IJUBOA is delighted to welcome four more new members this month to the association. They are Atlas BV based in Holland who are a leading recruitment company working with many of the major ship and barge operators supplying qualified competent crew for a whole range of marine requirements. The world famous Damen shipyards have also become members of IJUBOA which IJUBOA is very proud of, as Damen have been at the forefront of the technological improvements to tugs and workboats as well as a variety of other craft for more than 50 years. Their input in ideas and innovation will always be welcome in this industry, particularly as they are now embarking on producing jackups / liftships. We also welcome Topbond who have been serving the South East of England in the construction and building field as well as undertaking a variety of marine operations. Earlier this year they acquired a Ravestein 250 jack up barge and are now working towards fully certified membership of IJUBOA. And last but perhaps most important of all we would like to say a very big welcome to our American friends Hercules Offshore. This is a company operating 19 liftboats. The company has an excellent record and has been accorded full certified status immediately due to the competence of the company. IJUBOA is particularly pleased that we now have a major operator in the North America as a fully certified member of IJUBOA. We will certainly be looking forward to meeting and greeting this company at our next event.