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areviewoftheIALACAPETOWNCONFERENCEInMarchTrinityHousewaswellrepresentedatthe17thIALAConferenceheldinCapeTownandourstaffplayedavaluablepart.TrinityHouseisafoundermemberoftheorganisationandwasre-electedtotheIALACouncilwhichwillmanagethebusinessofIALAforthenextfouryearsuntilthe18thConferenceinSpainin2014theDeputyMasterwaselectedTreasurer.AwealthoftopicswasdiscussedinCapeTownandoneofthehigh-lightswasthelaunchoftheIALAMaritimeBuoyageSystemandOtherAidstoNavigationtheMBSaswellastheIALAAidstoNavigationManualNAVGUIDE2010.ThelatesteditionofMBSisamilestonereachedbyIALAasitrevisesthesystemintroducedin1977builtonearliersystemsandinuseworldwide.AtthecloseoftheConferenceCaptainDuncanGlasswhohasnowretiredasChairmanoftheAidstoNavigationManagementCommitteewascreatedanHonoraryPersonalMemberofIALA.Seealsopages10-11.On6thFebruaryCaptainRichardWoodmanElderBrotheropenedtheNationalMaritimeMuseumCornwallx19sLifeontheRocksexhibitionatFalmouthatwhichisportrayedtheworldoflighthousesandtheirkeepers.ThisexhibitionwhichrunsfortwoyearsfeaturesanarrayofobjectsfromthehugeoptictosmallerartefactsmanyofwhichhavebeenloanedbyTrinityHouse.WewerealsoabletoassistwithgraphicswiththisportrayalofourServicewhichweseeascomplimentarytoLizardLighthouseHeritageCentreopenedbyHRHThePrincessRoyallastJuly.InhisopeningaddressRichardWoodmanspokeoftheproblemsthatbedevilledship-mastersbeforetheelectronicagethatofmakinglandfallintheWesternApproachesowingtothecoastbeingalee-shoreintheprevailingwesterlywindsandsuchwindsobscuringskiesforagoodpercentageoftheyearsuchthatastro-navigationwasimpossible.Hesaidx1cThusitwasthatStAgnesshowedasinglelighttheLizardshowedtwoEnglandx19sfirstMarineConservationZoneItwasannouncedbyDEFRAon12thJanuarythatthewatersaroundLundyIslandhadbecomeEnglandx19sfirstMarineConservationZoneMCZundertheMarineandCoastalAccessActof2009.LundyIslandanditssurroundingwatersarehometovariedwildlifeincludingahighpopulationofsealslobstersandanumberofdifferentspeciesofcoral.ThesewaterswerealreadyamarinenaturereserveuntiltheirchangeofstatustoanMCZ.Specificconservationobjectivesfortheislandwillnowbedevelopedwhichwillbeopenforconsultation.Localbyelawswillremaininplacetoprotecttheislandx19swildlife.CapeAgulhasisabouttwohoursdrivefromCapeTownandisthesouthernmosttipofAfrica.CapeAgulhasLighthousewasbuiltin1848andisthesecondoldestworkinglighthouseinSouthAfrica.LundySouthLighthouseisacompactstationwithawhitecirculartower.Itwasautomatedandconvertedtosolarpowerin1994.LIFEONTHEROCKSINFALMOUTHSeealsopages20and21.PAGE2horizonsummer2010andtheCasquetsnearAlderneyonthefarsideoftheEnglishChannelshowedthreex13andallsixarestillstanding.Thegeographicalspreadoftheselightsgivesyousomeideaofthemarginforerrorthatwasthoughtnecessaryonly300yearsago.x1dHewentontoemphasisetheworkofthekeepersandtheoftendangerousbutneverthelessexcitingtaskofservicingrockstationsbydistricttender.