Welcome to London Branch

We participate in the programme of Joint Meetings alongside other London based maritime organisations

We organise two Evening Seminars each year (held as Joint Meetings) and bi-annual full-day conferences

Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Vehicle Cargoes

An Evening Seminar

Monday 4 July at 17:30 for 18:15 on board HQS WELLINGTON

or by video conference

The next Joint Meeting is an Evening Seminar on Monday 4 July at 17:30 for 18:15 on board HQS WELLINGTON.  It is presented by London Branch of the Nautical Institute with a panel of speakers discussing "Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Vehicle Cargoes"

Dr Andy Beale - COO of Wavetrain - Maritime Security and Training
Paul Markham - Wavetrain - Power & Energy Risk Engineer
Ross Millar - Loss Prevention Associate - Steamship Mutual
Nick Haslam - Principal Master Mariner, Brookes Bell
Lea Mcdonald - Fire Investigator, Brookes Bell

Read more and register here to attend on board or remotely.

See 'Upcoming Events' below for details of joint meetings and see here for dates and organisers in 2022.  Find out more about the JIM programme and participting organisations.

The London Branch event celebrating the Nautical Institute's 50th Anniversary was a successful conference on Maritime Leadership in a Changing World on 8 April on board HQS WELLINGTON.

The London Branch AGM was held on HQS WELLINGTON on Friday 21 April 2022 and was followed by drinks and supper on the quarterdeck - a picture of members and guests on the upper deck can be seen here.

On 4th November 2021 the branch held a conference on the subject of Fires on Containerships on board HQS WELLINGTON. View the article in Seaways HERE.

On 7th June 2021 the branch held a video seminar on Seafarer's Mental Health.  An attendance of 65 listened to presentations by a panel of industry speakers and took part in the debate that followed.

On 2nd December 2019 the branch held a seminar on Charting Maritime careers. Our panel of industry speakers enlightened us about the many opportunities and pathways to careers in the maritime sector.

On 3rd June 2019 the branch held a seminar on container firefighting and prevention. Our panel of industry speakers enlightened us about fire and explosion events involving containerized cargoes, the regulations covering containerships and the ability/resources available onboard and at sea to respond.

Contact Captain Gordon Lowe, 07989226965,, or Andrew Bell FNI, 07785 586317,