INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARINE SURVEYING
BULLETIN Dear Member
Welcome to this News Bulletin from the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS). This bulletin is available in PDF format from the IIMS website. It aims to keep members and non-members up to date with information on a monthly basis. Members are encouraged to share and forward this newsletter to colleagues, who they think might like to join the Institute, or who may be interested in its content. For more information about the Institute visit: www.iims.org.uk
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The marine year got off to a troubled and sombre start. I am referring to the tragic accident and substantial loss of life and potential environmental melt down caused by the collision between the Iranian owned tanker MV Sanchi and the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship CF Crystal, leading to the subsequent sinking of the former. That such a shocking event can still occur in 2018 seems hard to understand. It is not known yet if the cause will ever be discovered. What can we learn from this awful incident? It is a reminder that being at sea is perilous for those who choose this life aboard ship and yacht – but it remains dangerous for marine surveyors too, as you will read below.
So, continuing on a downbeat theme, news has reached me of the death of two well respected, senior IIMS full members. New Zealand surveyor, Terry Reynolds MIIMS, tragically lost his life in a work related incident at the end of 2017. Another tragedy has recently resulted in the death of Peter Green MIIMS. Although located in Germany, Peter spent a good deal of his time surveying in Spain and the Balearic Islands and was well known in that area. May you both rest in peace.
Full obituaries for both members will be published in the next edition of the Report Magazine, available to read from 1 March.
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