British Marine, the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht, and small commercial marine industry in the UK, recently led the influential International Standards Organisation Small Craft Technical Committee (ISO/TC 188) meeting, 10-14 June, hosted by British Marine member Solent University.

This crucial gathering, co-led by British Marine staff and British Standards Institute (BSI) committee members, Ed Tuite, Head of Technical at British Marine and Ross Wombwell, Technical consultant at British Marine, brought together national delegations from across the globe, including Colombia, the USA, Canada, South Korea, and various European countries, as well as virtual participants from Australia, China, Japan, and Holland.

This year’s assembly focused on revising key standards crucial for design and manufacturing within the marine industry. Among the standards reviewed were Electric Propulsion Systems ISO 16315, Stability ISO 12217, and Protection against Ignition of Surrounding Flammable Gases ISO 8846. Notably, discussions also covered the development of a pioneering new standard, ISO/NWIP 25128, which introduces a methodological framework for assessing the energy consumption of small moving craft.

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Ed Tuite, Head of Technical at British Marine emphasised: “Our commitment at British Marine to leading the development of international standards reflects our dedication to innovation and sustainability in the marine industry. By actively shaping these standards, we ensure that our industry not only meets but exceeds the technological and environmental expectations of tomorrow.”

Additionally, the event highlighted the progress on sustainability technologies and electrical equipment, key areas that support the marine sector’s transition to greener technologies. This focus aligns with the launch of British Marine’s new Decarbonisation Hub, an initiative aimed at supporting the industry’s decarbonisation strategy.

For more information about the Decarbonisation Hub and to engage with the ongoing efforts to shape the future of marine standards, please visit British Marine Decarbonisation Hub.

Those interested in participating in standards development are encouraged to visit the BSi Group Homepage.

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