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ISO Man Overboard Detection Standard

ISO today published their press release about the new ISO/PAS 21195 about Man Overboard Detection. This has been developed by ISO TC8 SC1 WG1 and is principally aimed at Cruise ships. See the full release here; https://www.iso.org/news/ref2264.html . Personally i am...

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IMO PPR. ISO progresses new low sulphur fuel standards

Robin paid a quick visit to the IMO yesterday and got plunged into the debate about low sulphur fuel. In response to several questions from member states Robin was able to update IMO on the excellent work that ISO TC28 is presently doing on new fuel specifications....

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Marprof at IMO Ship Design and Construction – report

Another week at IMO. My first visit to SDC sub committee. Sitting on the ISO bench, in between Insurers (IUMI) and ICS. Big issues - ESP Code, Stability, mooring, WIGs, Industrial Personnel. Mainly good progress. WIGs finished - Robin has a long history with these...

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Project Board!

No, not management; doing. Plenty of spreadsheets showing work, but I can't visualise them. So bought a wipeboard to write the priority list and things on. I can't write anything on it yet; the pens haven't arrived. The first person to recognise the...

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Floating Armouries

Peter Cook, Maritime Security Consultant for UNODC (the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), invited Robin Townsend, Director and Principal Security Consultant for Marprof Ltd to a meeting in London to discuss studies presently underway at the UNODC....

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Buys Month!

Lots going on at Marprof in probably our first full month of trading.  As i write of course, its only half way through, but next week is Christmas, and its snowing in the Alps, (so the office is moving temporarily!) Asbestos: Several meetings with similar...

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Intro to Marprof and Sitrep

Welcome, friends, Hopefully many of you know me; Robin (Pete) Townsend, probably from LR, ISO, IMO, RINA etc. I am using this blog for a brief personal update and an intro to my new company Marprof Ltd. After 27 wonderful years with Lloyd’s Register I am...

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ARA San Juan

My thoughts and prayers go out to the brave souls onboard the ARA San Juan.  All Submariners are a breed apart, the risks they run and the way they have to operate are so far from normality.  The difficulties and skill required to operate a Submarine need...

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Cyber Security

Lots of work to do! Time to take the lead as project manager for this standard and ensure it meets stakeholders requirements. Taking the draft provided by Bimco and the developments from our meeting in Tokyo and ensuring it meets the demands of the latest...

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Crisis Management

I spent a little time commenting on the latest technical specification on guidance for crisis management - a very well written, extensive, informative and thorough document.  ISO and National Standards can be highly sophisticated tools for...

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