The IAMI Deck Sub Group offers an open forum for members to discuss matters relating to the Education and Training for the Deck department on Merchant Navy vessels. The group meets three time a year, February, June and October with regular representation from the major maritime centres in the UK along with a representative from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The meetings are formalised in content yet open to frank discussion for the benefit of the members and their associated students and customers.
The addition of the MCA representative allows for a good cross section of opinion and possible routes forward for resolution of issues within the industry. Whilst predominantly UK centric, the topics of discussion often resonate across the international arena and may be of interest to our overseas members.
The chair of the group has a seat on the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) Technical Committee and also the IAMI Executive, which allows for higher levels of discussion/action arising from the Sub Group meetings – this is a two-way avenue of conversation which allows for information to be shared and discussed in either direction.’