Seawork ShowNews Spring 2023

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The countdown is on to Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition – Seawork, the annual meeting place for the commercial marine and workboat sector.

This year’s focus is on how the commercial marine industry is adapting and innovating to face the dual pressures of reducing operational expenditure at the same time as meeting the mandatory targets to decarbonise operations.

Exhibit at Seawork - the proven platform to build business networks delivers an international audience of visitors supported by trusted partners made up of the industry’s key associations and representative organisations.

Maximise the time for business with shorter, bitesize, in-person Seawork Conferences sessions. Focus on the specific topics that are relevant and can make a difference to your organisation.

Meet UK Government Departments, including the National Shipbuilding Office (NSO), as well as Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the newly formed Department for Business and Trade (DBT) hosted business briefings.

Attend the Commercial Marine Network’s third series of the informative Get Set For Workboat 2050, looking at practical applications of decarbonisation in partnership with The Workboat Association.

Join The Workboat Association’s Safety Forum, highlighting new regulations in this industry sector.

Hear from Industry leaders on ‘Understanding

the Power of Tidal Projects’, hosted by The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA). See and try fast vessels operating at high speed for security interventions and Search & Rescue at Speed@Seawork, the sector specific event Monday 12 June at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Attract the workforce of the future at Seawork’s Careers & Training Day where students and young people come to see firsthand what a job in the commercial marine industry could look like and gain insight in to the opportunities available.

Discover the latest equipment, services, projects and vessels at the Seawork Innovations Showcase, sponsored by SMI.

Celebrate the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this vibrant and productive industry sector at the European Commercial Marine Awards, sponsored by Siemens and presented on the opening day of Seawork.

Seawork & Marine Civils will see a strong presence by UK Government Departments, including the National Shipbuilding Office (NSO), as well as Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the newly formed Department for Business and Trade (DBT).

The NSO coordinates vessel procurement across all Government Departments, implements the refreshed National Shipbuilding Strategy and wants to meet UK-based vessel builders and supply chain companies to understand capabilities and better target support.

Dealing with the procurement and through life support of all boats and their equipment used by all three services, the DE&S “Boats Team MOD department will be present again in strength to meet with existing clients and new

potential clients.

The DBT Maritime Capability Campaign Office (MCCO) helps UK national companies involved with sales and export of boats, equipment and related services abroad; providing advice on both commercial and military export business as well as UK Export Finance.

This is a unique opportunity for Seawork exhibitors to talk directly to UK Government Departments. Exhibitors should submit their meeting requests via the online Seawork exhibitor manual.

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The Young Person’s Development Award offers young people, from 16 – 25 years of age, who are currently studying for, or beginning, a career in the maritime industry, an opportunity to achieve industry recognition and a bursary to help further their career.

The prestigious European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs) attracts entries from across Europe, recognising the depth of excellence in the commercial marine industry. The ECMAs celebrate the

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“Volvo Penta understands that to future proof our business we need to invest in the younger generation. That is why we have chosen to sponsor this particular award.

“After launching our own Marine Apprenticeship in collaboration with Bournemouth & Poole College, in July

outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this vibrant and productive sector. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the ECMAs are presented at an awards evening on the opening day of Seawork.

If you know or are a young person between 16 – 25 years of age, currently

studying to work or begin a career in the maritime industry, enter the Young Person’s Development Award, the winner of which will be announced on 13th June 2023, and win a bursary worth £850!

Interested in entering:

Provide a short, informal video to show your passion for the industry, and why you should win the bursary.

Provide a few words to explain what you’d spend the bursary on and how it would help your career.


2022, we have seen the benefits young people bring to our businesses. Taking the time to incorporate them into our world and fill a void of skilled engineers can only help build our future.

“Our company values of Passion, Customer Focus, Teamwork and Professionalism are all things that can

be found in our apprentices. Taught early on, Volvo Penta see the benefits and understand the need to invest in the future.”

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A pioneering scheme is uniting students from around the world with local community volunteers with the shared aim of helping to save lives on the coast.

Thought to be a world-first, the collaborative scheme has seen the establishment of a new National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) station at the prestigious UWC Atlantic College at St Donat’s, Wales, UK where seven student NCI ‘cadets’ from Canada, Kenya, Taiwan, Pakistan, China, Peru and the Netherlands are now completing their training under the supervision of trained volunteers from the local area. It’s also part of the students’ formal International Baccalaureate qualification which requires an element of service in the community.

The NCI St Donat’s Bay station, on the rugged Vale of Glamorgan coast to the west of Cardiff, is one of nearly 60 of the charity’s stations around Wales and England. The Atlantic College students (aged between 16 and 19) are receiving the NCI’s watchkeeping training in a range of skills such as interpreting weather and tides, VHF radio operation and reading maritime charts.

Jessica Moon Bowen,

Activities Team Leader at UWC Atlantic and Deputy Station Manager NCI St Donat’s Bay, said the initiative continues the college’s long connections with maritime safety.

“Here at UWC Atlantic, we have a long history of helping to save lives at sea, going back to the 1960s when our students helped develop the Atlantic class rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) which revolutionised international maritime rescue and became the model for RNLI inshore rescue boats.

“And now, our partnership with the NCI means we are bringing our student experience and skills right up to date, creating lifesavers of the future who will help spread the word worldwide,” she said.

Ms Bowen added, “They started training in September 2022 and they already have a great sense of achievement and fulfilment to take on to their future lives and careers. One of the students is from Peru and has been so inspired by the whole experience that she’s already thinking about setting up a similar scheme when she returns home to Lima.

“It’s fantastic that our students really can help maritime safety in our local community through our

partnership with the NCI and take it on to the next level.”

The St Donat’s Bay station opened in 2021 and is expected to achieve HM Coastguard Declared Facility Status in 2023 which means it is formally recognised as part of the maritime search and rescue organisation. The Covid pandemic delayed the start of training but it’s now well underway, said Station Manager Jo Schup.

“Covid safety meant that we were only able to start our cadet training a few months ago but we’re delighted to see that the wonderful partnership with UWC Atlantic is now coming to fruition. The detailed training provided to the cadets

New status fundamental to training

SeaRegs Training celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with great news.

Following 5 years of successfully delivering apprenticeship training through sub-contracting, SeaRegs Training has now been approved by the UK Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to work directly with employers and apprentices as a Main Provider.

SeaRegs Training currently has over forty Boatmaster, Workboat Crew and Port Operative Apprentices through 20 employers, with more starting in March and another cohort due in Autumn of this year.

SeaRegs Training’s proven track record of successfully training apprentices across the three apprenticeship standards and their close working relationship with

employers and apprentices alike has seen demand for their apprenticeship provision grow over the last couple of years.

Director Simon Jinks commented, “We’ve worked on promoting apprenticeships to employers over the last 12 months, interest has grown as they

is exactly the same as that for all our volunteers and they are really rising to the challenge.”

Another challenge has also been the language and maritime terminology which the students have not experienced before. Jo added, “As an island nation, we take our weather and a lot of our maritime vocabulary for granted. But people from different parts of the world may never have experienced some of the words and terms we routinely use such as foghorn, tides and currents or sea mists. Our local volunteers have been amazing in helping the students with practical support and backing up the training to help them succeed.”

understand the benefits of recruiting and training apprentices.

“During Seawork 2022, The Workboat Association invited a number of our apprentices to attend their annual dinner to showcase apprenticeships and raise awareness in the industry. Becoming a main provider is fundamental to protect the apprenticeship training programmes we’ve developed and will allow us to continue to improve and expand our provision”.

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attractive, multifaceted sector and get on to the commercial marine job path.

Working with Maritime UK and the Solent LEP, Seawork is set to deliver an exciting event promoting career opportunities in the commercial marine industry on the final day of Seawork, Thursday 15 June 2023.

Maritime businesses and organisations offer a range of different job opportunities and are always seeking to expand the skills base of existing and future employees. Seawork exhibitors come from all sectors of the industry and can show the huge scope of roles available, both on the water and shore based, for people with or without qualifications.

With a focus on skills, learning and employment, the Careers and Training pavilion, open on all three days of Seawork, gives visitors the chance to explore opportunities within the commercial marine industry. Exhibitors include specialist recruitment companies, education centres and training organisations, many with apprenticeship schemes, all offering expert advice on how to start and maintain a successful maritime career. They can also offer advice on the schemes and help is available to enable the young and not so young to join this

Students and young people aged between 15 and 19 from local schools, colleges, training centres and universities will be able to see first-hand what a job in the commercial marine industry could look like and gain some valuable insight on the opportunities available, including the areas that most young people don’t think about such as Marine Surveying, Naval Architecture / Vessel Design & Build, Diving. Marine Civil Engineering, Engineering and Vessel operators. Seawork 2023 will also see a new Careers Trail using QR Codes.

Two dedicated Careers events, will take place in Seawork’s Conference Rooms; Conference Room 1 will host the Careers and Training Fair where Seawork exhibitors will be on hand to offer advice, information, literature and giveaways.

Students will get a unique chance to talk and question professionals and trainees who are currently working in the industry, getting a personal insight into the companies and the work opportunities on offer.

“Commercial Marine has Talent”, a live showcase of people working in the industry will be hosted in Conference Room 2 Speakers from across the sectors will be selected specifically to appeal to the audience and to allow the young people to actively engage in assessing whether a career in the industry is for them.

The students will then tour Seawork, speaking to exhibitors, visiting the pontoons, going onboard vessels and taking part in the Seawork video competition with an opportunity to win some great prizes.

If you would like to be part of the Careers Fair, please email Fay Reeve: freeve@seawork.

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The 24th edition of Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, is a proven platform to build business networks.

Seawork delivers an international audience of visitors supported by our trusted partners.

Seawork is the meeting place for the commercial marine and workboat sector.

Speed@Seawork on Monday 12 June at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes offers a sector specific event for fast vessels operating at high speed for security interventions and Search & Rescue.


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The Careers & Training Day on Thursday 15 June 2023 delivers a programme focused on careers in the commercial marine industry.

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What is Speed@Seawork? 5 For fast boat builders, users and equipment suppliers 5 Day of sea trials from the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Isle of Wight 5 Informal networking with military procurement, attaches and end users 5 Pertinent key note speeches from Procurement and Military personnel 5 Breakfast session sponsored by OSI or call the Seawork Sales Team at +44 (0)1329 825335 JOIN US FOR SIGN UP Sponsored by: Supported by


Speed@Seawork returns to Cowes, Isle of Wight, with a new venue for 2023 in the shape of the historic Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS).

Five centuries after the Castle was built as a deterrent to security threats at the time, the award-winning Pavilion on the Squadron lawn will welcome an international field of fast vessels that operate at high speed in the field of security intervention and Search And Rescue.

Aimed squarely at facilitating growth and development for the design, build and operation of these vessels, Speed@Seawork turns the spotlight on this significant specialist sector of the commercial marine business, offering knowledge sharing, networking, exhibiting, sponsorship and demonstration opportunities.

Delegates can expect to access sectorspecific companies throughout the day and receive pertinent keynote speeches from Procurement and MOD personnel, with the first presentations over breakfast.

Speed@Seawork, the sector-specific feature of Seawork, Europe’s leading commercial marine exhibition organised by Mercator Media, will be held on Monday 12 June 2023.

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Vessel monitoring and control solutions provider, Reygar, has won Innovate UK funding to develop a range of new features for its successful BareFLEET product in collaboration with Singaporebased designer, builder, owner and operator of high-speed aluminium craft, Penguin International Limited (PIL).

The project, dubbed FleetVision, will build on Reygar’s commercially proven BareFLEET technology to offer live feedback on various aspects of vessel performance, leveraging Penguin’s extensive experience in shipbuilding and ship management.

Machine learning tools will be jointly developed to identify operating efficiency and cost reduction opportunities and to monitor machinery health, alongside adaptations that will enable more vessel types to benefit from the system.

PIL designs and builds a range of aluminium workboats which it also owns and operates. Since 1995, PIL has delivered over 200 aluminium vessels to ship owners globally and is the world’s biggest builder of multi-role crew boats.

Both Reygar and PIL envisage long-term, mutual benefits, with the project acting as a potential launch pad for access to new technology and target markets.

James Tham, PIL’s Managing Director, sees vast potential in the application of data-driven performance monitoring technology to enhance efficiency and emission reductions for commercial highspeed vessels.

“FleetVision represents the coming together of proven expertise and experience in real-time remote monitoring technology and the design, construction and operation of efficient, human-centric high-speed workboats. The outcome will

be an intelligent performance analytics and decision support tool, developed by experienced practitioners, for sustainable high-speed vessel operations.”

Reygar was founded in 2012 by Chris Huxley-Reynard and Felix Francis, both of whom have extensive, handson experience in offshore renewables, maritime operations and the application of new technologies for efficient fleet operations. Applying that understanding of the practical challenges faced by mariners and vessel operators has been key in developing the company’s simple to use and cost-effective technology.

Chris Huxley-Reynard, CEO of Reygar, said, “We are passionate about helping fleet operators make better,


Berthon Power, the sole UK and Ireland distributor of the Cox 300hp diesel outboard, has appointed Andrew Cox Marine in Falmouth, UK as a Cox Powertrain dealer. Berthon has invested in Cox Powertrain for the past 10 years.

Cox Powertrain designs innovative diesel-powered outboard engines, which are fuel efficient, high-powered and ecofriendly. Made for commercial or leisure use, Berthon says they are perfectly matched for industries such as oil and gas, aquaculture, fishing, patrol & pilot boats, superyacht tenders and many more.

The new Cornish dealer Andrew Cox Marine is a family-run business that has provided a professional and friendly

marine engineering service in marinas and boat yards in mid and West Cornwall for nearly 25 years.

“I am looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Berthon Power” commented Andrew Cox. “The 300hp diesel outboard is the perfect addition to our portfolio of outboard motors, stern drives and generator sets and we are excited about what the future holds with this engine.”

Dominic May, Berthon Power Managing Director, commented, “COX diesel outboard engines have gone from strength to strength over the last few years. It is great to see our plans coming together with dealers for the COX engine being signed up

more informed decisions to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Live feedback on vessel performance means that a range of cost, fuel and emissions saving opportunities can be seen and acted upon in real time, optimising operations both onboard and from the shore. Leveraging machine learning to help identify trends in machinery health and vessel performance also improves availability and supports the achievement of operating efficiency goals.”

FleetVision kicked off towards the end of 2022 and is expected to run over the next two years. The collaborative research and development project is funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, and in partnership with Enterprise Singapore.

across the UK so that customers know that when they buy a COX engine in the UK, the aftersales service will be unrivalled.”

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Achieving the strategic aim of an all-electric RIB event support fleet on Italy’s Lake Garda by 2024 is a step closer thanks to RS Electric Boats and Milan-based Negrinautica, one of the largest watersports distributors in Europe.

Working with an Italian consortium of tourism specialists, mayors of local regions, presidents of communities, and councillors for tourism, and sport, as well as pertinent sailing clubs - all of whom are actively working towards preserving the natural, stunning beauty of the area and the sailing on offerNegrinautica set up a key stakeholders’ conference and invited RS Electric Boats to showcase its Pulse 63 RIB.

New innovative access options for inspection, maintenance, build and demolition of bridges, piers and other structures over water are now available thanks to a new partnership between ScaffFloat, developer of a patented plastic float that allows the design and build of pontoons and workboats out of standard scaffold components, and Richter the largest firm of temporary works designers in the UK.

The suspended ScaffFloat platform is built off-site and then lifted on to the water. Once afloat, the self-propelled system travels along the waterway to the bridge, even if this is miles from the launch site.

Once in place under the bridge, lines or anchors are used to temporarily hold station while a MEWP (mobile elevating work platform) on deck is used to make the connections to the underside of the bridge. A hoisting system is then used to lift the platform up under the bridge together with a payload of equipment, plant, materials, and scaffold.

Bracing is then applied to stop sway and the scaffold can be quickly and safely punched up from the ScaffFloat beams to give access to the top side of the bridge for contractors.

Encapsulation or netting can be added to capture any paint or debris released during the planned works. When works are complete the platform can then be lowered to the water and re-positioned, or if needed multiple platforms can be placed side by side.

There are an estimated 15,000 over water structures in the UK alone, from large commercial piers and ferry terminals to thousands of rail, vehicle, and footbridges over rivers, canals, and other waterways all needing continuous maintenance; work requires an access

system, normally a suspended scaffold, to be installed before works take place.

This innovative ScaffFloat platform offers several advantages to projects where traditional solutions may struggle to be viable; the ScaffFloat can offer a much lower cost access solution than a full scaffold, is quicker to install – it can be mobilised by a 4-person team, launched, and lifted under the bridge in 2 days, reduces disruption to the top side of the bridge - particularly useful in city centre locations, workers are always working within full TG20 compliant edge protection, and the system can be designed so that there is always sufficient space on navigable channels for vessels to pass beneath.

Toby Budd, MD of ScaffFloat said, “ScaffFloat has come a long way since it was launched two years ago. The system has really proved itself now and we have completed over 50 projects and provided 5,000 hours of safe floating access to contractors around the UK and abroad. This suspended offering is another big step forward for the system, really exciting.”

“We are specialists in floaty things and recognise where our strength lies. This is why we now partner with Richter and 48.3 Scaffold Design on projects, they do what they are good at: making sure the design meets all industry standards and if necessary they can provide a Cat 3 check, and we do the floaty and hoisting bit on site and make sure it all goes to plan.”

Globally the scaffold industry is worth over £64 billion and is growing by 5% a year. A recent industry report by KBV stated, “Over the projection period, lightweight suspended scaffoldings will acquire substantial traction.” which indicates this new offer by ScaffFloat could be popular given time and cost saving and safety.

“Negrinautica got everyone together to discuss their aims,” says Alex Newton-Southon, CEO - Technical RS Marine Group, “and then we gave a presentation on the Pulse, what it stands for and what it can do. Then we took the stakeholders out to experience it. We’ve been asked to loan the area one for the summer. We will. This will then underpin their confidence that the Pulse 63 is reliable and it is what they think it is.”

Newton-Southon says that although the strategy is being led by the north part of the lake, in reality it is likely to be adopted throughout. “I imagine they’ll want to replace all like for like boats in the area,” he says. “The Italians currently allow up to 40hp on the lake - and there’s a mixture of everything, as sailing schools, clubs, event organisers and police look to replace their current RIBs. The consortium was really engaged to see the future of electric boats.

“I’ve spent many years sailing in Lake Garda and to me it’s the best place in the world. To be able to support it with like-minded people with RS Electric is really powerful.”

“Motorised navigation has been prohibited in the waters of Garda Trentino since the 1980s and electric mobility is certainly a direction to take: the world of regattas itself is moving in this direction,” says Pietro Negri, Owner of Negrinautica.

He says the Pulse 63 was chosen to be showcased as “The electric transmission of the engine guarantees instant acceleration, control sensitivity and hydrodynamic performance on the water. Its simplicity generates low noise, low vibration, low weight and minimum maintenance.” SPRING 2023 Shownews | 9 < Tel:+44 1329 825335 l Email: > WORKING TOGETHER


National Energy Corporation (NEC), a subsidiary of the state-owned National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, has taken delivery of a new Damen Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tug 2811. Although not yet a requirement in the Caribbean, NEC has opted to have a Class certified Damen Marine NOx Reduction System installed.

The ASD Tug 2811, named National Energy Resilience in recognition of the role it will play in delivering low-emission towage, has also been fitted with Damen Triton, Damen’s in-house remote monitoring software. Triton gathers data from across the vessel and analyses it to deliver valuable insights into efficiency and operability to owners and operators via its web-based platform. For NEC, this will include insights into fuel consumption and CO₂, NOx and CO₂e emissions. Combining this data with its operational profile will allow NEC to optimize the vessel’s operating profile, potentially reducing fuel consumption by up to 15-20%.

NEC is making the purchase in response to the increase in oil & gas exploration and production in the waters of the southern Caribbean, with its duties including rig relocation and other offshore operations. Adding an advanced, low-emission tug to the fleet sends a clear message to its customers that it is prepared to invest in assets that contribute to a sustainable future. National Energy Resilience is also its most powerful vessel yet with 60-tonnes of bollard pull.

Michelle Scipio-Hosang, Vice President, Port and Estate Management (Ag.) at NEC, commented, “We take our role as a regional leader in sustainability very seriously, and actions speak louder than words. We seek

to align ourselves with suppliers who share our values and Damen has always been forward thinking and responsive to our needs and objectives. The National Energy Resilience sends a clear message to our customers that we take our leadership position seriously, and we look forward to working with Damen in the future on nextgeneration vessels powered by electricity and alternative fuels.”

MST ‘highly effective platform’ selected

Marine Specialised Technology Group (“MST Group”) has been commissioned by Damen Shipyards Group to equip the German Navy’s F126 frigates with special forces 12m FRISC® rigid-hulled inflatable mission boats, complete with transportation trailers and a comprehensive Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) package.

The FRISC® craft are the latest generation of MST’s well proven Fast

Raiding, Intervention and Special Forces Craft Series and will provide the German Navy with an enhanced combat platform,

Bram van der Plas, Damen Area Manager Caribbean, added, “We are delighted that National Energy Corporation has chosen a next-generation ASD Tug 2811 complete with a Damen Marine NOx Reduction System. We greatly value their confidence in our vessels and the support we provide. The choice for this vessel and the message that NEC has given with this purchase will set the tone for the years to come in the region.”

utilising state- of-the-art navigation and C2 command systems, to meet current and future military requirements. Ben Kerfoot, Managing Director for Marine Specialised Technology Group, said, “MST are extremely pleased to be working together with Damen again on this prestigious project, this time with Damen Naval on complex frigates, providing a highly effective platform against maritime threats.”

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Expanding the support network available to Yamaha outboard owners along the UK South coast, a new Yamaha service centre has opened on the banks of the popular River Hamble.

Sporting Yamaha’s new visual identity and doubling the size of its business, KMO Marine Ltd’s new 1000sqft facility in Port Hamble comprises a sales showroom and workshop, while a fully fitted van workshop has been set up to efficiently allow KMO engineers to carry out mobile servicing and maintenance of Yamaha outboards anywhere along the South coast.

KMO is also looking towards the commercial market to offer Yamaha servicing and repowers to business owners to ensure their outboards remain in reliable condition and fit for purpose. Requiring reliable outboards for its safety boats to support student activities, the United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA) on the Isle of Wight has just signed an agreement for the supply of Yamaha outboards for all its training, support RIBs and keel boats.

An autonomous ‘air-ground payload transfer device’ with truly disruptive capabilities for drone delivery applications, the “BMT SPARROW”, has been successfully patented by BMT. The novel concept solves fundamental problems associated with drone deliveries in challenging and sensitive environments.

Phil Metcalfe, BMT Regional Business Director for UK and Europe, commented, “Our patent (granted by the U.K. Intellectual Property Office) signals a new type of suspended robotic device... that takes over responsibility for the final moments of payload delivery, and better suited to challenging and sensitive environments. This small, highly-ruggedised robotic device could even autonomously collect packages as well as deliver them without the need for infrastructure on the ground.”

BMT SPARROW is fundamentally

different to winch systems commonly used in current trials for delivery drones. On a winch, the payload swinging at the bottom end of a line is raised or lowered by the cable drum attached to the underside of the fuselage, and moved horizontally by subtle movements of the drone above. This provides poor control of the payload, especially in windy conditions and limits the maximum height of the drone. In comparison, BMT SPARROW is located at the bottom end of the line with the payload with its own power, sensors and actuators; it has autonomous control of its descent using an internal drum, while making precise and immediate horizontal adjustments to counter wind effects using four small, quiet pusher fans. BMT SPARROW takes responsibility of the delivery, allowing the larger delivery drone to remain much, much higher at the destination, relatively unheard and unobtrusive at ground level. SPRING 2023 Shownews | 11 < Tel:+44 1329 825335 l Email: > WORKING TOGETHER

The MFV ‘Copious’ LK 985, a new 24.9 m fishing vessel has been handed over to 60 North Fishing company of Shetland by Macduff Ship Design. The vessel is the first of a pair of sister vessels for the company and was built in Croatia by Tehnomont shipyard to a full design package supplied by Macduff Ship Design.

The vessel completed her delivery trip to Shetland, through the Mediterranean, up the West coast of Portugal, Spain and Ireland, arriving in Shetland on the morning of 14 January just in time for the islands fire festival ‘Up Helly Aa’.

In recent years Macduff Ship Design has been involved in tank and CFD testing of several vessels, developing an advanced understanding on how the hull form can influence both vessel resistance and seakeeping. The knowledge, applied to the hull of the Copious, ensures a vessel that can handle the unpredictable and often times rough seas in its fishing area whilst performing with optimum efficiency to minimise fuel consumption.

‘Copious’ is able to readily swap between single net trawling, twin rigging and pair trawling with all equipment needed for these three operations carried onboard.

The second vessel, to be named ‘Prolific’, is set to be delivered later in the year.



Supporting Scotland’s growing offshore energy sector, Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has installed a heavyduty pontoon system in Eyemouth Harbour as part of the new operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the

Neart na Gaoith Offshore Windfarm. The bespoke pontoon system comprises a 58m x 4m pontoon and a 27m x 4m pontoon, both with one metre freeboard to match that of the vessels, creating a quality berthing facility for crew

transfer vessels (CTVs) serving the new windfarm which is situated 15.5 km of the coast of Fife.

With a capacity for displacement vessels up to 140 tonnes, both pontoons are connected to the shore via 28m x 1.5m access bridges and are topped with GRP decking with excellent anti-slip properties suitable for commercial application.

Illumination from high-level lighting further ensures safe working conditions for workers and CTV crews all year round, day and night, during the commissioning and ongoing maintenance phases of the Neart na Gaoith Offshore Windfarm.

“We installed NNG’s new pontoons in the busy harbour basin, on the marine side, during the build phase of the O&M building, which meant working closely with multiple contractors to ensure the project was completed safely and on time,” says Calum MacDougall, Engineering Sales Manager at ICMS.

“We’ve been delighted to be involved with a project that will bring long lasting benefits to the local community, businesses and the economy.”

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Strategic Marine has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Purus Wind’s HST Marine to build three Brevity-class Crew Transfer Vessels for the UK-based offshore vessel owneroperator. The agreement binds the two parties to negotiations on a vessel building contract for the Chartwell Marine-designed 27m catamarans.

The Brevity-class designs, part of Chartwell Marine’s new offshore wind support vessel range launched in June

2022, are specifically designed to meet the needs of the offshore wind support vessel market and Strategic Marine has previously committed to build three vessels with progressive deliveries from 2024.

The high-powered CTV features enhanced manoeuvrability and stability due to its

signature hull form optimisation. This also ensures cost-effective and low-emissions operation via its hybrid systems, a growing requirement of the offshore wind industry and marine decarbonisation efforts.

The vessel has a capacity of up to 32 personnel. Multiple crew configurations enable flexibility in space planning and enhance comfort and crew welfare during long offshore stays.

In addition to the Chartwell Marinedesigned vessels in its fleet, HST Marine’s choice to work with Strategic Marine on more newbuilds soon after signing a significant contract to build four hybrid CTVs shows its confidence in the company.


Marine Fire Safety; specialists in firefighting and life saving equipment for the marine industry, has received Lloyd’s Register Approved Service Supplier status, for the servicing of leading brands in the marine firefighting and safety market.

This certification reinforces the team’s ability to carry out inspections, service and maintenance of marine portable and fixed firefighting systems, as well as the servicing and inspection of marine life saving equipment.

Mark Bresnahan, Managing Director at Marine Fire Safety, comments “We are delighted to have received Lloyds Register Approval for our marine firefighting and marine life saving sectors of the business.

“For many of our commercial customers, it’s critical that our work satisfies the regulatory requirements needed for their safe operation and supports their level of trust and investment with us. This approval does just that, giving our customers additional confidence in the services we offer and the assurance that we are

meeting the industries exacting standards.

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help us to grow our business and identify new opportunities in both the commercial and leisure marine markets.”
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Awards Evening Siemens Financial Services Guinness Bar Innovations Showcase Lanyards Pontoons Toilet Sponsorship Training & Careers Pavilion Young Persons Development Award Speed @ SeaworkWelcome breakfast Cardboard Boat Regatta SPRING 2023 Shownews | 15 < Tel:+44 1329 825335 l Email: > SPONSORSHIP AT SEAWORK 2023 Pontoons Toilets Training & Careers pavilion SMI Shipyard Pavilion Registration Catering Village Business Enterprise Zone Seawork offers a flexible range of options to match each business’s marketing needs and budget whether inside, outside, small business or on the quayside. Seawork also offers a unique opportunity to display and demonstrate vessels and equipment afloat. Contact the Seawork team to help you make the most of your exhibition: +44 1329 825 335 or Seawork 2023 Sponsors as at Monday 13 March SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Thank you to our Seawork sponsors


‘Team Norway’ will be planting the Norwegian flag for the first time at Seawork this year in the new Team Norway pavilion.

Organised by the Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME), a member organisation for maritime equipment manufacturers and service providers, and hosted by Seawork, the pavilion gives Norwegian companies the opportunity to market and sell their products and services to international decision makers, gathered under the Norwegian Quality Flag.


location, all the support they need, guests and so on, instead of finding themselves in a remote part of an event in the middle of nowhere... all they have to worry about is marketing their services or products. Being in a cluster draws attention, so they get more bang for their buck.”

NME members range from large international corporations to smaller innovative companies and niche players, all sharing the common goal of making the maritime industry more effective and environmentally friendly in different ways through various solutions. They are determined to reach the sustainability goals set by the IMO and the UN.

Since 1995, NME has served as a vital link between Norwegian maritime companies and the global markets with one facet being the organisation of Team Norway pavilions at international trade shows.

NME CEO Erlend Prytz says, “We do it in a cluster of Norwegian – or even non-Norwegian, if they are showcasing Norwegian products or services – firms so that they can get a good

NME project manager Nini Paulsen says, “Norway has been at the forefront of today’s ‘green shift’ with decarbonisation and sustainability on the country’s agenda for a while. Having visited Seawork last year we decided it was the right exhibition to bring that knowledge to.”

“We have over a thousand years of maritime history, and I think most companies sense the quality Norway brings,” added Prytz. “This is what we want to showcase, and we want to do that by establishing ourselves in the city of Southampton at Seawork.”

The Net-Zero challenge needs a global effort across all sectors to achieve its objectives. SMI, working in partnership with Seawork, launched a new fourwebinar series packed full of information on the latest technologies and thinking to help companies and individuals play their part on The Journey to Net-Zero. Focused on improved vessel efficiency and sustainability on the run up to the Seawork exhibition in June, the webinars will be delivered by leading experts from industry and academia, and cover topics such as the impact of the new regulations and guidance, vessel integration and underwater radiated noise.

Vessel Integration

In April 2018, IMO members agreed on a target to cut the shipping sector’s overall CO2 output by 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2008.

Focus to date has been on the individual technologies and fuel debates, however, to meet the IMO targets the solutions will need to be integrated into the vessels. Challenges throughout the lifecycle of the vessels, from design and build through to the right way to enable disposal, are likely. To reach the 2050 targets and continue to manufacture ships for the future, it is imperative that all lifecycle phases are considered and that the embodied carbon is accounted for, allowing the correct equipment selection to be made. The talks in this session will provide examples of recent ship integration challenges as well as outlining the tools and decision processes required to understand the impact of the different options.

Moderated by Tim Currass –Programme Director at SMI, Please join us to explore the complex but promising world of vessel integration.

Register here

The Journey to Net Zero - Improved Vessel Efficiency & Sustainability –Webinar 2: Vessel Integration (

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Webinar 2  04 April 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00
Norway has been at the forefront of today’s ‘green shift’
Nini Paulsen, NME project manager


which takes place from 11:00 –13:00.

CECA is the representative body for companies who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure. With more than 300 members including Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall, Kier, Tarmac & Volker Stevin, CECA represents firms which together carry out an estimated 70-80 per cent of all civil engineering activity in the UK, in the key sectors of transport, energy, communications, waste and water.


Representing Marine Civils at Seawork, CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) will host a Conference Session focused on ‘Understanding the power of Tidal Projects for Marine Civils’ on Wednesday 14 June 2023 – day two of Seawork. Speakers from Industry leading projects TPGEN24 and TIGER (Tidal Stream Industry Energiser) will outline opportunities for marine civils in delivering key offshore infrastructure; the magnitude of investment needed to build and maintain tidal


power projects; the benefits, resilience, and longevity of tidal green energy; and the environmental implications for this renewable energy sector.

CECA will be joined by Martin Willis, Executive Officer of the UK Harbour Masters Association (UKHMA), who will provide his insight on offshore projects and highlight the importance of engaging with the UKHMA for the necessary approvals.

All Seawork & Marine Civils visitors and exhibitors are welcome to attend ‘Understanding the power of Tidal Projects for Marine Civils’

Seawork supporter IJUBOA, the International Jack Up Barge Operators Association, will hold the association’s AGM at Seawork this year. Taking place on Wednesday 14 June, the AGM will be followed by dinner in the Waterside Restaurant onsite at Seawork.


The Workboat Association will be back again to host its “open to all” Safety Forum at Seawork 2023. Hosted by CEO Kerrie Forster, this year’s theme will be Emergency Preparedness – in line with the Association’s 2023 Safety Campaign of the same name. All Seawork visitors are invited to the Safety Forum to get hands-on and learn about (and see) how to respond to a serious emergency scenario both ashore and on board.

New Seawork supporter ISES, the International Ship Engineering Service Association, provides Repairs, Service and Equipment to the Merchant Marine and Offshore Industries in all major ports worldwide.

Founded in 1963, ISES was formed with the vision of creating a quality group of Technical Maritime World professionals providing electrical, mechanical, electronic and specialised services to the marine industry. The mission is to connect ship-owners and managers with high-quality, productive, successful and ethical service providers worldwide.

Members are carefully selected to ensure that the Association maintains a very high level of dedicated and specialised expertise. Clients who engage the services of an ISES member can be confident that they are utilising the skills of a quality assured service company.

The Association has members in more than 30 countries, covering over 150 ports.

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The Workboat Association Safety Forum takes place at Seawork in Conference Room 2 on 14 June (the second day of Seawork) from 14:00 - 16:00 here to book or visit


A major international waterway blocked to trade, pollution to a major waterway, serious injury or loss of life, and significant disruption to supply chains, were all averted thanks to swift action by UK Maritime Pilots.

The MV MOL Treasure, one of the world’s largest Ultra Large Container Ships, departed the Port of Southampton at around 1100 on 26 January, bound for Le Havre. For pilots Capt Christopher Hoyle and Capt Neil Dunn this should have been a routine act of pilotage; albeit one which only very experienced pilots are authorised to carry out given a 400m long vessel with the capacity to carry 20,000 twenty foot containers. The weather conditions were good although gusty, with clear visibility and a calm sea state.

An hour later, the MOL Treasure developed a significant reduction in engine power, and therefore manoeuvrability. Thankfully an escort tug was already in attendance, so with a further three tugs swiftly deployed by Southampton Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), the Pilots were able to keep the vessel safely under control within the navigation channel.

For 10 hours, whilst the Chief Engineer set about trying to identify the issue with the engines, Pilots Hoyle and Dunn used their unique understanding of the waters in this very tricky tidal area of the Solent to work with the tugs to keep the ship from drifting and grounding.

To ensure all personnel involved were fresh enough to carry out their tasks, the Tug crews were exchanged

and a third pilot, Captain Richard Harding, boarded the vessel so that the pilots could “tag team”; regulations demand that two pilots are always needed to pilot a ship of this size. Finally, shortly before midnight, after more than 10 hours with only significantly reduced power available, the MOL Treasure was safely manoeuvred back to port.

Without the skills of the Pilots working together with the Port’s maritime management team involving Harbour Masters, Tug crews, Southampton VTS, and the respective port management staff, the outcome could have been vastly different.

The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association (UKMPA), is the representative professional body for Maritime Pilots in the United Kingdom. Almost every ship entering or leaving a port, is required under UK law to engage a duly Authorised Maritime Pilot, who either boards the vessel in port or at sea and takes conduct of the safe navigation of that vessel. This undertaking is critical to protecting the country’s national infrastructure and environment from damage or pollution, supporting the UK’s economy, and ensuring the safe, timely and efficient movement of all trade.


Seawork has a dedicated in-house PR team who help Seawork exhibitors extend their reach and deepen engagement, not only across the Seawork audience, but also throughout the international commercial marine sector - all for free! Send your press releases to:


Exhibitors can also promote their equipment, services, projects and vessels to hundreds of actively engaged users via our social media channels. Don’t forget when you post news and updates on your social media channels to include the Seawork social media handles and we’ll get your news moving across the Seawork feeds.

Facebook: @Seawork Twitter: @Seawork

LinkedIn: Seawork YouTube: @SeaworkInternational




Two RApide 4600 push boats built by Turkey’s UZMAR Shipyard for Hidrovias do Brazil

S.A. have left the yard for their maiden voyage to Brazil.

After successfully delivering eight diesel-electric shallow draft river push boats in 2014 - 2015; UZMAR Shipyard was awarded a contract for the


Join us for Seawork’s Cardboard Boat Regatta sponsored by

additional two sister vessels with modernised design in 2021.

Specifically designed to push barge convoys (total length 299m, breadth 53m and 48 tonnes max deadweight on inland waterways) the vessels are 45.6m LOA, 16.5m beam, with a bollard pull of 65 tonnes.

Taking place on Wednesday 14 June, Day 2 of Seawork 2023, the regatta event includes live music, bar & food from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

We dare you to race against your foe in the cardboard boat regatta by the quayside.  Can you win the race and take the throne from defending champions, Knighthood Marine?

Open to Seawork exhibitors, the 2023 theme is celebrating “Kings & Queens”, exhibitors can represent their favourite

The Robert Allan designed RApide 4600 series are diesel-electric triple-screw, shallow-draft vessels driven by three azimuth drive propellers in tunnels and will operate along rivers in northern Brazil,

AIS, global supplier of insulation, passive fire protection, buoyancy, and cable protection systems, has been awarded a substantial contract to provide ContraFlex® insulation jackets for an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) vessel. The contract was awarded by a Japanese company operating in Brazil.

Kings & Queens in boat and costume design – be creative – it doesn’t have to be Royal Kings & Queens! We challenge you to stand for your favourite Kings and Queens and defend their honour in the race for the title for either Fastest Boat, The Best Bedecked Boat, or The Most Spectacular Sinking! Celebrate your victory with colleagues and friends with live music, cold drinks and hearty food on the quayside.

The scope includes 400 sqm of thermal insulation for various valves, flanges and pipes plus the installation of all jackets after delivery.

Wilian Tenorio – AIS Brasil´s ContraFlex® sales manager said, “We are very pleased with this award. Our highquality jackets and high level of service played a big part in our negotiations with this customer. Our new QR code technology was also important; it allows full traceability throughout and simplifies installation. It also allows the customer to easily track and make any replacements in the future.”

The jackets are AIS Brasil’s first substantial order for thermal insulation for offshore applications and will be installed in the Brazilian pre-salt area, in the Santos Basin. The FPSO is capable of processing 150,000 barrels of oil per day, 280 MMSCFD (million standard cubic feet of gas per day) and has a storage capacity of 1,600,000 barrels of total fluids. SPRING 2023 Shownews | 19 < Tel:+44 1329 825335 l Email: > EXHIBITOR NEWS
often in remote locations and in challenging operating conditions.



Seawork, the leading European commercial marine exhibition, is using the latest online technology to keep exhibitors and visitors in touch and doing business before and after this year’s event, 13-15 June, Southampton, UK.

Seawork Connect allows exhibitors to maintain a strong virtual presence all year round and to connect at any time to potential new customers, suppliers and distributors.

Visitors can use the Connect functions on to visit virtually this year’s exhibitors and connect with other visitors, setting up instant and scheduled meetings, easily accessing product information,

Seawork Connect


collecting valuable contact details and attending free online events.

Leading AI matching technology behind the Connect platform means that the more users reach out to others in the industry the wider their network grows, and with it the opportunities for increased business. Users can even download reports on the activity around their profile, a useful sales lead tool. Seawork Connect also offers users, both exhibitors and visitors, the chance to keep up to date with industry trends, moves and business updates as well as the latest news on recruitment, skills and professional development.

It’s simple for any user to enjoy the benefits of Seawork Connect. Registration is always open on the website. Once registered, users can enter the world of Connect, build their personal profile and start getting noticed by, and do business with, their fellow commercial marine professionals.

The added benefit of registration is that users will automatically receive their electronic invitation to Seawork 2023 and have full access to news on the features and activities at the live event in June 2023. Registered visitors also have priority booking for Seawork conferences.


5 Make sure you complete your profile and interests

5 Seawork Connect uses the information to offer you valuable recommendations.

5 Track your bookings for sessions online and at Seawork


5 Search and Favourite contacts in the Seawork Visitor List

5 Create your unique personal list of business contacts

5 Message and Meet them online – Instant or Schedule

5 Use your profile statistics to see who’s noticing you, engage and meet with them online

5 Keep track of meetings and messages in My Schedule

5 Get Recommendations for contacts, products, news and events


5 Track and rate your business connections

5 Download Sales Lead reports

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the most out of Seawork



Keep up to date with all the latest videos from the commercial marine industry. features videos of the latest vessels, products and equipment.

Seawork also talks to industry leaders, innovators and experts, bringing you informative webinars and bitesized videos.

Keep up to date, go to Seawork Videos or search Seawork on You Tube.


Seawork uses the latest online technology to keep exhibitors and visitors in touch before and after this year’s event, 13-15 June, Southampton, UK.

The latest online feature is Seawork Podcasts, a series of engaging podcasts including insights from the latest Get Set for Workboat 2050 webinars; “Behind the Badge”, a wry look at some of the people behind Seawork exhibitor’s badges, and “Day in a Life” an audio exposé of the range of careers in the commercial marine industry.

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Behind the Badge 1 - Tony Birr


Decarbonisation & OPEX Reduction

The all-new 2023 Seawork Conferences will deliver bitesize in-person sessions to help commercial marine and workboat operators face the challenge of reducing operational expenditure at the same time as meeting the mandatory targets to decarbonise operations.

Vessel owners and operators will learn how their businesses can create cost savings whilst benefitting from the latest developments in alternative fuels, hybrid propulsion, technology, and design.

Sessions are free to attend - Register via

Session 1 09:00 - 10:30

Alternative fuels - how operators can make the right choice

Ben Craig, Emissions Reduction Technical Specialist at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), will be joining Moderator Owen Preece for this kick-off session from 09:00 – 10:30. Our speakers include naval architects - Chartwell Marine - presenting on their latest methanol project, ePropulsion, and a vessel operator covering alternative fuel options with hydrogen.

Session 2 11:00 – 12:30

Driving efficiency with hybrid marine propulsion –the next generation

How can your fleet benefit from the latest developments in hybrid technology and propulsion? Mehmet Belibagli, Technical Sales Manager for Volvo Penta UK and Eugene Bari, CEO of Ecomar Propulsion join moderator Noel Tomlinson for this second session of the day. Delegates will also hear from vessel operators using the latest hybrid technology and naval architects - BMT.

Session 3

13:30 - 15:00

Smart onboard solutions help reduce operator costs

Smart onboard monitoring solutions not only help owners and operators reduce fuel and emissions but can improve passenger safety, provide early warning of equipment health issues, monitoring of passenger motion sickness as well as vessel impact forces. Speakers joining moderator Jonathan Williams from 13:30 - 15:00 include Leo Zecchini, Head of Customer & Product Support at FPT Industrial - Hendy Power, Darren Jones, ESG Director at Sonihull, and Chris Huxley-Reynard, MD of Reygar Ltd.

Chris Huxley-Reynard stated “I am delighted to be presenting as part of Seawork’s ‘Smart Onboard Solutions help reduce operator costs’ seminar. I will be sharing my experience of using vessel telematics / remote monitoring to provide a broad range of benefits to customers, from saving fuel to improving passenger comfort to reducing your overall reporting burden”.

Session 4 15:30 – 17:00  Vessel design – optimising construction, in-life, and OPEX costs

How are the latest designs in Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV’s), Pilot vessels, and Tugs helping to decarbonise and reduce emissions, whilst improving OPEX costs in construction and during the lifecycle of the vessels? Joining Moderator Noel Tomlinson for this all-important final session of the day are speakers from Artemis Technologies, Damen, Milford Haven Port Authority, BMT and the internationally recognised Naval Architects - Robert Allan Ltd.

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Owen is currently acting MD for Cedar Marine (a survey, engineering, and sustainability consultancy business) and MCA authorised Certifying authority MECAL.

“It is vital that we decarbonise the maritime industry but equally important is the need to do it in an economically viable way for our maritime businesses. I am delighted to be moderating 2 sessions this year that will aim to really explore the practicalities of how vessel owners and operators can take steps to address both these challenges in parallel. Hybrid and electric propulsion is quickly becoming a key technology in the evolution of power and propulsion systems and can provide significant increases in capability and energy efficiency. Equally important is the design of the vessel itself and the choices that are made in the design and procurement phases that can significantly impact the CAPEX and OPEX costs of the vessel. This year’s conference promises to shed some real insight on how business’ in our sector are already addressing these challenges. ”

“The role of smart onboard solutions is expanding as the maritime sector digitalises and decarbonises. Energy costs, whether as low-carbon fuel or electricity, will increase and operators will need to deploy smart solutions that reduce energy use. This session will highlight some of the options available or under development.” SPRING 2023 Shownews | 23 < Tel:+44 1329 825335 l Email: > SEAWORK CONFERENCES
Jonathan Williams - MSE International, Chair of Session 3: Noel Tomlinson - SMI & BMT, Chair of Sessions 2 & 4 Owen Preece – MECAL & Cedar Marine, Chair of Session 1

Gecko was formed in 1993 by Jeff Sacree who, when making custom surfboards for local surfers in Devon and Cornwall UK, developed a lightweight heat-retaining helmet for himself to prevent “ice-cream headaches”. The surf helmet proved even more popular than his surfboards and so, the Gecko story began.

Following the success of the Gecko surf helmet, in 1995 the RNLI came to Gecko Head Gear for a head protection solution to replace the motorcycle helmets that were being worn by lifeboat crews at the time. Jeff worked closely with the RNLI to develop an open face marine safety helmet that would meet their specific requirements. Today, this open face design continues to be the helmet worn by RNLI lifeboat crews across the UK.

Gecko now has a full range of marine safety and watersports helmets. The open face marine safety helmet is the most popular for commercial marine organisations. Alternatively, there is a cut away model for loud environments and a full face helmet for use on powerboats and jet skis. The surf helmet is a popular choice among surfers, surf kayakers, wakeboarders and kitesurfers.

Built to last, all Gecko helmets come fitted with the company’s patented inflatable liner, providing a perfect fit every time and keeping heads warm and buoyant when needed most.

Gecko has a continuous product improvement programme; designing new helmet models and improving the comfort, durability and versatility of existing ones. Happy 30th anniversary!


Virginia McVea will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), overseeing the work of the agency as it responds to tens of thousands of incidents at sea every year, inspects thousands of UK-registered ships and protects over 11,000 miles of our coastline.

Her appointment comes at an important time for the MCA, as it continues working to ensure the UK is the world’s bestperforming coastal state and takes a leading role in both the international and domestic maritime arenas.

She will also be responsible for helping to support the UK’s transition to zero emission shipping by 2050, supporting regulation updates,

encouraging the uptake of new technologies and facilitating trials of new green innovations.

Virginia will begin her new role on Monday 3 April 2023, which follows the previous MCA Chief Executive Officer Brian Johnson’s retirement.

Maritime Minister Baroness Vere said, “I would like to welcome and congratulate Virginia. She joins at a pivotal time for the agency as it faces both challenges and exciting opportunities, and I look forward to working with her to grow the UK flag, decarbonise the maritime sector and encourage greater investment in the UK.”

In her previous roles, Virginia was the CEO of the Human Rights Commission and most recently the Chief Elect supporting key customers and delivering growth in the renewables and offshore energy sectors.

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Fern Communications, an OEG Offshore company, has opened a new office in Aberdeen and appointed an experienced engineering team to service Scotland’s mixed offshore energy sector.

Fern’s new facility is located at Cairnrobin Business Park, Marywell, south of Aberdeen city, and will act as a regional hub for the company to service its clients across the Northeast of Scotland.

The past twelve months has been a successful period for Fern with the contract award for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm (MOWL) to supply, install, support and maintain the communications system along with celebrating 20 years of business.

Managing Director Jennifer Cushion and Technical Director Clive Cushion formed Fern Communications in 2002, with the acquisition in 2021 by OEG Offshore as part of their commitment to the offshore energy transition.

Jennifer Cushion, MD at Fern Communications said, “Having premises in Aberdeen has been a dream of Clive and I for over fifteen years. Fern can now support customers, giving them the confidence that we are local with the ability to roll with them through the demands of the offshore industry.”

The Fern Aberdeen team is headed by James Coverley, who is responsible for supporting key customers and delivering growth in the renewables and offshore energy sectors.



Danish pump solution specialist DESMI has appointed Morten Axel Petersen as Group CFO.

Morten, an experienced Senior Executive holding previous CFO roles in both private equity owned and publicly listed companies, takes up his post as of 1st June 2023.

Morten started his career as a management consultant with BCG (Boston Consulting Group). He worked with the private equity owned Bladt Industries as Group Chief Finance & Strategy Officer from 2012 to 2019 and then joined RTX A/S, publicly listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen, in his current role as CFO.

DESMI was acquired by One Equity Partners in October 2022. Morten replaces Jan Thaarup who joined DESMI as CFO in 2001 and has been a shareholder since 2003. Jan still holds a minority (25%) stake in DESMI, together with Henrik Sørensen, former CEO and owner of DESMI. Jan Thaarup remains a member of the Board of Directors.

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AERIUS Marine UK (a subsidiary of AERIUS Marine GmbH and part of the Heinen & Hopman Group) is considered a market leader in the provision of turnkey Marine Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) and Fixed Fire Fighting Systems. With a portfolio of customers spanning the Naval, Commercial and the Offshore Renewable Energy sectors AERIUS Marine have the capabilities to support your project, large or small.

Alfa Laval

excavator attachments, and their associated equipment.

Axiom Propellers

Northamptonshire UK based

Axiom Water Propellers has released details of its propeller system for small ships and workboats.

BC&A R&D Tax services


Alfa Laval is a leading global supplier of products and solutions for heat transfer, separation and fluid handling through our key products – heat exchangers, separators, pumps and valves. We are always working to drive progress, anticipating the best way forward for our customers and for the environment. Building seamless solutions with relentless innovation, overcoming the toughest challenges, optimising processes and creating responsible growth. Making the world better every day, advancing better with Alfa Laval.

Approved Hydraulics

Advice and service to personal clients and business sectors including manufacturing, marine and construction. R&D Tax Services is a specialist Research & Development Tax Relief agency focused primarily on supporting clients with their Research and Development Tax relief claims, we provide expert tax advice, working alongside your established accountants to ensure you are maximise both your existing and future R&D claims.


CGI operates across the Cyberspace, Space, Military Space, Aerospace, Maritime, Land, Business Systems and Intelligence domains. We are a true IT Systems Integrator. We work tirelessly to advise, build and operate bespoke, technically complex, mission-critical information systems which help our clients keep us all safe and secure.

Cloud Towing

With a range of systems from 1kW to 200 kW, EPropulsion’s in-house experts deliver solutions to allow boat builders and designers to adapt electric propulsion systems for the next generation of smarter boating.


The globally operating Geberit Group is a European leader in the field of sanitary products with a strong local presence in most European countries, providing unique added value when it comes to sanitary technology and bathroom ceramics.

Gecko Headgear

Approved Hydraulics was established in 1985, originally supplying service-engineers and back-up solutions to the construction industry & utility companies. Our expansion into other sectors now allows us to offer a wide range of other hydraulic products and solutions. Along with our indepth knowledge of existing industrial hydraulic equipment and the expertise of our staff, we can advise the best solution for your company. We are the sole UK agents and distributors for many types of industrial equipment, and specialise in lorry loader cranes and

Cetasol develops intelligent solutions for marine sustainability and fuel efficiency, providing data-driven software and energy optimisation solutions including iHelm - the platform that optimises energy consumption to reduce emissions. Based on AI and advanced data analyses, the system provides actionable insights to captains and vessel owners for optimal operation with 10-25% saving potential. The iHelm platform will work for both diesel, hybrid or electric operated vessels.

Centa Nederland BV

Cloud Towing Tank specializes in CFD consultancy for ship and boat design industry, offering simulations of ship hydrodynamics. We provide a quick service of calculating calm water resistance and selfpropulsion, with result delivery within a few days. More complex simulations such as seakeeping, comfort analysis in waves, or propeller-hull interaction give our clients a deeper insight int their design. Our team has more than 10 years of experience in academic and commercial CFD projects, and are well known in the world of numerical ship hydrodynamics. Our track record guarantees quality and consistency.

Delta Marine Crewing

Gecko has over twenty years’ experience custom making Marine safety helmets used by rescue organisations worldwide, including the RNLI, Police, RAF and Coast Guards. Built to last, Gecko helmets come fitted with a patented inflatable liner providing a perfect fit every time.


A global leader in premium couplings, drive lines and power transmissions, CENTA Nederland B.V. has been providing high quality customer solutions and service since 1970. CENTA has dedicated sales teams covering the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Delta Marine Crewing is a manning agency in Vlissingen. Our inspired crew managers bring employers and employees together, ensuring that projects – anywhere in the world – are supplied with a constant qualified workforce.

EPropulsion UK

Focused on helping others adopt advanced electric technology by providing full electric power train solutions to the marine sector.

Geveko Markings develop, manufacture, and distribute horizontal markings in any size, material, colour or form that meets the requirements of the segments we serve. We mainly focus on areas of application where our products must perform to strict performance, durability and safety standards or under demanding circumstances. We provide guidance and safe travel for road users of all types, improve flow of traffic, assist visually impaired and offer decorative and aesthetic properties.

Klinger Ltd

KLINGER is the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of quality sealing products for the oil and gas, petrochemical, aerospace and defence, utilities, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries. With a comprehensive product range including Maxiflex, Maxiprofile, RTJs, Metal

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Clad Gaskets, KLINGERSIL® compressed fibre and PTFE sheeting to solve all sealing applications.

Krohne Marine

KROHNE Marine has an extensive range of unique measuring solutions that can be tailored for specific vessel types and operational challenges, integrating separate systems into a unified solution to ease day-to-day performance and long-term asset management. Krohne offers dedicated research and development, engineering and system design, project management, commissioning and service.

Lumacon Accolade

Lumacon specialises in the design, installation and integration of LED lighting and comfort control systems for Marine and Residential environments. Supplier relationships enable Lumacon to specify and supply products fit for purpose from the world’s leading manufacturers and support even the most specific requests with confidence.

Markus Lifenet

Markus Lifenet Ltd. is specialised in development and manufacture of a man overboard recovery products, made for all types of boats, ships, offshore installations, quay areas and similar land based water sides. We also provide crew training program and onboard inspection guidelines.

Marwick Marketing

Marwick Marketing is a datadriven digital marketing agency that never sleeps. Spanning two countries, the United Kingdom and Canada, Marwick Marketing offers local knowledge with international expertise.


MELCAL supplies quality deck handling solutions, including

modern lifting appliances, winches and custom deck handling equipment.

Metocean Telematics

MetOcean Telematics provides complete end-to-end telematics services, with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence & Security products. From Unmanned Surface Vehicles to Autonomous Underwater Vehicles or Buoys and Profilers, the MetOcean team understands the challenges faced when integrating and deploying devices; ensuring data is transmitted, received and processed in the fastest and most reliable manner possible.


Our Mission is to provide safeto-touch low-voltage e-solutions to enable sustainable mobility worldwide. Driven by this mission we founded MOLABO in 2016. Today, we have an experienced team of engineers, technicians, and industry experts who are developing and manufacturing the world’s first high power electric drive at safe-to-touch voltages of 48V.


Norwegian Marine Exporters

Since 1995, Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) has served as a vital link between Norwegian maritime companies and the global markets. We are owned by our members and work globally to promote our members and the Norwegian maritime industry.

Osmotech UK

Osmotech’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of skills from systems refits, stabilizer and passerelle installations, bow and stern thruster installations, teak decks, joinery and carpentry, Osmosis and all aspects of GRP repairs. The company is also the main dealer for a wellchosen range of marine brands, supplying and fitting, systems, bow thrusters, stabilizers, generators and heaters.

Power Torque


Providing advice on safety and human factors and how to best achieve positive outcomes with respect to projects whilst remaining inside a budget. Shearforce specialises in lifting operations (cranes and other lifting equipment) with a broad experience, allied to a good depth of knowledge in all working environments. All engineering solutions, including bespoke, have been tried and tested in the field.

SLR Recruitment

Our vision is to be the only name in marine recruitment operating across the UK providing staffing solutions for multiple shipyards. The pandemic has delayed us but not stopped us. We are a group of talented, motivated, and competitive professionals who care deeply about helping people secure great opportunities.We take great pride in supporting the shipbuilding and refit industry to achieve their goals through the talented people we introduce.

Mirka Ltd is a world leader in surface finishing technology and offers a broad range of sanding solutions for surface finishing and precision industry.


Power Torque continues to design and develop their own range of Mermaid Marine engines based on the robust and reliable JCB Dieselmax engine for propulsion duty from 74HP to 160HP and for generator duty from 50kVA to 130kVA. Designed specifically for commercial marine applications including fishing boats, ferries, tugs, landing craft, charter and workboats.

TMCG – The Marine Consultancy Group

MAURIC is a European leader in naval architecture and marine engineering, delivering ship design and marine engineering services to the maritime and naval industry since 1945. With a large range of sea-proven designs for commercial and naval sectors. MAURIC works with clients to develop customised, innovative, efficient and costeffective ship designs and maritime solutions to meet their operational requirements.

TMCG provides high quality services including internal audits, vessel inspections, accident investigation, HSE support and DPA services to the offshore energy and marine sectors. The in-house team works closely with vetted and professional contractors that share the same TMCG core values to ensure that customers’ requirements can be met no matter where they are located or how short the notice is.

Tor Group

Tor Group is a fifth-generation shipbuilder with an established track record in all vessel types: from bulk cargo and tankers, to small work boats, tugs, yachts and patrol craft.We offer turnkey shipbuilding solutions. Either in-house at our dedicated yards in Turkey, or through proven global partnerships - providing equipment, engineering expertise and project coordination to enable partner yards to build or assemble vessels at their own facilities while meeting Tor Group standards.Headquartered in the UK, Tor Group has also diversified into vessel ownership. Our first vessel – a 47TBP tug – arrived in UK waters in 2022, where it is primarily available for projects supporting the offshore energy sector and civil engineering works. SPRING 2023 Shownews | 27 < Tel:+44 1329 825335 l Email: > SEAWORK

Exhibitor list as at 14th March 2023

3D Tender

Aalco Metals Ltd

Adec Marine LTD

Aerius Marine

Afai Southern Shipyard

AIS Manuplas

Aister Aluminium Shipyard


Alfa Laval


A-Plan Marine Insurance

Applied Satellite Technology

Approved Hydraulics

Aqua-Dock Ltd

Arch Henderson LLP

Ares Shipyard

Artemis Technologies

ASAP Supplies

Asl Grp LTD

Associations of Diving

Contractors UK & Ireland

Atlantas Marine

Atlantis Marine Power Ltd


Axiom Product



B Hepworth & Co Ltd

Baird Maritime/ Work

Boat World

Baltic Safety Products


Bartech Marine Engineering

Barton Marine

BC&A R&D Tax Services & BC&A Chartered


BCB International Ltd

Berthon Boat Company



Boat Electrics


Boating Business


Brunvoll Mar-El AS

BSP Hydraulics

Buoyant Works Ltd

CA Clase UK Ltd

Camarc Design

Capital Seating - Grammer



CECA - The Civil Engineering Contractors


CENTA Nederland BV

Cetasol AB


Charity And Taylor

Charles Cleghorn Limited

CICES - Chartered

Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Clements Engineering Ltd

Cloud Towing Tank



C-Sense Cummins

Cygnus Instruments Ltd


Damen Shipyards

Darley H2NA

Datum Electronics

David Clark Company Inc.

Delta Marine Crewing


Diverse Marine

Du Pre Marine Limited

Durowipers Ltd



Elaflex Ltd


Engines Plus Ltd

English Braids Ltd

EO Workboats BV


Esco Power SRL


Everard Insurance Brokers

Exalto Bearings UK Ltd

Fender Innovations BV

Fendercare Limited

Fern Communications & Hug

Fischer Panda UK Ltd

FPP/ Nemo UW Tools

Frog Enviromental

Furuno UK Ltd

G+ Global Offshore

Wind Health and Safety Organisation

Geberit Sales Ltd

Gecko Hear Gear Ltd

Geveko Markings

Glo Marine

Golden Arrow Marine

Goodchild Marine Services Limited


Green Marine (UK) Ltd


GreenPort Congress & Cruise

GRP Solutions

Hackett Chains Limited

Hadrian Safety Rails


HamiltonJet UK Ltd

Harken Industrial

Harland & Wolff


Heila / Brimmond

Helm Operations

Hendy Power


Hercules Hydraulics Ltd

HM Government Zone

Holyhead Marine Services

HST Marine

Humber Ribs



Hydromaster Propulsion

Hydrosphere UK

Hypro Marine


IDML Workwear


IME Repair Services

Impalloy Limited

Incat Crowther

Index Marine Limited

Indigo Marine

Inland And Coastal Marina

Systems UK Ltd

International Jack Up

Barge Owners Association

Izmir Shipyard

Jason Engineering AS

Jobs In Maritime Ltd

Johnson Valves


Klinger Ltd

Kongsberg Maritime

Kort Propulsion Co Ltd

Krohne Limited

Kumera Marine

Landau Marine

Laser Crystal

Lumacon Accolade Group

Macduff Ship Design Ltd

Mainstay Marine

Manor Marine

Mantsbrite Ltd


Marine Components

International Ltd

Marine Energy Systems

Marine Fire Safety

Marine Jet Power AB

Marine Specialised

Technology Group

Marine Travel

Marine Ventures Ltd


Maritime & Coastguard


Maritime Craft Services

Maritime Journal

Maritime Volunteer


Markus Lifenet


Marsun Public Company


Marwick Marketing


Melcal Ltd

Mercator Media Ltd

Mermaid Marine

Metal Pavilion Holland

MetOcean Telematics

MG Duff International


Mirka UK Ltd


Mitchell Powersystems

MJR Power and Automation

ML Power Systems

MMS Ship Repair

MOD Boats Team




National Maritime Training


Nauplius Workboats

Navitron Systems Ltd


Neptune Marine

Norco Composites & GRP

Norcom Technology Ltd. /

Meridian Chartware

Norsap UK

Northern Lights

Norwegian Maritime


NRG Marine - Sonihull

Oasis Marine Power

Ocean Safety

Offshore Turbine Services

Orca Crew Services B.V.

Orcades Marine

Ortlinghaus Uk Ltd

Osmotech UK Ltd

Outreach Offshore Ltd

PE Marine Designz Ltd

Penguin International


Perfect Bore Manufacturing Ltd

Petersen Stainless



PME Power Systems


Port Strategy

Portmere Rubber Ltd

Ports of Scotland

Precision Producs (UK) Ltd


PSP Worldside Logistics

Qingdao Tai Star

Machinery Co.Ltd

Quick SPA

R&D Marine Ltd


Reintjes UK Ltd

Reygar LTD

RG Seasight Fenders

Richard Paul Russell Ltd

Righton Blackburns

Rolec Services

Rolls-Royce Solutions

UK Ltd

Rotec Hydraulics Ltd

Roxtec Ltd

RS Electric Boats

Saderet Ltd

Safehaven Marine Ltd


Scania Power Solutions

Sea Sure Ltd


Seaglaze Marine Windows



Searegs Training Ltd

Seas of SolutionsMcMurdo/Kannad


Seawork Asia


Shawbrook Bank Limited


Shearwater Marine Services

Ships Electronics Services

Simrad & Cmap

Sleipner Motor Ltd

SLR Recruitment Solutions

SLX Group Ltd

Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)

Solberg Crankcase

Ventilation Systems

Southampton Freight Services

Springmasters Ltd

Stormer Marine

Strategic Marine

Stream Marine

Submarine Manufacturing and Products LTD

Suzuki GB PLC

Technical Marine Supplies

Teekay Couplings Ltd

Teignbridge Propellers

The Marine Consultancy Group

The Motorship

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)

The Workboat Association

Tideman Boats BV

TMS Maritime

Tor Group International

Trafalgar Shipyard

Tritex NDT Ltd

Tyne Gangway (Structures) Ltd

UK Docks Marine Services

Ultimate Boat Company

Ultraguard Antifouling

Universal Turbos

Uzmar Shipbuilding Ind & Trade Inc

Viking Life Saving Equipment

Viking Maritime Group

Volvo Penta

Vulkan Industries Limited

Walcon Marine

Wardle Marine Services

WaterMota Ltd

Wavefoil AS

Wight Shipyard Co

Williams Shipping

World Fishing

Yamaha Motor UK

ZF Services UK Ltd

Zodiac Milpro UK Limited

Zwanny Ltd

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