Weston Appointed Manager at Survival Craft

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, December 19, 2013
David Weston

Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), a global provider of emergency marine systems and support services, said it has made a key appointment as it targets further growth in 2014. David Weston has been appointed training and competence operations manager at the business, which recently opened its 12th office in Rotterdam.

As well as his company-wide auditing role, David – who served in the RAF for 22 years – heads up the new Survival Craft Inspectorate Training Academy in Stonehaven.

Survival Craft Inspectorate is on track to increase turnover for its year-end in 2014 to £30m – a projected increase of 35% on its May 2013 figure of £22.1m.

David served as a sergeant with the RAF, where he worked on aircraft systems, missile systems and communications, before becoming involved in the apprenticeship program as an assessor and internal verifier.

Prior to joining Survival Craft Inspectorate, he has worked as an instructor at Burnley College, was responsible for training and competency at Centrica Energy East Irish Sea where he also carried out audits on suppliers and was an approval auditor (competency management systems) for OPITO.

Launched in the summer of 2013 following a £500,000 investment, the SCI Marine Training Academy in Stonehaven is expected to annually host around 5,000 students seeking to enhance their skills across a diverse range of marine and safety related disciplines.

Academy courses include fast rescue craft coxswain, daughter craft coxswain, twin fall lifeboat coxswain and technical training aligned with SCI products. A davit has been installed on the quayside for practical training sessions. The site, formerly the Maritime Rescue Institute (MRI) operation, includes a main building, offices, classrooms and workshop on the harbor front, and an additional building which will be used as a training room.

Earlier this year, SCI launched a new division to supply, install and maintain emergency liferafts for the commercial cruise shipping and energy markets.

A new office in Rotterdam, which opened in November 2013, was the company’s 12th worldwide. Its headquarters and manufacturing base is at Findon, just outside Aberdeen. As well as the Stonehaven operation, the company has offices in Great Yarmouth, Florida and Houston in the United States, Canada, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar, and Western Australia.

Survival Craft Inspectorate is an expert in the manufacture, inspection, testing and servicing of lifeboats, fast rescue craft, release mechanisms, winches and davits to international standards for the global merchant shipping, cruise and oil and gas sectors.

Its acquisition of the RocLoc trade and assets, from Canada-based Mad Rock Marine Solutions Inc, gave the company enhanced access to the cruise ship safety market. The patent-protected RocLoc hook system, combined with the Safelaunch system, strengthens the company’s place in the market ahead of new safety regulations coming into force in 2014.

The company, which earned a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, has 170 staff.

survivalcraft.com
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Two More Damen Twin Axe Catamarans for SeaZip

Damen Shipyards and SeaZip Offshore Service signed another contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 at Wind Energy in Hamburg. The two new vessels,

Star Bulk Takes Delivery of M/V Leviathan

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, has announced that on September 19, 2014 it has taken delivery of M/V Leviathan,

ecoTAURuS Aims to AccelerateTerminal Process

Inlecom Systems Ltd (Inlecom), the transport and logistics research and innovation company, has launched ecoTAURuS, the e-transport solution for real time truck

Maritime Security

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Enter Maritime Surveillance Partnership

Boeing and Liquid Robotics signed a global, multiyear teaming agreement for collaboration on product development, maritime services and operational deployments.

Aberdeen Harbour Installs Siklu Security Network

Aberdeen Harbour has extended its security solutions coverage using high-capacity backhaul from Siklu, the market leader in millimeter wave backhaul informs the Israel-based tech firm.

U.S. to Join Anti-Piracy Organization: USCG Admiral on Council

The USCG informs that the U.S. is due to become the 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP),

News

Too Many Passengers Lands Ferry Company in Court

Carrying numbers of passengers, including schoolchildren, far in excess of its license, has cost representatives of a Hampshire ferry company fines and costs totaling £12,340.

Two More Damen Twin Axe Catamarans for SeaZip

Damen Shipyards and SeaZip Offshore Service signed another contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 at Wind Energy in Hamburg. The two new vessels,

New Rotation of CMA CGM Joint Service Unveiled

CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM) announced the rotation of its new service in cooperation with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL)

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1602 sec (6 req/sec)