their payment as soon as possible, using one of the payment methods shown on the Notice. Where there is no change to the amount shown on the Notice, payment may be made online. Members who have any queries about their Membership or Registration fees, or who have not yet received their 2011 Annual Fees Notice are requested to contact the Accounts Department at accounts@ or by telephone at

+44 (0)20 7235 4622.

RINA Affairs January/February 2011


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