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The Draft Marine Navigation Bill: Understand the Proposals, Contribute to the Consultation
3rd July 2008, Mayfair Conference Centre, London

 

The recently published Draft Marine Navigation Bill proposes to legislate to reinforce the Port Marine Safety Code, to improve the management of the General Lighthouse Fund and the powers of the General Lighthouse Authorities, and to enable the ratification of the International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks.

 

This seminar held within the consultation period, and supported by the Department for Transport, examines the Draft Bill, looks at what it intends to achieve, and what changes may be needed. The seminar offers the opportunity to understand the changes proposed, hear from leading players within the industry and put your views to the Department for Transport.

 
Key issues to be discussed:

  • The enabling of harbour authorities to give general directions to shipping
  • The provision for competent harbour authorities to relinquish their powers and duties relating to pilotage when no longer required
  • Strengthening and clarifying the provisions for pilotage exemption
  • Enabling the Secretary of State to direct harbour authorities seen to be discharging their duties unsafely
  • Designating National Occupational Standards for Harbour Masters and pilots
  • Redefining the powers of General Lighthouse Authorities to operate beyond UK waters and to undertake commercial work.
  • Providing power to the Secretary of State to make alternative arrangemenets for pensions for staff of the General Lighthouse Authorities and to restructure the General Lighthouse Fund
  • Ratification of the International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007

 

Confirmed speakers:


Richard Bennett Head of Ports Policy Department for Transport
Paul Thompson Partner Bircham Dyson Bell
Mark Watts Director Waterfront Europe
Robbie Owen Partner and Head of Major Projects Bircham Dyson Bell
Ted Sangster Chairman Ports and Shipping Partnership and CEO Milford Haven Port Authority

 

A seminar flyer, including further details and speakers is available on our website:

  

The Draft Marine Navigation Bill: Understand the Proposals, Contribute to the Consultation

3rd July 2008, Mayfair Conference Centre, London

 

 

Programme: http://www.thewaterfront.co.uk/conferences/conf_calendar_marine_bill.php

Book Now: http://www.thewaterfront.co.uk/conferences/online_booking.php

 

Prices can be found at http://www.thewaterfront.co.uk/conferences/online_booking.php