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Explore at INC

There’s more to INC than just the leading keynotes and diverse session themes – join us at the National Museum of Scotland’s Explore Gallery on Tuesday evening and meet Dolly the sheep! Don’t miss out on the fun – register now



Venue: HQS WELLINGTON, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN

Time:  17:30 for 18:15

Below is the planned programme for 2019, which will be updated as titles are provided.

Date 2019 Organisation Topic Speaker/s
4th Feb RIN Guidance from outer space John Pottle
4th March HCMM Costa Concordia – What Should We Learn? Capt. Michael Lloyd
1st April RINA IMO’s Strategy to Reduce GHG Emissions from Ships Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution at IMO
13th May HCMM Piloting the Giants  Capt Mike Robarts
3rd June NI Container Ship Firefighting Panel debate
1st July BACS Marine Casualties
2nd Sept IMarEST  Fuel Challenges for 2020 and beyond  Capt Muhammad Shafique
7th Oct RINA Formal Safety Assessment  Sascha Pristrom
4th Nov ICHCA Developments in Cybercrime
2nd Dec NI TBC  Panel debate

Joint Meetings are held on board HQS Wellington, normally on the first Monday of the month. The programme involves the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM), The Nautical Institute London Branch (NI), the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the British Association of Cargo Surveyors (BACS) and The International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA)


The Shipping Exchange, sponsored by the Honourable Company and supported by Maritime UK, is now online and being well received by the industry. You can listen to the show on Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts or follow this link: The first topic is BREXIT, with more podcasts to follow, and venture was conceived by HCMM Apprentice Graham Fisher






Video Bulletin 1: COLREGS (Use of VHF); Risks attached to the use of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs); yacht encounter with a ferry

Video Bulletin 2: COLREGS (TSS Deepwater route in English Channel, inappropriate use of route by fast container ship causing unnecessarily close quarters passing of a VLCC at speed; blocked engine fire suppressant system pipework due to passing seawater valves.

Video Bulletin 3: Importance of briefings, checklists, procedures, bridge layout design and master / pilot exchange; mooring deck safety, dangers of snapbacks from patron lines, inappropriate berths for vessels; Œsuperman¹ behaviour by a super yacht crewmember putting his life in danger.

Video Bulletin 4: ECDIS issues; each not seen at night (limitations at night); TSS crossing incident with a ferry

Video Bulletin 5: Hazards, Risks, importance of Toolbox Talks; trip hazards for pilots in boarding area.

Video Bulletin 6: Dangers for pilots boarding vessels, pilot ladder issues including ship design; line handling

Video Bulletin 7: Tugs and pilots (comms and procedures); anchoring hazards (windlass maintenance, weather, procedures); some best practices and tips; CHIRP Maritime Digest endorsed by IMO.

Video Bulletin 8: Pirates; dangers associated with pilots boarding (poor ship design, poor / damaged ladders and equipment); incident examples illustrating each of the Deadly Dozen human factors used for investigation purposes.

Video Bulletin 9: New Director Maritime (Jeff Parfitt); each versus ferry (again); trip and fall hazard for pilots and officers on the bridge wing (non approved platform installed; RIB offering yacht assistance when unqualified to do so and capsizing;

 Just click on the following link to access all of the video bulletins:

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