For immediate release: 26 September 2012
Event: IMarEST President’s Day Lecture
Topic: The Marine Engineering, Science & Technology of Saving Lives at Sea
Speaker: Malcolm R Vincent CEng CMarEng FIMarEST; President, IMarEST
Date: Tuesday 9 October 2012
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DH
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IMarEST PRESIDENT’S DAY LECTURE - THE MARINE ENGINEERING, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY OF SAVING LIVES AT SEA
The annual Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) President’s Day Lecture is always a highlight within the Institute’s calendar, and this year will certainly be no exception with the 110th President, Malcolm R Vincent CEng CMarEng FIMarEST having selected ‘The Marine Engineering, Science and Technology of Saving Lives at Sea’ as his topic, thus bringing together two of his great interests.
After a brief resume of his career, Malcolm Vincent will describe the role of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in saving lives at sea, and the importance that marine engineering, science and technology plays in fulfilling that role. The challenges of the operating environment faced by the volunteer crews sets the context for the design and construction of the RNLI’s 25 knot all-weather lifeboat fleet. He will explore this by examining the layout and equipment of the Tamar class lifeboat. Then he will use the beach-launched Shannon class lifeboat, which is shortly to enter service, to illustrate the design cycle of an all-weather lifeboat, and will conclude with an outline of the sea-keeping problems encountered and overcome.
“I have been involved with the RNLI since 1986 and became a Trustee and Chairman of the Technical Committee in 2007 with oversight responsibility for all Lifeboat and Lifeboat Station design, build/construction and maintenance,” explains Malcolm Vincent. “Becoming President of the Institute was a wonderful opportunity to bring together my involvement with these two great organisations outside my ‘day job’ and hence the subject for my President’s Day Lecture.
“Not only are the two organisations linked by the sea but they are also both dependent upon the volunteering ethos of its members, one to save lives at sea , the other to deliver our learned society activities. Meeting active Institute members in their branches around the country has been one of the great pleasures of my Presidential Year. I will be attending a number of branch events in the UK in the next few weeks before setting off to meet some of our overseas branch members.”
The President’s Lecture will be held Tuesday 9 October at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DH. Tea will be served from 17.30, the President’s Lecture will begin at 18.00 and a Reception will follow at 19.00. The evening is free to attend for all, however registration is required and should be sent to email@example.com or faxed to + 44(0) 20 7382 2667. Further information is also available from +44 (0)20 7382 2600.
About the 110th President
Following Alternative Training Cadetship and seagoing appointments with Shaw Savill and Cunard, Malcolm Vincent joined P&O Technical Services Division. He undertook various engineering and business development appointments leading to Managing Director of Three Quays Marine Services Ltd undertaking new ship design and construction activities in China, Japan, South Korea, India, Europe and UK. He was appointed director of a ship repair company, and subsequently director of a business services consultancy, which led to appointments with BT Global Services where he was responsible for commercial development and negotiation of major service contracts.
Malcolm Vincent was awarded an IMarEST scholarship to study at Surrey University and has a Masters Degree in Automation & Systems Engineering from City University. As a Trustee of the RNLI, Council Member and Chairman of the Technical Committee he is responsible for the design, build and maintenance of all weather and inshore lifeboats and lifeboat stations. He is also a Liveryman and Member of the Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. Currently a Trustee and Chairman of the IMarEST Retirement Benefit Scheme he recently chaired the Institute’s Building Working Group.