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International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) 12th biennial IHMA Congress in Hobart on 23-26 Mar 2020.

11th Feb, 1830 @ The Novotel Hotel, Northbeach, Wollongong. – Mr Mike Prince, Director National Charting Program.

12th Feb, 1800 – Quarterly branch meeting - Capt. Rob Tanner, Senior Marine Pilot, Port Kembla. The Occidental hotel.

 

 

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SE Australia Nautical Institute branch February Meeting - Wollongong

Tuesday evening 11th Feb - 1830 @ The Novotel Hotel, Northbeach, Wollongong. – Mr Mike Prince, Director National Charting Program, Australian Hydrographic Office – Speaking on modern day charting and its opportunities/challenges.

Mike Prince is the Director National Charting Program for the Australian Hydrographic Service. He served the Royal Australian Navy as hydrographic surveyor, navigator and commanding officer.

This event takes advantage of a large maritime contingent attending the SW Pacific Hydrographic Commission which is hosted by the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) on the 12-14th of Feb. It is also one of the branch committee’s priorities to organise events in other cities for our members outside of Sydney.

For Sydneysiders who are interested in attending, the branch is providing a free bus to & from the event. Bus departure time will be 1630 from the bus stop directly across the road from the Occidental Hotel on York St. Approx. arrival time back in Sydney 2300.

Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in travelling by mobile 0437681277 or pawalshe@hotmail.com  as I need to book a suitable sized bus for the group. Non NI members very welcome.
Best regards,

Capt. Patrick Walsh AFNI
Assist Secretary SE Australia NI branch.
Mob: 0437681277

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SE Australia Nautical Institute - February Quarterly branch meeting

Wednesday 12th February @ 1800 – Quarterly branch meeting - Capt. Rob Tanner, Senior Marine Pilot, Port Kembla. The Occidental hotel, Sydney CBD.

We are very fortunate to have another Port Kembla Marine Pilot presenting at our quarterly branch meeting. NI member Capt. Rob Tanner, Senior Marine Pilot, Port Kembla has very kindly agreed to speak on an area that greatly interests him.

The topic is Humans and Autonomous ships - Technology has historically been created for the purpose of assisting humans and improving productivity. It is claimed that a large percentage of maritime incidents are attributable to human error, and by increasing the autonomy of a vessel it will correspondingly decrease those incidents. System design engineers assert that humans and onboard autonomous systems will need to work alongside each other so they augment each other’s capabilities.

A human centred approach is therefore required when considering the design of shipboard systems, whilst correspondingly the maritime industry will need to address the skill levels and knowledge requirements of the future seafarer.

Please RSVP myself by text on 0437681277 or pawalshe@hotmail.com  & Frank Pickering fpickering6@bigpond.com  with any dietary requirements by 1200 Monday 10th February.

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