8 – 10 July, 2015
Gibraltar Maritime Week
Sunborn Gibraltar, Ocean Village, GX11 1AA
Gibraltar’s strategic position at the entrance of the Mediterranean have afforded it a maritime status that far outweighs its size and which stretches back to the very earliest days of seafaring. Today, with over 71,000 vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar each year, the Rock has become a major bunkering port – the largest in the Mediterranean – and offers a wide range of other shipping services.
In recognition of its continuing importance in international shipping, the Gibraltar Maritime Admistration (GMA) is to host a three-day conference, focusing on the territory’s commercial marine and superyacht sectors, as part of Gibraltar Maritime Week. In doing so the GMA is expanding the platform built by the Sovereign Group and its Gibraltar-based marine division, RegisterAYacht.Com (RAY), with its Gibraltar Superyacht Forums of 2012 and 2013.
This year’s conference, which is to be held on July 8-10 on-board the five-star yacht hotel Sunborn Gibraltar at its permanent mooring in the Ocean Village Marina, boasts an ambitious conference programme that has attracted expert speakers from around the world.
- Day 1 will focus on “Ships” and will include sessions on Port State Control, Bunkering, British Registries, and Safety, Security and Piracy;
- Day 2 will focus on “Seafarers and Crew” and will include sessions on the Maritime Labour Convention, Crew Repatriation, Immigration and STCW;
- Day 3 will focus on “Superyachts” and will include sessions on World Wealth, Communications, Insurance, New Builds, VAT, Engine and Propulsion, Certification and Maritime Policy.
The majority of the Red Ensign Registries will be represented at the conference, together with consultants and experts who have been advising governments and international bodies on legislation, regulation and maritime conventions.