The Founder and Life Honorary Member of IASST, First Lady of maritime safety, prof. Margaret McMillan passed away on August 31, 2016 at age of 96.
The National Maritime College of Ireland, as members of IASST, was hosting the 67th International IASST Meeting & Conference on the 19th to 20th of October 2015 at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy.
At the recent 67th IASST International meeting and 10th International conference held at NMCI in Cork Ireland a new Chairman, Dmitrijs Semjonovs from Novikontas Latvia succeeded Captain Hilmar Snorrason from Iceland. Hilmar was IASST Chairman for over 10 years and was recognised by the members as an...
The Directors of IASST observed school teams participating in the competition “Jūrų keliais 2015” organised by the Lithuanian Maritime Academy to promote the profession of seafarer. It coincided with the 66th IASST International meeting & seminar hosted by Novikontas in Klaipeda...
The Directors of IASST are pleased to announce Dr. Chris Brooks' as an Honorary Member of the IASST. Dr. Brooks recently attended the Seminar Days 27-28 October 2014 hosted by Survival Systems Limited at the 65th Meeting & Seminar held in Halifax where he was granted this well deserved position...
The founder and Honorary President of IASST Dr. Joe Cross passed away on Sunday July 27th 2014 at age of 79.
On last Sunday our Honorary President and founder of IASST passed away.
It is with sadness that we learned that our memeber for many years Dorel Popa from Ceronav in Romania passed away in Bucharest July 1st. 2014 after struggeling with an incurable disease. We send our sincere condolences to his wife, family and CERONAV staff.
One of our members have drawn our attention to Webinar that is offered from McMurdo.
Following each meeting photos from the event is posted on the web.
Every day the prospect of surviving immersion, somewhere in the world, is improved because of Frank Golden, who died on 5th January 2014.
Tolmann Allied Services Company Limited wins the International Quality Summit Award in the Golden Category.
As had been planed earlier then it was the plan to held the 62nd IASST International meeting in St. Malo in France but due to circumstances that meeting had to be moved to different location. The Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy Makarov Training Centre in St. Petersburg, Russia accepted to step...
From the website Safety4Sea
07 Jun 12
The old lifejacket dilemma
Lifoboat safety - safe ships
IMO's Maritime Safety Committee has concluded its 90th session, its delegates having worked their way through the usual fearsome agenda.
Not surprisingly, the discussions involving...
Papers and photos from the 60th International meeting of IASST hosted by Novikontas in Latvia can be accessed from http://iasst2012.novikontas.lv/
To IASST members
Papers from Ditching EASA Conference can be found under interesting links on the internal site of the web. If members lack passwords they should contact the Chairman for new passwords.
Capt. Hilmar Snorrason IASST Chairman
Recently our member from Belgium WOW company opened a new website which can be found at
Visit the page to learn about our members product.
On January 25th 2012 the Icelandic trawler Hallgrimur sank in the North Atlantic off the coast of Norway in full storm. Three crewmembers perished while the fourth Eirikur Ingi Johannsson survived after spending over three hours in 15 meter high seas in survival suit. He tells here his story but she...
The minutes from the 59th International Meeting held in Walvis Bay in last October is now available to members through restricted area of the web. If user names and passwords are missing members should contact the chairman for renewing access.
Pictures from the International meeting in Walvis Bay hosted by NAMFI have now been added to our web site. By opening the Gallery and chose 2011 Walvis Bay the photos can be accessed. You can also use this link.
Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook has launched a new project SafeSpace which is an initiative to reduce the unacceptable death toll of seafarers in confined spaces. It is his hope that his will become a collaborative, industry-wide effort actively seeking to reach out to those who suffer...
Clanfilm Productions in Aberdeen has contacted us and introduced their newest product 'The Men Of Piper Alpha' which has been utilised by many of the industry leaders in all aspects of safety training and presentations. It's crucial that people are educated about the disaster itself and the importance...
Our Affiliated member IMRF has just published it's April 2011 newsletter that can be found at http://www.international-maritime-rescue.org/images/newsletter_apr_11.pdf
On 2nd Desember 2010 the company International Association for Safety and Survival Training was incorporated under the Company House in United Kingdom. This is the first step to bring IASST to legal entity and full members are reminded to contact IASST Secretary about their willingness to continue their...
At last International IASST meeting held in October this year, members approved the proposed incorporation of IASST. On the 23rd November the officers of the Association signed necessary documents that will bring a new legal structure for IASST taking place from January 2011. It will become a UK registered...
Edinna (Education in Inland Navigation) is an International organization on Education in Inland Shipping and Navigation.Edinna was officially founded in February 2009 in Rotterdam as the European IWT educational network, as a part of Work Package 3 of Platina.Platina is an FP7 project consisting of 22...
Photos taken at the 57th International meeting of IASST held in Constanta Romania have been published on our web. Go to Gallery and look for the link to the photo's or use this link
We have been made aware that the Nautical Institute is advertising a new position TRAINING AND QUALITY MANAGER which will be located in NI headquarters in London.
JOB ADVERTISEMENT – TRAINING AND QUALITY MANAGER
The Nautical Institute is seeking a self motivated, innovative...
An Officers meeting was held in Gothenburg Sweden on the 9th of June. Present where all the Officers which all where participating in IMRF Conference on Mass Rescue at Sea. As no meeting was held in April due to volcanic eruptions in Iceland few matters needed to be addressed before the next meeting...
Because of the volcanic activity on Iceland it is expected another shutdown of the airspace over Norway from Wednesday. Therefore IASST togetherwith ASK Safety AS have decided to cancel the 57th International IASSTMeeting. We are very sorry if this cause you any problems, butunfortunately we cannot do...
We have been informed that Mary Schornagel, wife of former IASST Chairman Dick Schornagel, passed away recently but she had been battling with cancer for some time. Mary attended all meetings during Dick's time in office as Chairman (1993-1997) and was well known by many members and spouses of...
Photos from our last event in Alexandria Egypt have been added to the Gallery. A link to view them is here
At the 56th International Meeting of IASST the decision was taken to move the April Meeting 2010 from Indonesia to Norway due to unforeseen issues. The meeting will be hosted by ASK Safety in Alesund Norway and further informations will be posted on the web in the beginning of November
In November 2008 was the 54th IASST International meeting held in Freemantle Australia. Jean Claude Guenneguez from Centre D’Etude et de Pratique de la Survie in France took photos at the event which can now be found at IASST photo site.
In the past months changes have been made to the input of informations of members on this web. Informations from our old memberslist was moved manually between systems and therefor errors could have sliped into our new system. Members are asked to verify theyr informations and send corrections...
International seminar on
Monday 28 April 2008 in
the Nordic House, Faroe Islands
The Safety Centre has for several years been a member
of IASST, the International Association for Safety and Survival Training. IASST
works to encourage an interchange of knowledge and...
A modern, practical Medical Handbook for seafarers now available!
Our member in France Yann Chauty has informed us about following:
Freefall-Lifeboat (without davit) for sale
Type : Joergernsen & Vik GESC22 - 1991
Dimensions : 6.77 x 2.5m
Weight : 5000 Kg with 20 Pers. (lowering weight)
3725 Kg with 3 Pers. (hoisting weight)
On the 20th November 2007 Michale Langran from Sea & Shore Safety Services
Ltd. in Ireland was awarded by The International Life Saving Federation at a reception
help in St Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle.
The citation of merit was awarded "in recognition of his devotion to the...
The next IASST International Meeting will be held in Faroe Island hosted by Seasafe,
Klaksvik, Faroe Isl. More information will be available soon under banner on
our web page.
The Sea & Shore Safety Services ltd. in Dublin has since 1991 given awards
to recognise those people or organisations who have participated in any aspect
of marine safety. The annual safety awards for 2007 were presented on the Friday
9th in Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.
The 52nd IASST International Meeting will be held in Limassol Cyprus on October
13th. The meeting is hosted by Hanseatic Marine Training School. For members
a list of participants can be found on restricted area under Next meeting informations.
OPITO are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Lammiman as the Asia Pacific
David Doig stated “I am delighted Peter has taken the role. He is well known to OPITO and encompasses
the professional and personal attributes needed to support OPITO’s International...
52nd International Meeting
October 13 – 16th 2007
Agenda for participants
Arrival at Larnaca airport and transportation...
This event is taking place on 2 – 3 April 2007 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner,
Washington D.C, USA.
SAR 2007 will bring together world leaders in Civil and Combat Search and Rescue,
and give delegates the opportunity to hear their perspectives and priorities for
I would like to inform you of an important new event being organised by The Shephard
Group for the maritime community. The World Maritime Rescue Congress will bring
together the world’s maritime, shipping and rescue communities. It will also celebrate
the 100th Anniversary of the Swedish Sea Rescue...
The IASST is pleased to announce the successful candidate for the election to
the position of Vice Chairman is Marius Magnusson. Marius has managed the Safety Centre (Trygdarmidstodin) in Klaksvik of the Faroe
Islands since it was set up in 1998. The Centre is a highly respected and modern training...
'Slow changes in hooks for fast rescue boats'
"According to current SOLAS regulations, when it comes to ships, fast rescue
boats (FRBs) are only required to be carried onboard ro-ro passenger ships, stipulating
that one of the vessel's the rescue boats should be an FRB - ie 'fast'. But launching...
Liferaft boarding aids "are inadequate"
"However much effort has gone into designing a liferaft, "it is of little benefit
to the casualty if they are unable to enter the raft due to inadequate boarding
aids." And boarding aids may well be inadequate, believes Dr Allan Keefe, research
At the 50st IASST International Meeting following issue was agreed by the members:
The 50th International Meeting of the International Association of Safety and Survival
Training (IASST) would like to highlight the great numbers of fishermen worldwide
who receive no safety training and...
Oldham based EDM Limited and the Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre recently
hosted an open day to showcase their latest Helicopter Underwater Egress Trainer
The HUET was declared officially in service by MP for Blackpool North and Fleetwood,
Joan Humble, who praised the centre’s facilities...
REASONS FOR IASST MEMBERSHIP
The following is a list of reasons that anyone involved or interested in safety
of life at sea should become a member of the International Association for Safety
and Survival Training.
1) With members from all around the world, it provides a valuable “resource”
Read all about the 48th IASST International Meeting and Safety Symposium at http://www.megamas.com/NEWS/news.asp#79
48th International Meeting of International Association of Safety and Survival
Training would like to draw the attention to the importance of refresher training
for all marine workers. IASST urges all nations to raise the safety awareness
of their marine workers by making refresher training mandatory...
Congratulations on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the International
Association of Safety and Survival Training (IASST). The association’s founding
meeting was held 25 years ago at Fanö, Denmark, attended by progressive and ambitious
men who decided to join their efforts...