Remaining planned IIMS training

and events 2018 calendar Wednesday 10 October

IIMS India Branch Mumbai Symposium 2018 Full details elsewhere in this bulletin or go to

Monday 15 October Certifying Authority Autumn training near Portsmouth. There have been a number of procedural changes brought about as a result of new MCA guidance notices and IIMS’s desire to make coding even more efficient. Coding surveyors need to be aware of the changes and this will form a central part of the day. For details see:

Monday 22 October The second UK Inland Waterways Working group training event will take place at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina, Nantwich, Cheshire - The programme is as follows: 09.00 Registration and coffee 09.20 Mike Schwarz – IIMS head office update 09.45 Gerry Sheridan – What a surveyor needs to know about foam spray insulation 11.25 Paul Winter – Effective report writing and reducing the potential of claims from a PI underwriting perspective 12.40 Lunch 13.30 Tour of boats on the hard and in the marina workshop 14.30 Mike Lewus, Technical Advisor, British Stainless Steel Association (final corrosion topic to be confirmed) 16.00

Jeffrey Casciani-Wood on anodes 16.30 Close

Monday 29 October The annual Large Yacht and Small Craft Working Group ‘super’ training day will be held in the Portsmouth area. The agenda is now finalised: 09.15 IIMS update by Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO 09.45 John Barker: Lifecord killcord – what is it and how it works 10.20 Speaker to be confirmed 11.20 Andy Ridyard, SeaSystems Electrical Controls: Teach a man to fish – (and give him a fishing rod) – electrical controls

12.15 Jon Sharland, Tritex: Ultrasonic thickness gauges and how to use them 12.50 Lunch 13.45 Chris Hill, Spinlock: Load measurement for validation and data collection 14.50 Karen Brain, Matrix Insurance: (topic to be confirmed) 15.50 Alasdair Reay, CEO HPI Verification Services: How to spot a fake 16.30 Close

Friday 2 November One day training event at the Sydney Heritage Fleet venue in the heart of the Australian capital confirmed. Full details elsewhere in this bulletin or go to

Tuesday 6 into Wednesday 7 November IIMS has created the Marine Surveying International Fest 2018, a 24 hour rolling marathon and celebration of marine surveying. The date for this innovative and eye catching event is now Tuesday 6 into Wednesday 7 November, depending on your time zone of course! One new presentation on the hour for 24 hours. Yes that’s 24 presentations delivered by experts around the globe in 24 hours. Click for details to see who is presenting and how to get involved at

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 November The annual Large Yacht and Small Craft Working Group Training Scotland event will be held at Inischinnan Cruising Club by Glasgow Airport. Full details coming soon.

Tuesday 27 November Mike Lewus from British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) will deliver this essential one-day seminar called ‘Marine Corrosion and its Prevention’. The day’s seminar programme will be delivered on 27th November at Park Inn by Radisson by Amsterdam Schiphol Airport commencing at 09.00. Delegates who cannot be there in person may join online live via Zoom. Open for real time and online delegate bookings now – see:

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