Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has announced the dates for its 2012 Port and Shipyard Familiarisation Courses.

Each short intensive course has been developed to introduce marine insurance professionals to the basic technical aspects of shipyard repair, damage encountered in marine losses; marine surveying, investigating and reporting techniques. Delegates will gain a practical knowledge and a greater understanding of the way in which ships and ports function, and some of the key issues that might be raised when dealing with marine claims on a daily basis.

During each course a group of delegates from the marine insurance market will be accompanied by a senior marine surveyor from Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) who will act as mentor. Depending upon the course, delegates will be familiarised with the various aspects involved in ship repair, bunkering operations, vessels in lay-up, pollution response, ship layout, construction and operations as well as gaining a wider understanding of marine surveying.

Nigel Clark, Managing Director of Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) says, “We believe that our organisation is ideally placed to make this contribution to the marine insurance claims market. These courses provide essential background knowledge and practical experience to those who are involved with in dealing with the complex nature of marine claims.”

This year’s courses will take place on the following dates;

•             Falmouth Port & Shipyard Familiarisation Course; May 22nd-25th, June 19th-22nd and October 2nd-5th

•             Piraeus Port & Shipyard Familiarisation Course; May 15th-17th and June 12th-15th.

In addition to the programme outlined, the Falmouth course will offer the opportunity to visit one of the world’s premier super-yacht builders and refit facilities. In addition delegates attending the Piraeus course will be given the option of visiting the renowned Neorion shipyard at Syros Island.

For more information please contact Charlotte Ward at Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) on Tel: 0207 648 9650, or email: