With the completion of the recent Registered Marine Coatings Inspectors (RMCI) course in Hamburg, an additional seven students have passed the examination, achieving the RMCI qualification. This brings the total of qualified RMCI’s to more than 40 since the programme in the superyacht sector began at the end of 2014.
The autumn schedule has been announced recently with further courses planned for Hamburg (September), Southampton (October) and Amsterdam (November). Applications for these courses are now being accepted and plans to take the RMCI course further afield to America, UAE and the far East will be announced in the near future.
Currently, the week-long course is attracting students from all areas of the superyacht coatings industry, including applicators, new build and refit yards, surveyors, paint manufacturers and owner's representatives.
The RMCI qualification was born out of the desire by the industry to up-skill those involved in the inspecting and surveying of the coatings procedures. The RMCI course was instigated by the SuperYacht Builders Association (SYBAss) in conjunction with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS). It is IIMS that is delivering the course.
The RMCI course spans four-days of tuition and one final day of written and practical examinations. There are three units of study comprising an Introduction to Coatings & Inspections, Inspection Equipment and The Reporting Unit.
Speaking on behalf of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, the organisation behind the course, Mike Schwarz commented, “The course material is now firmly embedded and is being well received. We have already seen some exceptional students qualify with distinction. Several more who failed have qualified on an examination resit. So far we are very pleased with how things are shaping up and look forward to celebrating more qualified RMCI’s in the coming months.”
For more information, visit RMCI