The Seawork 2019 free-to-attend Business Briefings sessions were held across the three days of Seawork. They covered a variety of issues within the Marine Industry and feature presentations from our supporting associations.
The hugely popular UK MOD Procurement Programme 2019 took place on Thursday 13 June 2019.
For further details please contact the events team via email email@example.com or on +44 1329 825335.
Business Briefings 2019 Programme
Tuesday 11 June
Conference Room 1
Sean McCrystal, Senior Marketing Manager, ADPR
As a global leader in the development and support of the international search and rescue system Cospas Sarsat that has saved over 43,000 lives since it’s inception in 1981, Orolia Maritime will discuss the latest changes that will revolutionise the speed and accuracy of marine rescues and question if the maritime industry needs to review its existing procedures to reflect these changes.
Panel: Leading marine Insurer’s, Marine solicitors and Barristers, Marine Accountancy specialists. Chaired by a leading Marine Lawyer
British Marine’s Insurance, Financial and Legal Services Association will be presenting an interactive seminar focussing on some of the legal, financial and insurance issues that can be faced by workboat operators and those who provide services to them. A panel of experts will discuss the implications and ramifications arising out of a typical scenario, dealing in particular with issues concerning contractual terms, insurance coverage, ship mortgages and health and safety. This promises to be a thoroughly enlightening session and all those involved in operating workboats and providing services to them should find attending very worthwhile. This is an opportunity to put your questions to the experts without worrying about getting a bill!
To register, visit: https://www.britishmarine.co.uk/Events-and-Courses/2019/June/EVT11682-IFLSA-Seawork-Event
|Developing the Codes|
Bas Edmonds, Maritime & Coastguard Agency
The MCA are looking to change the way that Codes of Practice are to be developed in the future to be more forward looking and proactive to change.
Conference Room 2
|Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Small Ships Group Annual Meeting|
Supporting the Composites Industry: Introduction to Composites UK, Stella Job, Supply Chain and Environment Manager, Composites UK. Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, is working to encourage continuous growth of the industry, promoting the best practice, bringing companies throughout the supply chain together and creating a unified voice to drive the industry forward.
Building the Future for Composites: The NCC - Generating Impact through Partnerships and Collaboration, Katy Riddington, Director - NCC Connect, National Composites Centre. Through collaboration and partnerships the NCCs purpose is to accelerate the adoption of high impact sustainable engineering solutions in composites in order to stimulate global growth and enhance capabilities for the UK.
Skills development and the Composites Trailblazer Apprenticeship - Lucas Morgan, Technical Lead, AMRC.
This presentation will give details of the current level 3 Composites Trailblazer Apprenticeship and an update on the development of level 2, which is strongly led by the requirements of marine and wind energy.
A Vision for Sustainable Composites: Working together - Stella Job, Supply Chain and Environment Manager, Composites UK.
Our Sustainability Working Group recently defined a 2040 vision for a sustainable composites industry. We are now taking a practical approach to achieve that vision, including improving circularity, resource and energy efficiency and understanding environmental impact through the lifecycle.
|Challenges and Environmental Benefits of the use of HDPE Material in Boat Building|
HDPE is the most common plastic for daily use. In industry HDPE is being used for pipes and tubing wires, cable coating, sheets and geomembranes. Advantages of HDPE materials are low moisture absorption, exceptional chemical and corrosion resistance, high impact strength, excellent tensile strength, energy absorption, abrasion resistance, low cost production, machinability and maybe the most important of all ease of recyclability. HDPE does not need paint or antifouling so that harmful chemicals won’t affect the life underwater. HDPE boat’s life cycle is more than 50 years and recycling process is easy and economically feasible. HDPE boat’s history is quite new for market. It has been using for 10 years. A lot of lesson has been learnt. Izmir shipyard is precursor of HDPE boat business. It has built first HDPE boat under a class society supervision and 16 meters long boat. It was very difficult due to HDPE is a very elastic material. Rigidity always is a tough challenge for HDPE boats. On the other hand, research and development department searches a joining technique for a HDPE hull and GRP superstructure hybrid boat to create a safe, durable and aesthetical boat. GRP superstructure provides more flexibility on design concerns. Aesthetic is another key factor in boat design.
|Design and Production: increasing ROI using already in-house software tools|
Software available to the marine industry almost thoroughly covers Naval Architecture, engineering and ship building. Although these tools are seldom used synergistically, they are the effective building blocks of an Out-Of-The-Box, Integrated, Collaborative, Multi-Authoring Environment spanning 3D modelling, weight engineering, CFD, structural analysis & fatigue, seakeeping, stability, CAD, etc. and, most importantly, are already in use in most companies. The results to date of the on-going research exploring a Rhino and Autodesk combined multi-platform environment and following LEAN and AGILE principles are presented. In parallel, a pseudo-PLM strategy is implemented by the creation and maintenance of unique Work-In-Progress and Release information models via the iYaldi structured file management process.
Wednesday 12 June
Conference Room 2
|Unsafe Access in Port - An Industry Problem|
National Workboat Association
The National Workboat Association (NWA) are posing a big question to the visitors and exhibitors at Seawork 2019, a continuing trend of incidents and audit findings show that not everything is being done to ensure safe access to vessels in the workboat sector.
|Employee, Worker or Independent Contractor? How to successfully engage Seafarers and avoid Tax and Employment Tribunals|
Mandi Wilson, Director Legal & Compliance, Ventus Professionals Ltd
Employees, workers and independent contractors all have very different rights, entitlements and obligations, both in terms of UK and EU employment law, the MLC and UK tax law.
With effect from April 2020, HMRC are extending the IR35 ‘off payroll’ rules to the private sector. This means that many vessel operators that use Independent Contractors will assume the responsibility for identifying whether the working arrangements put the Contractor within or outside of IR35. Getting it wrong may lead to liability on the part of the vessel operator for uncollected PAYE Tax and NI.
Keeping contractors firmly outside of IR35 and containing the consequent provision in the balance sheet should be a key part of every vessel operator’s 2019/20 strategy.
A paradigm shift in industry culture, together with robust implementation of IR35 compliant practices is needed for a successful, penalty-free transition to the new regulations.”
|Small Craft Surveyors Forum|
|NI Solent Branch AGM|
The Nautical Institute
NI Solent Branch AGM with Forkanul Quadar, MCA followed by Helen Croxson on MCA's role in Offshore Renewables
Thursday 13 June
Conference Room 1
|MoD Procurement Sessions|
|Provision of Marine Servies and Range Safety plus Aircrew Training Contracts|
Part of Project Marine Services 2022 (MS2022)
Defence Marine Services, Navy Command
A pan-Defence endorsed requirement for Marine Services delivered through commercial arrangements that provide Defence with the ability to deliver planned outputs, be responsive to demand and, in doing so, drive innovation. Project progress will also be updated, with an emphasis on moorings and markers.