On the 25th of September 2015 in Valencia will be organized the round table where members of the two boatmen organizations, EBA and IBLA, will meet politicians, port directors, representatives of the Porth Authority, representatives of the IMO in order to establish a debate focused on the job of the boatmen and all that concerns.


Following the program of the Round Table


  •  09.30: Opening of the Conference by the General
    Director of Merchant Marine of Spain


  • 10.00: Round table on Port services , coordination and
    legal issues: Chairman  Mr. Ignacio Arroyo, Professor of Maritime Law,
    University of Barcelona / Harvard. Members of this table includes
    Director Port of Bilbao, Director Porto Valencia and Director Port of


  • 11.00: Key note Speaker, Mr. Davies: Approach to
    Mooring operations offshore, in opern waters, new safety  models and
    experiences as Chief Salvage    and Mooring Officer.


  • 11.30: Coffee break


  • 12.00: Round table on Professional Standards, Training
    programs and qualifications, Chairman Prof Sergio Carbone, Professor
    of Maritime Law University of Genoa. Members will include
    representatives of the European Commission, and different
    organizations such as EBA and IBLA.


  • 13.00: Presentation of Mooring and the IMO, by
    Admiral Aliperta, permanent representative of Italy before IMO and Mr.
    Ismael Cobos, permanent representative of Spain  before IMO


  • 13.45: Closing Presentation by President of Ports of Spain.