BMEEA Code of Practice Edition 6 has been published, get your copy now!

The British Marine Electrics and Electronics Association (BMEEA) is proud to announce the release of the BMEEA Code of Practice Edition 6.

The sixth edition of the code is a significant update, combining several important elements:

  • Small craft DC and AC International Standards Organisation (ISO) standards into the single standard ISO 13297:2020
  • International Standard for Electric Propulsion Systems ISO 16315:2016
  • Additional guidance on the installation of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.

The BMEEA wants to help the industry better understand how to ensure alternative propulsion systems are installed and operated safely.

The BMEEA will also be releasing a new electric propulsion short course to complemet the existing BMET in the coming months, and will be announced and soon as it is available.

The BMEEA Code of Practice is the industry guide to safe electrical installations on small craft, used by manufacturers and installers alike, it is one means of complying with the RCD/RCR and recognised within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Small Commercial Vessel Codes, this new edition brings the new updated standards to the UK marine Industry and supports the UK’s transition to Net 0.

The price of the new BMEEA Code of Practice Ed 6 is £140 for members, and £200 for non members.

The CoP is 0% VAT Rated.

To order your copy please email

If you are a member and wish to order please ensure your member company name is on the email.

And the winning apprentices are…

Congratulations to the 12 teams of apprentices that competed in the BMEEA   (British Marine Electrical and Electronics Association) Apprentices Competition held at Seawork’s Training and Careers Day.

The winning team were Elena and Louis, both apprentices at Sunseeker, who, in addition to the BMEEA Apprentices Competition winners’ trophy, each received a back pack of electrical tools courtesy of CK Tools and a crimping tool set from Weidmuller.

Runners-up were Oakley and Sydney, also apprentices at Sunseeker, who each received a crimping tool set from Weidmuller.

The marine business Level 3 apprentice teams from Sunseeker, the RNLI, and Cobra Ribs competed in real time to design the controls for a motor, including necessary calculations, and wire a system up using the test rigs provided.

Apprentices were required to provide the circuit diagram for their designed system, calculate the size of cables required to meet ISO standards and wire up their rigs. Clear marking, neatness, adherence to their wiring diagram and, of course, the fact that it worked were all important factors when it came to the judging, expertly carried out by Ian Lewis and Dan Cox.

Thanks go to Ian Lewis – Weidmuller’s Sales Development Engineer, Dan Cox of Energy Solutions, Richard Broden-Cowell from Bournemouth & Poole College, Keith Meadowcroft – BMEEA Vice-Chair and  Derek Gilbert – BMEEA Chair  who presented the winners with their trophy.

The winning team of Elena and Louis will be invited to attend the BMEEA Annual Conference in October.

A great day and a great competition with a fantastic group of enthusiastic and committed young people, these apprentices will go on to be the highly qualified marine electrical engineers of the very near future and a vital injection of skills into the vibrant and diverse marine industry.

Full article from Seawork is available here

BMEEA annual Apprentices Competition, 15/06/23

Marine business Level 3 apprentice teams are set to compete in real time to produce a fully working electrical system at the BMEEA Apprentices Competition to be held this year at Seawork .

Up to twelve teams will take part in this year’s edition of the annual competition which will take place on the morning of Thursday, the 15th of June during Seawork’s Training and Careers Day.

Derek Gilbert, Chair of the BMEEA said, “ I am absolutely thrilled that the BMEEA is able to support the apprentices and delighted that so many teams are going to participate. We are especially pleased that this annual competition is taking place on Training & Careers Day at Seawork highlighting apprentices as the future of our industry.”

The winners will be announced on the day at Seawork and will also be invited to attend the BMEEA Annual Conference in October.

Full article is available here