Harbour Master Training Course Presentation

Wearing his “Maritime Policing” hat, we were delighted to have Tony Birr present again yesterday, 7th March 2018, on the three-day Harbour Masters PMSC courses take place in Southampton each March, June and October and feature lectures, discussion and practical exercises, as well as participation by the MCA, the MAIB, the MMO, legal experts from London, environmental specialists from the UK’s leading port operators and from security advisers. The 3-day workshop-based course for Harbour Masters and all those involved in any way in port marine operations. So far almost 300 harbourmasters, dockmasters, QHMs, VTSOs and senior port officers etc have attended 30 courses.

GDPR How we can help ?

What is GDPR? (General Data Protection Regulations)  • New, stricter data protection regulations from 25 May 2018 • Penalties of up to 2% of global turnover for non-compliance  • Do you process personal data – are you ICO registered?  • Is your Data Protection Policy up to date? Overview.  If your business handles any personal… Continue Reading

Devestation at Holyhead Marina

“Preparing for the unexpected.” Is the title of Tony’s presentation to Harbour Master training courses, (the next being on 7th March ) and to British Marine’s Marina Managers courses. Can you ever be prepared for something like how Storm Emma has hit Holyhead? These are normally the post hurricane scenes from storms around the world,… Continue Reading

Emergency Services Career Transition

We’ve put our heads together with the team at www.svgc.co.uk, www.imd-group.co.uk and www.leavingthepolice.co.uk, and we are looking, between us, to develop and champion a formal (ESCT) programme that will initially be centred on the police and will be supported by the relevant policing organisations and hopefully others from the private sector.  Whilst the Armed Services… Continue Reading

State 21 facilitate multi – agency exercise for the Port of Blyth.

The Port of Blyth recently held a multi-agency exercise in late September, facilitated by State 21 Ltd.  The exercise involving Police, Fire and Rescue, Border Force, along with Port of Blyth staff and Reay Security, tested both the Port’s preparedness for emergencies and in particular their response to security incidents. Martin Willis, Port of Blyth… Continue Reading

Port Strategy Magazine

Emergency planning, defensible decision making and long-term strategies are crucial to ports in times of crisis, as TMG’s Tony Birr and Les Chapman explain Are you ‘prepared for the unexpected’ is a question that has been asked of many UK harbours in recent months. There is no excuse not to be. A Government-produced guide, which supplements… Continue Reading

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Seminar

State 21 was delighted to be asked to present at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s seminar held in Hampshire. Our associate trainer, Colin Towler provided an overview on evidence gathering and compliance with elements of legislation, such as PACE, RIPA and CPIA. Richard Rowland Managing Director of State 21 said ‘We were delighted to… Continue Reading

State21 in Parliament again

The Great Hall, Houses of Parliament just before the All Party Parliamentary Ports & Maritime Group meeting in one of the Committee Rooms within the Palace of Westminter. With  colleague Kevin Hawes (Business Development) from our partnersThe Maritime Group. Subject matter for this meeting was “Reinvigorating the UK Ship Register” – from Michael Parker and… Continue Reading