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Man Overboard Workshop

Focused on Sub IMO / Sub 24 metre Professional Sector

Workboats – Search & Rescue – Pilot Boats – Patrol Boats – Survey

Wind Farm Support – Training & Charter Vessels – Superyacht Tenders

All marine sectors are invited to participate in the ‘MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop’ at Grand Harbour, Southampton on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

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

We fully appreciate that the whole subject of 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.



Workshop Lead: John Haynes  john@shockmitigation.com

Event Manager: Julie Arthur julie@shockmitigation.com

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10 Reasons Why Your Organisation Should Attend MOB Workshop:

1.    Learn simple solutions that can improve the safety plan(s) for your operations on and around water.
2.    Understand the man overboard’s perspective and effects of wearing PPE in water.
3.    Clarify why rapid return to the MOB is essential BUT effective recovery onboard saves lives.
4.    Learn how vessel design can influence recovery of a casualty.
5.    Consider what electronic devices are effective aids to location for an MOB.
6.    Discover how new technology still needs the Mark One Eyeball in a rescue situation.
7.    Gain knowledge of how rescues are coordinated remotely and in vicinity of the man overboard.
8.    Consider risks, responsibilities and liability for organisations and individuals from an MOB incident.
9.    Be part of an industry group sharing experiences and identifying genuine best practice.
10.  Understand why a joined up approach to prevention, recovery and casualty care is essential.

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

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

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