Gemini Surveys Sailing Team attending the Half Ton Classics Cup
Gemini Surveys’ members participated at the 11th Half Ton Classics Cup organized by The Koninklijke YachtClub Nieuwpoort & Brussels Royal YachtClub.
The crew made up of some Gemini Surveys staff consultants ran with success all races including the long Coastal course under a burning sun, a lot of wind & rough seas.
We deeply thank our skipper Thibaut for his engagement, professionalism and team spirit.
Beside the sport competition, we were proud to meet a 100% feminine concurrent crew boat racing for a charity cause: « Mothers & Midwives Support » gathering funds to finance an ambulance boat for the Monvu Hospital and the Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Evi Van Acker, Belgian Laser Radial Olympic Bronze Medalist, patron of this charity action, came supporting the feminine crew at Half Ton Classics Cup on day 3.
During her conference at the Yacht Club, she explained at length why this ambulance boat is essential for this region and her implication in charity cause.
At the time of writing, we understood that the amount necessary to buy the ambulance boat had not yet been reached, so we didn’t hesitate to visit their website and learn about their ambitious and helpful project.
Affected by this problematic greatly relayed by the 100% feminine crew members and Evi Van Acker, Gemini Surveys staff decided to support their action by offering a financial aid and by giving visibility for their cause to the maritime insurance industry.
Bellow concerned Ambulance boat:
Gemini Surveys Staff participated in the vehicle fire investigation certification session.
This 3-day seminar was conducted by automotive industry representative, Detective M. Melancon from the Montréal Police Department and member of IAAI-Québec and by CENOLIA Formation des Experts consultants.
This seminar offered the keys to determine the origin and cause of fire patterns used by investigators in accordance with chapter 6 (fire patterns) and chapter 25 (Motor vehicle fires) of the National Fire Code Component NFPA 921 Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigation 2011.
More than 10 vehicles have been ignited in experimental sets in order to focus on the fire dispersion of following topics:
-Analyze the fire load of vehicles and especially commercial vehicles when fully laden.
-Understand the systematic approach of vehicles fire investigations
-Burn patterns and fire loading
-Identifying point of heat and point of origin
-Reading of fire scene
-The use of accelerants and ignition methods
-Formula for fire cause
-Break failure system fires, electrical fires….
Gemini Surveys’ staff attended an extra refresh session of few hours organized in Brussels.