Mr Philip Rutnam the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Transport spoke compellingly on behalf of the Minister for Shipping at the annual dinner of the UK Chamber of Shipping in London. The UK maritime sector employs over 360,000 people and generates GBP 19 BN to the economy. We applaud and support UK Government efforts to work “as one” with the UK maritime sector as the UK implements a Global and Maritime Strategy. Coltraco celebrates 101 years of ultrasound and are at the forefront of UK efforts to monitor shipboard fire safety and vessel stability systems in watertight and protected space integrity. We thank Mr Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping and his fine Events Team.