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Dec 05
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08:15 - 08:30 15 mins
Registration & Coffee
08:30 - 09:30 60 mins
Optional Breakfast Briefing: BWM101 - Intro to Ballast Water Management
  • BWM Convention compliance timelines 
  • D1 vs D2 criteria 
  • System types and basic operation   
09:30 - 09:35 5 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Kuba Szymanski - Secretary General, InterManager
09:35 - 10:15 40 mins
Towards IMO guidelines on crew training?

The importance of crew training, and the impact of inadequate training on compliance, were high on the agenda for MEPC 73 in October. In this session we review what was discussed and how the IMO is likely to assist in this area moving forward.

  • Nadeem Anwar - Senior Lecturer - Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, Solent University
10:15 - 11:00 45 mins
Panel: Who’s responsible? The issue of after-sales care for BWMS
  • To what extent is crew training the responsibility of BWM system manufacturers or installers?
  • What provisions exist at present, and are they fit for purpose?
  • What mechanisms could be put in place to improve communication between manufactures and shipowners as well as support for crew on board when issues arise?
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
Shipowner case study

In this session, we explore best practice in crew training through an insightful ship-owner case study.

12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
Computer based training; what works and what doesn’t?
  • Can digital training products ever replace hands on experience?
  •  What role might VR play going forward?
12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Networking Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 45 mins
Identifying crew training methods for successful BWMS handover
  • What methods can shipowners deploy not just as training for effective BWM systems operation, but proper maintenance, system upgrades and for when things go wrong.
  • Futureproofing your training strategy; bringing the expertise in-house?
14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
Panel discussion: Self-monitoring - friend or foe?
  • What role are crews expected to fulfil in monitoring and testing ship board BWMS?
  • How will crews be expected to demonstrate compliance in ports?
  • How are shipowners collecting and collating data on the performance of their BWMS?
  • Will self-monitoring be mandated?
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
15:45 - 17:15 90 mins
Practical Session - Writing a BWM Plan for 2019 and beyond
17:15 - 17:25 10 mins
Your Takeaways and Action Points

A look back to the start of the day to see if questions & objectives have been addressed.

17:25 - 17:30 5 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks
  • Kuba Szymanski - Secretary General, InterManager