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Reports of Section meetings and activities, articles of interest to Section members.  Members proposing articles for inclusion in the Section News page should contact the Hon Secretary.

The NSW Section Committee met on 26 January and, other than routine matters, discussed:
 

The seventeenth SMIX (Sydney Marine Industry Christmas) Bash was held on Thursday 1 December aboard the beautifully-restored James Craig alongside Wharf 7, Darling Harbour, from 1730 to 2130. The Bash was organised jointly by the IMarEST (Sydney Branch) and RINA (NSW Section). More than 200 guests came from the full spectrum of the marine industry, including naval architects, marine engineers, drafters, boatbuilders, machinery and equipment suppliers, regulators, classifiers, surveyors, operators, managers, pilots, navigators, researchers, and educators. Equally importantly, the full spectrum of age groups was represented, from present students to the elders of the marine community.

The NSW Section Committee also met on 25 October and, other than routine matters, discussed:

Drew Shannon, Manager East Coast, London Offshore Consultants, gave a presentation on Salvage of Containership Rena off Tauranga in New Zealand to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 30 on 5October in the Harricks Auditorium at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.

Nick Browne, Research Supply Icebreaker Project Manager, Australian Antarctic Division, gave a presentation on Australia's New Antarctic Vessel to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 46 on 7 September in the Harricks Auditorium at Engineers Australia, Chatswood. This was the fifth-highest attendance of the 93 presentations held in Chatswood.

The NSW Section Committee met on 30 August and, other than routine matters, discussed:
 

DavidLyons, of UNSW Australia, gave a presentation on Research and Development of Marine Design Rules for Curved Composites Subject to Out-of-Plane Loads to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 21 on 3 August in the Harricks Auditorium at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.

Mick Dunne of Mercy Ships gave a presentation on Conversion and Operations of Hospital Ship Africa Mercy to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 30 on 6 July in the Harricks Auditorium at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.

The NSW Section Committee met on 28 June and, other than routine matters, discussed:

Tim Asoeneral Manager, and Marcus Ekholm, Ship Manager, of ASP Ship Management, gave a presentation on CSIRO’s New Research Vessel Investigator to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 27 on 1 June in the Harricks Auditorium at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.

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