Maritime Week Gibraltar 2021



This schedule of events taking place during Martime Week Gibraltar is dynamic and will grow as more events are addressed. Please check this page regularly to make sure you have the latest information.

 All registered MWG21 Delegates may attend the Breakout Sessions free of charge - register your interest by filling in the Breakout form below:

Breakout Registration Form



* all attendees wishing to join the Royal Navy reception on Wednesday 10th November, will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within the last 24 hours when boarding the vessel. Complimentary lateral flow tests will be offered by Maritime Medical Services and Petrospot on Wednesday 10th November in the Aurora Ballroom, The Sunborn between 13:30 and 17:00.

**Please note face masks must be worn on the HMS Dragon and inside the Gibraltar Port Building for any attendees on the tour.




    • 08:00-17:30 - Introduction to Shipping and Bunkering course (£650) petrospot
      • Internationally renowned shipping and bunkering expert Nigel Draffin covers the essentials of shipping and bunkering in a comprehensive overview of these sectors, with particular emphasis on how they are mutually dependent.
      • The course covers:
        • Navigation & Propulsion
        • Regulation & Control
        • Earning Money
        • Safety and Pollution
        • Class and Insurance
        • Technical issues in bunkering
        • Fuel quality and use
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    • 14:00-17:00 - Ship & Yacht Registry Course (£25)gibraltar mar admin
      • This half-day course is designed and taught by the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA) to bring delegates up to speed with ship and yacht registry under the Gibraltar Register.
        The course will cover:
        • Legislation
        • The Red Ensign Group
        • Ownership
        • Role & Responsibility of the Local Agents
        • Procedures & Requirements
        • Applicable Codes and Technical Support
        • Advantages


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    • 18:30-20:30 - HM Government of Gibraltar Opening Receptiongibraltar hm gov
      • Location: The Convent
      • Dress: Business Casual

    • 21:00-01:00 - Gibraltar Port Operators Association After Partygpoa
      • Location: The Waterfront - A short walk from The Convent
      • Dress: Smart



      • 20:00-late - Peninsula Evening Receptionpeninsula
        • Location: The Sunborn – The Wheelhouse Terrace
        • Dress: Smart Casual

    Breakouts - Atlas Rooms, Sunborn
    • 09:30-11:00 - Maritime Medical Services
    • 10:00-12:00 - Bunkering & Fuel Quality
    • 11:00-12:45 - Innovation in Maritime (Wilhelmsen)
    • 12:00-13:00 - LNG Bunkering
    • 14:00-15:30 - The Road to Zero Carbon
    • 16:00-17:00 - Shipping: Ship and Yacht Registry (GMA)
    • 16:00-17:00 - Bunker barges: Adapting to a green environment (VT)

    Offsite Breakouts
    • 09:00-10:30 - Isolas Legal Breakfast
      Portland House, Glacis Rd, GX11 1AA, Gibraltarisolas
      • ISOLAS Partner Christian Hernandez will be speaking at a ‘breakfast breakout’ session at ISOLAS LLP. Christian is acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in shipping finance in Gibraltar, as noted by Chambers and Partners, the European Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Global Counsel 3000 amongst others. Christian will be exploring the subject of Ship Arrests, for which Gibraltar has become synonymous with due to its key geographical location. Read more...
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    • 11:30-13:00 - Hassans' Legal Q&A, Networking Brunch & Aperitifs
      11th Floor of Madison Building, Midtownhassans law
      • Partner Lewis Baglietto will lead Hassans’ Underway, a Q&A and networking session held on the 11th floor of Hassans at Midtown, in the centre of Gibraltar, with panoramic views across the Bay of Gibraltar. Hassans’ shipping experts will be on hand to answer any questions in relation to Gibraltar as a centre of excellence for maritime activity. All guests will receive a copy of Hassans’ informative Underway manual, which provides information relevant to both visiting vessels and the home fleet.
    • If you are planning on attending please RSVP to for catering and directions.

    • Tours**
      14:00-16:00 - HMS Dragon, Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer & Gibraltar Port Authority’s Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Control Room
      14:00-17:00 - University of Gibraltar Maritime Academy Tour

    • 18:00-20:00 - Royal Navy Reception* - Jointly sponsored by Ince & Petrospotpetrospotince
      • Onboard HMS Dragon
      • Dress: Smart Casual
      • Transport departs from the Sunborn at 17:30
      • Transport departs the HMS Dragon for The Rock Hotel at 20:15 

    • 20:30-22:30 - Minerva Bunkering Receptionminerva bunkers
      • Location: The Rock Hotel
      • Dress: Smart Casual
      • Return to The Sunborn at 22:45

    *Please see updated COVID-19 information at the top of this page


    • 09:00-16:00 - Introduction to LNG Bunkering course (£650)petrospot
      • This course is designed to bring delegates up to speed with the technical, operational, practical and safety-related aspects of using LNG as a source of fuel for ships. It will provide delegates with a solid base from which to develop their understanding of this exciting and rapidly developing sector of the bunker industry. 

      • The course covers:
        • Why use gas as fuel
        • Methane
        • How is it burned?
        • Boil off gas 
        • Safety Risks
        • Regulations
        • LNG Bunkering methods
        • Price comparisons
        • Bunkering procedures

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    Breakouts - Atlas Rooms, Sunborn
    • 10:00-11:00 - Green Ports
    • 14:00-17:00 - The Superyacht Sector (includes tour)

    Offsite Breakouts
    • 09:30-11:00 - Ince Breakfast Sessionince
    • 11:00-12:00 - Ince Cybercrime Seminar
    • Location: 6.20 World Trade Center, 6, Bayside Road, Gibraltar GX11 1AA
      • Following his Flagship Conference presentation on Combatting Cybercrime in Ports and Shipping, Ince Senior Partner Julian Clark, along with colleagues Anne Rose, William Chetwood and Rachel Butlin, will hold a breakfast breakout session on cybersecurity at Ince’s Gibraltar offices. It will be focused on a major incident scenario where a cyber-attack leads to a serious casualty involving personal injury and loss of life. This session provides step by step guidance as to how to respond in an emergency and the various issues that need to be addressed.
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    • Tours**
      • 10:00-12:00 - HMS Dragon, Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer & Gibraltar Port Authority’s Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Control Room
      • 14:00-17:00 - HMS Dragon, Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer & Gibraltar Port Authority’s Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Control Room Tour (Includes visit to a Minerva bunker barge)

Breakout Registration Form




Registration Options

Introduction to Shipping and Bunkering:


Ship & Yacht Registry Course:


MWG21 Flagship Conference:


Introduction to LNG Bunkering:




Get Sponsoring Info

MWG21 Sponsorship

  • Peninsula
  • Minerva Bunkering
  • Gib Oil
  • Wilhelmsen Ship Service
  • Hassans Law
  • Isolas LLP
  • MH Bland Group of Companies
  • Shell LNG
  • Maritime Medical Services - MMS
  • Green Ports Gibraltar
  • Dive Marine Services
  • Peninsula
    Badges and Lanyards
  • College Clinic Ltd
    Hand Sanitiser Stations
  • Veritas Petroleum Services
  • Alfaship Gibraltar
  • Gibraltar Port Operator Ass
  • Intertek Lintec
  • Ince
  • GAC
  • Port Auxiliary Services (PAS)


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