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MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop

Maritime Professionals Ask The Hard Question - WHAT IF?

MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop is being held on 25 April at the Grand Harbour hotel in the port of Southampton UK.

This is DAY 1 of a unique programme of two ‘back to back’ one day events for the sub IMO / sub 24 metre professional sector. ALL marine sectors are invited to participate in these two specialist Workshops. Man overboard and death by drowning is still the prime risk at sea.

Topics include location of a casualty in the water and solutions range from crew keeping a traditional lookout to the latest electronic devices. Besides the challenge of working in rough conditions lifting the casualty can be hampered by injuries, clothing and vessel design.

Workshop Lead John Haynes said, ‘We fully appreciate that the whole subject of MOB prevention, location, recovery and treatment can only be touched upon in a one day seminar. Our objective is to bring together people with genuine experience to share knowledge and endeavour to improve best practice across all maritime sectors.’

Subject matter experts presenting include Captain Andrew Moll - Deputy Chief Inspector of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and Captain Don Cockrill, Secretary General of the UK Maritime Pilots Association. Every pilot’s nightmare is to fall off the ladder whilst boarding. Although such incidents are fortunately very rare, when it does happen there are lessons to be learned by everyone involved – including the casualty in the water. In February 2011 Captain Jon Stafford fell from a pilot ladder 6 miles off Margate while boarding a cargo ship at night in the North Sea. He recounts lessons learned from this incident to help others.

Presenters include Subject Matter Experts:

Capt Andrew Moll  UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Capt Don Cockrill  UK Maritime Pilots Association

Capt Jon Stafford  Port of London Authority

Paul Savage  Maritime Medical Solutions Consultant

JoJo Mains  Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Controllers – HM Coast Guard Maritime Operations Centre

Background to the Event:

Shock Mitigation run specialist events that create an independent platform where maritime organisations address relevant issues and share knowledge between sectors.

Attendees include Professional, Commercial and Military Organisations, Boat Operators, Boat Builders, Equipment Manufacturers and Maritime Legislators.

Support has been excellent from both end-user organisations and the marine industry.


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