Trinity House has signed up to join London International Shipping Week 2023 (11-15 September), when it will host a showcase of its people, skills and technology-driven practices on board its multi-function buoy tender THV Galatea in the Pool of London.
LISW is an industry-facing calendar of over 200 events across the centre of London, making great use of the capital’s maritime connections and landmark venues, including Trinity House, the International Maritime Organization and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
Maritime safety organisation Trinity House is taking this opportunity to engage with industry and government by bringing THV Galatea into the Pool of London alongside HMS Belfast.
The custom-built buoy tender will serve as a platform to showcase Trinity House’s people and how it approaches its dual missions as an aid to navigation prover and maritime charity.
While Trinity House will make the ship available as a space for functions and meetings during the week, the main showcase will take place on Wednesday 13 September (1830-2130) at a private event for industry, government and press/media.
Visitors to the event will meet a number of our multi-disciplinary shore and vessel teams, whose work and expertise will vary from cutting edge research and development, navigational requirements, multiple engineering disciplines, cadet training, maritime welfare and giving, marine operations and commercial services.
On the importance of sending THV Galatea to exhibit at LISW, Deputy Master Captain Ian McNaught said:
“While we can only show our guests a small part of what we do, we hope that everyone will appreciate the critical work being done by our people to safeguard seafarers and ships and keeping our island nation open for business, but also to raise awareness of the importance of the Red Ensign and the UK’s vital maritime sector.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty as a General Lighthouse Authority to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners.
For further information please contact:
Neil Jones, Communications Manager