We extend a warm welcome to two new Corresponding Members of IAIN: RNTF and UKMPA. They joined us in the first few days of the New Year and may their time with us be fruitful.
The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation is based in Alexandria,
Virginia, USA, established as a non-profit, public benefit, educational and scientific charity.
RNTF has an ambitious and aggressive outreach programme to members of the
public, the navigation and timing industry, and policy makers in legislatures and administrations. Each week the organisation meets with Congressional staffs in Washington, DC, talking to staff within the executive branch of the US government, conferring with industry representatives, and corresponding with partner individuals and organisations supporting resilient navigation and timing across the globe.
The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) is the representative professional body for maritime pilots in the United Kingdom. Marine pilots are highly skilled experts authorised to pilot ships in their respective districts. Taking the navigational conduct of the world’s largest vessels during the often most hazardous part of their voyage. The fundamental purpose of maritime pilotage is to ensure safety, security, environmental protection and port efficiency.
We send congratulations to Captain Donald Patrick Cockrill, Secretary-General of UKMPA who was appointed MBE in HM The Queen’s New Year Honours List for voluntary services to maritime pilotage and the port industry.