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Old 05 October 2011, 15:19   #1
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Professional Charter Association PCA

At the end of last year I mentioned the Professional Charter Association-

The PCA is a non- profit making organisation which promotes and protect, the interests of its members and the safety of passengers, crews and vessels at all times. Charterer’s interests are upheld and the PCA ensures that its members operate within or exceed national regulations covering Charter Vessels.

Professional Charter Association | PCA | Yacht & Sailing Charters

I have been a member for the past year and found the links to other operators is a bonus. They have recently formatted a presentation type folder for MCA inspections which has a memorandum of understanding with the MCA about the procedures for inspecting our boats. We can also pre book an annual inspection at a time and location to suit all. The flag recognition and folder presentation is a great help to us as operators with the MCA.

I have been speaking with the chairperson (notice PC speak) and we are always interested in new members. From memory I believe we have only three RIB operators and increasing it will be a bonus to everyone. Recently several members have been liaising directly with the MCA over coding issues which has given us some help( appreciate this is a massive area under change/review)

We can also gain discounts on safety equipment and some other areas all held within a members area. Other areas of interest have been speakers in areas of MAIB and VAT.

Anyone interested please follow through the above link - I am sure I have omitted loads
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Old 12 October 2011, 12:29   #2
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Just a small update on other areas of interest which come about through PCA membership apart from coding issues and discounts

The PCA are invited to LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT & RIBS – TRAINING DAY as part of the YDSA training(The Yacht Designers & Surveyors' Association). Marine Surveyors & Marine Designers


This is being offered to members at reduced costs and includes life saving equipment, with a presentation at NorWest and presentation and factory tour of MST who build RIBs (commercial and military) This is being held in Liverpool so not aimed just at us Southerners

Again anyone interested please follow links to PCA site Professional Charter Association | PCA | Yacht & Sailing Charters

The only link I have is being a member and I use YDSA as my licensing authority to MCA
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Old 14 November 2011, 15:33   #3
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I am keen to see more RIB operators joining the PCA and as the AGM is due in the next month and want to learn what other operators see when looking at PCA as a body.
What would operators want/expect from membership?
What are the positives and negatives?
General views and if you are keen not to show publicly then pm me as I wish to go to the AGM with new ideas for RIB operators. I know there is a discussion to have a dedicated RIB deputy/vice as presently we appear under power

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Old 14 November 2011, 17:08   #4
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Hi Ian, after reading your first post re PCA I did contact them and am in the throws of joining, I feel it can only be good for the industry, and indeed hope for my self, im hopeing to go to the AGM and look forward to meeting you there, kind regards Mark
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Old 15 November 2011, 12:52   #5
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Cheers Mark, would be good to meet you at Portsmouth AGM, call me if you want anything done
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Old 19 November 2011, 17:38   #6
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Joining

What is the best way to join?

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Old 22 November 2011, 15:28   #7
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What is the best way to join?

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Sorry Mark missed your question, I will pm you the details and contacts
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Professional Charter Association

We have now joined the PCA, a like minded group of Professional Charter Operators that have a common aim.

A pleasure to be onboard with like minded professionals!
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Could you send me details/contacts also

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Old 21 December 2011, 16:47   #10
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I will drop you a pm shortly cheers Ian
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