Inland & Coastal to promote Get Onboard Safely campaign at Seawork 2024

Specialists in commercial pontoon and crew transfer vessel berthing, Inland & Coastal Marina Systems aims to highlight its Get Onboard Safely message at Seawork 2024, Europe’s largest on-water commercial marine and workboat exhibition.

Taking place between 11 -13 June, the show is celebrating 25 years of bringing marine professionals together on and off the water in Southampton’s Mayflower Park.  

Get Onboard Safely

With over 20 years’ experience, Inland & Coastal understands the physical, environmental and commercial challenges within which ports and harbours operate and believes that safe access is the starting point to a well-run operation.

Antiquated methods, such vertical wall ladders, narrow access ways and poorly designed mooring connections can be a hotspot for slips, trips and falls. Over 34% of accidents resulting in lost productivity occur when getting off and on boats.

Wishing to promote its Get Onboard Safely message for 2024, the team will be on hand at the show to talk about Inland & Coastal’s extensive range of access solutions on offer, enabling boats to moor securely and get their crews on and off safely year-round. If you can’t make the show, an easy first step is to invite one of Inland & Coastal’s experienced field-based team to carry out a safe access assessment with you.  

“As members of the UK Harbour Master Association and the Port Skills and Safety Association we hear first-hand from port professionals about the importance of improving access to boats in busy ports and harbours,” said Jon Challis, Head of Business Development at Inland & Coastal. “Seawork is an ideal place to engage on a more meaningful level with the industry.

“We are committed to providing solutions for safer access to boats. We strive to ensure that every individual, whether working shore side on the pontoon or as part of a crew heading out to sea, can work with confidence and security.”

Operating to the highest quality and safety standards in its production processes, Inland & Coastal is also keen to highlight its commitment to environmental and sustainable best practices and has invested in partnerships that can deliver marine habitat improvements, with Living Seawalls being an award-winning example of this commitment. 

Living Seawalls

A flagship programme of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science in collaboration with Reef Design Lab, Living Seawalls designs and produces innovative modular panels which mimic foreshore and intertidal habitats to revive the increasingly ‘urbanised’ oceans as construction ventures ever further into the sea. 

The three-dimensional tile-like concrete panels attach in a mosaic pattern, adding texture, shape and form to flat seawalls and other ocean-facing structures, which otherwise would lack the complexity required for a biodiverse marine environment.

As part of its partnership with Living Seawalls, Inland & Coastal manufactures the concrete habitat panels at its facility in Banagher, Ireland using the waste material from the production process of its floating concrete breakwaters and pontoons. Further demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and marine conservation.  

Every day during the show, Inland & Coastal will also be hosting a talk by Jess Allen from the University of Plymouth on its initiative with Living Seawalls, and how concrete marine infrastructures can be harnessed to create ecologically enhanced coastal systems.

If you’re interested in joining the discussion on sustainable Living Seawalls or learning more about safer water access, then visit ICMS on stand B14 in the Main Hall at Seawork (11-13 June 2024).

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