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IALA supports the IMO World Maritime Day on the theme Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

The 47th session of the VTS Committee meeting is held at HQ this week and IALA wishes to put light on the women in maritime attending the committee. This VTS committee is chaired by Ms Monica Sundklev and working groups chairs comprise women as well.

Happy World Maritime Day 2019!

L’AISM soutient la journée mondiale de la mer organisée par l’OMI sur le thème de l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes.

La 47ème session de la commission VTS se tient au siège cette semaine et l’AISM souhaite mettre en avant les femmes du secteur maritime qui sont présentes. Cette commission VTS est présidée par Mme Monica Sundklev et la présidence des groupes de travail comprend également des femmes.

Joyeuse journée mondiale de la mer 2019 !

AtoN Manager Courses in Spanish language in Colombia

During the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Cartagena, IALA signed an Agreement with the Escuela Naval Almirante Padilla (ENAP) Colombia on Aids to Navigation Managers training. This is an important development as it is the first Accredited Training Organisation in Spanish language for the region. The first Level 1 AtoN Manager Course is scheduled to take place next year. ENAP will also host the Training Seminar on the Use of the IALA Risk Management Toolbox in November this year. It is a great pleasure to work with such a professional organisation and motivated team. Watch the video provided by ENAP.

 

IALA Conferences 2022 and 2026

Here are the dates and locations of future IALA Conferences : 2022 in Brazil and 2026 in India!

Group photo at the IALA Conference 2018 in Republic of Korea.

The 69th session of the IALA Council took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 18 to 21 June 2019.

Council 69

The 69th session of the IALA Council took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 18 to 21 June 2019.

The full report is available for members to download: https://www.iala-aism.org/meetings/69/

Please find here a list of the approved Guidelines at this session:

The Council approved the revised guideline G1046 – Response Plan for the Marking of New Wrecks (Ed.2).

The Council approved guideline G1133 – Requirement Traceability.

The Council approved the revised Model Course L1.3 on Risk Management.

The Council approved guideline G1143 – Unique Identifiers for Maritime Resources.

The Council approved guideline G1145 – Application of Retro-reflecting Material on AtoN.

The Council approved the revised guideline G1091 – Bird Deterrents (ed.2).

The Council approved the note with an amendment to be made by the Secretariat to avoid having the last sentence leading to think that the total radar band width may be narrowed.

The Council approved guideline G1144 – Promulgating the Requirements of a VTS to Mariners – A VTS Users Guide Template.

The Council approved guideline G1139 – The Technical Specification of VDES (Ed.3).

They can all be found on the website under Guidance Documents.

 

IALA Level 1 Marine Aids to Navigation Manager Course Distance Learning Programme 2019

The IALA World Wide Academy offers a distance learning programme to achieve qualification as an international IALA Level 1.1 Marine Aids to Navigation Manager. The programme consists of two modules of online learning, activities, case studies and examinations in addition to a residential course at an Accredited Training Organisation at various international locations. If all three modules are completed consecutively the qualification should be achieved within a year.

Registration is now available. Further details are attached in the course fact sheet and registration form.

Meeting of the Industrial Members Committee

The Industrial Members Committee (IMC) met in Rio de Janeiro 29th April to 2nd May 2019.

The main purpose was to begin the planning for the Conference to be held in Rio in May/June 2022. The IMC is among other things responsible for the Industrial members exhibition and the traditional IMC evening.

During the meeting we were honored to be invited by the National member of IALA Vice-Admiral Antonio Fernando Garcez Faria at his HQ for Hydrography and Navigation with the presence of Fleet Admiral Leonardo Puntel, Director-General of Navigation.

A very successful visit and promising for a memorable 20th Conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2022.