Specialist Man Overboard and Injury Prevention Workshops, 25th and 26th April 2017, Southampton
A programme of two, one day events for the sub IMO / sub 24 metre professional sector is being held 'back to back' in Southampton UK on 25th & 26th April 2017.
The fast moving workshop style programme will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide - and highlight potential solutions!
Day One focuses on Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery. Topics include location of a casualty in the water, 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.
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.
Day Two focuses on RS & WBV - Repetitive Shock & Whole Body Vibration on planing craft. Sessions look at how requirements and expectations are changing. Professional operators can learn techniques to improve efficiency and safety for everyone onboard.
Both Workshop days are relevant to Workboats, Pilot Boats, Patrol Boats, Search & Rescue, Survey Vessels, Wind Farm Support, Superyacht Tenders, Training and Charter Vessels.
The Workshops are being held at the Grand Harbour Hotel overlooking the historic port of Southampton. Supporters of the event include UK Maritime Pilots Association, SSA - Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association, British Marine, whose members receive 20% discount off the attendee fee.
Workshops Information http://www.shockmitigation.com
Workshops Event Manager - Julie Arthur firstname.lastname@example.org