Alongside – JULY 2019 Edition
Welcome to our July 2019 Edition of Alongside
Welcome to the latest edition of Alongside, the Solis Marine Consultants regular newsletter.
We begin this edition with a look by Senior Partner, John Simpson, at Solis Marine’s involvement in a project to restore ‘VIOLA’, a former British steam trawler with an interesting back story which includes active service in WW1. We then go on to confirm that Ros Blazejczyk, our Managing Partner, signed on behalf of Solis Marine the “Women in Maritime Pledge” supporting greater diversity in the maritime workplace.
We also reflect on our hugely successful half day seminar on current and future trends in the use of marine data technology. Held on May Day, the event was co-hosted with Reed Smith at their London offices and supported by Maritime London. Which then leads rather neatly into our announcement of an award of an important contract with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency to work on their initiative to explore how a range of maritime data sets can be made available to support the further development of autonomous and smart shipping. Working in partnership with a number of industry leading experts, Solis Marine now enjoys an established and growing reputation for its consultancy work in relation to the use of marine data technology and autonomous shipping.
In June the 5th Greek British Shipping Forum was held at the British Ambassador’s residence in Athens, and on the panel to discuss and debate “innovation in marine insurance” was our UK General Manager, Richard Meikle. Richard has also contributed an interesting article looking the role of Voyage Data Recorders (“VDRs”) in on board and navigational assessments. Then finally Simon Hindley updates us on developments within Solis Marine Engineering.
We hope you enjoy this latest edition of Alongside.