CEO Chat (continued)

Every now and then an organisation seeks to break new ground and tries to be innovative. That is certainly what IIMS is aiming to do with the launch of its Marine Surveying International Fest 2018, which is taking place on 6 and 7 November. This online only event will celebrate the profession of marine surveying, promoting it to the wider maritime world. The Fest is a rolling 24 hour marathon, being anchored and hosted at the IIMS HQ in Portchester. The event kicks off on 6 November at 11.00 (UK time) when I will be in conversation with Capt John Lloyd, CEO of the Nautical Institute. From then on, each hour on the hour, a new presentation will be given on a topic of marine surveying by an expert somewhere in the world. It is being broadcast live using the Zoom online platform. The final presenters are being confirmed now, but to see the current schedule of confirmed presenters and to find out how to get involved in the Fest visit

On the subject of training, I would draw your attention to the many events that IIMS is organising over the coming weeks, all of which are open to real time delegates and some for online delegates too as well as non-members. There are several small craft events in the UK at various locations, a one-day Symposium in Mumbai, a one day workshop in Sydney and a one day corrosion seminar in the Netherlands. Further details can be found in this news bulletin. Perhaps we will meet in the coming weeks?

Survey well! In case you missed it last month -

Report Magazine September published The Report Magazine September (edition 85) is now available to read in either pdf or e-reader format at

Highlights include: - Superyacht maintenance technology - The benefits of London Arbitration - How to conduct vessel reactivation inspections and surveys - Errors leading to inaccuracies in draught surveys - The risk of liquefaction from nickel ore cargo remains high - Hidden benefits of an asbestos survey - A Day in the Life of Geoff Waddington, IIMS Vice President - A round up of members’ news, new products and safety briefings

Mike Schwarz Chief Executive Officer

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