As part of the Gibraltar Maritime Week programme, a three-day conference is to be held focusing on the territory’s commercial marine and superyacht sectors. The conference is being organised by the Gibraltar Ship and Yacht Registries and it will be held on July 8-10 on-board the five-star yacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar.

Of the three days, the second and third will include particular relevance to yachts. Day 2 will focus on ‘Seafarers and Crew’ and include sessions on the following:

  • Maritime Labour Convention
  • Crew Repatriation
  • Immigration – Crew Changes and Visas
  • STCW
  • RYA Crew Training Facilities in Gibraltar
  • Captain’s Role with Crew

Day 3 has the title of ‘Superyachts’ and will include nine sessions as follows:

  • World’s Wealth
  • Superyacht Communication
  • Superyacht Insurance
  • Today’s New Builds and the Future
  • VAT
  • Engine and Propulsion
  • Superyacht Certification and Maritime Policy
  • Maritime Traffic Through Gibraltar
  • Marina Developments in Gibraltar

Part of the programme on Day 1 will address Port State Control, which, from the Future of Captains and Crew Conference held last week alongside the Palma yacht shows, highlighted this area as a key one for yachts and superyachts.