Red Ensign Group Technical Forum - 30 Oct - Monday, 06 November 2017
Red Ensign Group's technical forum has been meeting to discuss all
manner of maritime issues from electronic certificates to water
The forum - made up of representatives from across the REG's
members (UK, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories) works
towards helping the wider REG apply consistent application of
technical policy across the British fleet and also developing new
technical standards for the maritime industry as a whole.
A lot of very lively discussions and positive work has come out
of the forum - which was held over last week and was the tenth such
to be held.
It has been co-chaired by Richard Pellew (Maritime &
Coastguard Agency) and Chad Murray (Guernsey).
Richard said: 'It's been really productive. We've got the new
REG Yacht Code all but approved with one final tweak. It shows how
much the individual members of the REG want to work together for
the success of the whole.
Amongst topics discussed were electronic certificates with the
forum agreeing it wants to progress the acceptance of electronic
certificates as soon as possible.
A number of aspects need to be looked at before a formal
notification is made to the International Maritime Organisation to
say it's being implemented.
Chad Murray said: 'This kind of working together shows the
successful collaboration which is what gives the REG its strength
The next interim technical forum will be held in April 2018.