Association News

Passenger Boat Association

PLA request information from Lower Thames PBA members

18 May 2017

Following a recent Port of London Authority (PLA) consultation on the changes to Bye Law 49 and a workshop on sewage discharge prevention, the PLA has requested information from Lower Thames passenger vessel operators. Read how you can get involved. The deadline is 29 May 2017.

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New Technical Report 116

27 Apr 2017

The new Technical Report is out, issue number 16. Containing information on the new and now only applicable Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU, an up-to-date list of Harmonised Standards, news from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, health and safety advice and much more.

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British Marine responds to Thames Water’s £20m fine

25 Mar 2017

Read how British Marine welcomes last week's decision to fine Thames Water £20m after the water company pumped nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames and calls for the money to be reinvested.

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The essential app for the River Thames

23 Jan 2017

British Marine Thames Valley, a regional association within British Marine, is pleased to announce the next phase of its mobile App project. Working in partnership with the River Thames Guide, members will now be able to promote their businesses to more than 15,000 of the River Thames Guide App; with on-line and off-line versions for iOS, Android and Amazon, every river user can take advantage of the only app dedicated to leisure on the River Thames.

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MCA consultation on the Ship Recycling Regulations 2017

27 Jul 2017

The MCA has released a draft statutory instrument bringing into force the EU’s ship recycling regulations ahead of the IMO’s Hong Kong convention. It is calling for your feedback on these new regulations. The deadline for comments is 15 September 2017.


Porto Montenegro named first marina in the world to receive Platinum status

27 Jul 2017

Last year, TYHA and the MIA launched a new 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation, designed to recognise a small but increasing number of marinas in the world which cater for a very discerning customer base. In many cases, these house facilities to cater for superyachts and importantly, owners and their crew. This week, Porto Montenegro was been announced as the first marina ever to be awarded this status, the highest for any marina across the world.


Member supports maritime search and rescue awards

19 Jul 2017

Member news

British Marine member, McMurdo, has announced its support of the H.E.R.O Awards. Organised by the International Maritime Federation (IMRF), these Awards raise awareness and recognition of the hard-working individuals and organisations making maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) possible.


Birchwood Marine is looking for an investor

19 Jul 2017

Member news

Vick Marine Ltd, (the Group Holding Company) and the owners of Birchwood Marine International Ltd, is seeking an investor/purchaser for the International Property Rights (IPR) of the Birchwood brand.

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Interested in an exclusive Superyacht Marketing Masterclass?

19 Jul 2017

General News

British Marine has joined forces with British Marine member, Nancarrow Partnership, to offer a marketing masterclass exclusively for Superyacht UK members. Before finalising the date of the session, we want to hear from members interested in attending this event.

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City and Guilds publishes a new marine engineering qualification to support the new Marine Engineering Apprenticeship Standard

19 Jul 2017

General News

Do you or are you looking to take on marine and engineering apprentices? If so, ensure you know all there is to know about the new Level 2 Diploma in Marine Engineering (Foundation) (2473-12). This qualification will support the delivery of the new Marine Engineer Apprenticeship Standard, which overtime will replace the existing apprenticeship framework pathways.


New RSG Guidelines is now available

19 Jul 2017

General News

The Recreational Craft Sectoral Group (RSG) was established to assist in the uniform application and interpretation of the RCD by all notified bodies and other parties with a valid interest. The new RSG Guidelines provides invaluable insight into the RCD and its application.

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Changes to British Marine and Boat Shows governance

14 Jul 2017

General News

After a yearlong governance review, changes to the British Marine Board structure have been implemented based on proposals developed and agreed by the former Management Board, British Marine Boat Shows Board and the British Marine Council, to streamline the governance of the organisation. This governance review was a corporate objective in our 2016/17 business plan.


Quicker, cheaper, digital service for some marine licence applications is launched

13 Jul 2017

General News

Read about the new self-service scheme, which covers six categories of activity and has also enabled the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to reduce the associated cost for applications from £175 to £50.


Marina and Boatyard Operative Trailblazer employer group gets permission to develop

13 Jul 2017

An employer group, chaired by Jon Eads of Salterns Marina, has succeeded in gaining approval to develop a new Marina and Boatyard Operative Apprenticeship Standard. A big well done to the employer group and a big thank you for the time and effort members have put in so far. Read on to find out what happens next.


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