Robert Wynn & Sons Making Sure their Future is Kept in Safe Hands
Robert Wynn & Sons were established in 1863. Pioneering huge developments in the field of heavy transport, they have achieved many firsts in road transport, gaining a number of entries into the Guinness Book of Records.
Now, as vessel owners and operators, Robert Wynn & Sons offers an environmentally beneficial and sustainable solution for transporting heavy and abnormal loads. Specialising in the power generation, electricity transmission, oil and gas and nuclear industries, Robert Wynn & Sons has the capability to transport cargo of up to 1200 metric tons on the Terra Marique, a vessel that combines state of the art technology with traditional marine and heavy transport engineering. This maximises the utilisation of the UK and European ports, rivers and inland waterways.
Harry Wynn, the son of Managing Director Peter Wynn, is the sixth generation to enter the family business. Harry is currently training with SeaRegs on a bespoke programme, which comprises of many different elements to ensure that he has the correct and relevant qualifications and training to become an MCA qualified Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster. The training programme has been adapted to meet MCA requirements including ro/ro and cargo endorsements enabling him to become qualified to be Master of the company’s vessels: the Terra Marique and Inland Navigator.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he is working his way through the ranks, gaining experience on the water and tackling a long list of qualifications over a 2-year period.
Tim West is the Company Secretary at Wynns Ltd & Robert Wynn & Sons. Tim has been instrumental in planning and organising Harry’s bespoke training programme, and he says: “SeaRegs have been an invaluable source of support and guidance as we have plotted Harry’s course towards becoming the Master of our vessels. Simon Jinks, of SeaRegs, and his team have provided valuable input and insight at every stage of his journey.
Following our research, it was clear that we needed a partner to work with us to ensure that we navigated what are uncharted waters for us. Training a suitably qualified and experienced skipper from scratch was a departure from our current way of working… Still, it was clear from our initial discussions with Simon, along with a site visit to the training centre, that SeaRegs would be a great fit for us.”
Our experience with SeaRegs has been a very positive one, as we are regularly in contact with the SeaRegs team, working together to ensure that the training programme we have developed sits well alongside Harry’s requirement to gain sea time and hands-on experience.
Simon Jinks’ input and advice on technical matters have supported our discussions with the MCA ensuring that all parties are happy with the agreed pathway towards Harry’s Boatmaster qualification.
SeaRegs always ensure that our questions are answered and our requests actioned. Despite the challenges that we have all faced in the past 12 months, their practical and flexible approach has ensured that Harry’s training has continued both in-person and online.
It has been great to work with everyone at SeaRegs to devise and support the training pathway for Harry Wynn. We knew we wanted to work with like-minded businesses, and SeaRegs have proved to be great partners as we seek to train our first vessel ‘Master in house’.”
SeaRegs Training specialises in internationally recognised STCW, MCA, SQA and RYA courses. Whilst their roots are in Plymouth, they also have facilities in London and available to teach at employer’s bases around the UK.
Source SeaRegs Training Ltd and Robert Wynn & Sons