Members of the International Lifesaving Appliance Manufacturers Association (ILAMA) have appointed Survitec’s David Parslow as Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, during the Association’s recent Annual General Meeting.
Parslow, Survitec’s Marine Industry Surveillance Manager, brings a wealth of experience in maritime safety to the role. He has participated in ILAMA for almost 30 years and has been party to both the Association’s Management and Technical Committees, representing ILAMA on IMO’s Ship System & Equipment and Maritime Safety Committees. He also participated in the development of the rules and regulations for life saving appliances on ships sailing in polar regions.
Commenting on his appointment, David said: “I am delighted to join ILAMA’s Board of Directors as Vice-Chair and look forward to continuing to elevate ILAMA’s position as the international voice for safety. I will continue to liaise regularly with regulatory authorities to establish new or improved safety standards across the global maritime sectors.”
Through ILAMA, David is an Observer at MarED and also represents ILAMA on the EU Passenger Vessel Safety Committee. He is also participant at both ISO TC8 and TC188 working groups. ILAMA plays a significant role in international maritime and offshore oil and gas safety. With non-governmental organisation (NGO) status at IMO, ILAMA promotes excellence in manufacturing, training and maintenance of life-saving appliances globally to enhance safety at sea. ILAMA also holds a category A liaison with the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) and has Observer Status to attend and participate in both the EMSA MED Experts Group and MarED.