International Institute of Marine Surveying 2018

Baltimore Conference Entitled “Tools & Rules”, the IIMS 2018 Baltimore Conference will take place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March at The Marine Conference Center, MITAGS (Maritime Institute of Technology and Advanced Graduate Studies), 692 Maritime BLVD, Linthicum Heights MD 21090.

The programme and agenda are detailed below. In addition, there are planned ship simulator tours throughout the day on Friday.

Day One: Friday 23rd March 2018 08.15 Registration and Coffee

08.45 Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO: ‘An Introduction and Explanation of eCMID-Common Marine Inspection Document and Accreditation Scheme.

09.15 Joseph De Remer, Beacon Marine Service: ‘Corrosion reasons for and modern prevention of’. 10.00 Brook Stevens, Sea Keeper: ‘Latest Technology in Gyroscopic Stabilization’. 11.00 Coffee and snacks 11.15

12.15 Lunch in the Mess Hall lower deck of the facility is included in the cost of the program.

13.30 Lloyd E. Griffin III, Frigate Marine Services and Coastal Thermal Imaging: ‘Metal vessel damage investigation and repairs by the numbers – NVIC’s, NAVSEA codes and standards’.

14.30 James Renn Sr., Marine Forensic Technicians: ‘Propulsion emissions and the “Tier” system. Potential for Surveyor profit center. LNG regulations for propulsion systems’.

15.15 Coffee Break

15.30 David DiQuinzio, Annapolis Hybrid Marine: “Electric propulsion systems and alternate new build and repower solutions’.

16.45 Close for the day

Day Two: Saturday 24th March 2018 08.30 Registration

09.00 John Cavenner, Cavco/Boat Canvas University: ‘Boat Canvas University Mini Courses in estimating by general rule Canvas Losses, Top Frame Costs and Types of Clear Enclosures Material and lifespans’.


Erich Black, Black and Associates: ‘Most up to date Infrared, Photo Camera and Moisture meter combination with updates to new technologies’.

11.15 Coffee and snacks

11.30 Fredric Wise and William Stahlgren: ‘The rebuild from frames up of a 1965 43’ wooden sailing vessel. The vessel was built of old growth yellow cedar in the Pacific Northwest by Thaddeus Pierce. This project which has taken years to complete has taken the vessel very nearly apart and brought her back to what will be Bristol condition’.

12.30 Lunch in the Mess Hall.

13.45 James (Tripp) Ewers III, Center of Effort Marine Services: ‘An explanation and understanding of commercial and recreational sailing vessel rigging per NVIC 0216. Explanation of cited maintenance and inspection procedures’.

14.30 Coffee and snacks

14.45 Richard Parks, ARP Instruments: ‘Explanation of a state of the art soluble salt and conductivity with regards to ISO 8502-6 and 8502-9. Description and demonstration of a metering system-Hedon N and how the procedures relate to standards and NAVSEA’.

17.00 Conference closes

To reserve your place at the Conference in person, or as an online only delegate, please complete the online form at, or call James Randy Renn on 410-490-0216, or email him directly at

Gerald Zingale, M. R. Wolfe & Company: ‘Procedures and precautions involved in inspection of bulk fluid, in this case Caster Oil’.

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