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MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop 2018

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Reducing Risk For Anyone Working On Or Near To Water

John Haynes AFNI FRINA - Workshop Lead / Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat…

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How All Sectors Can Learn from Man Overboard Incidents

Captain Andrew Moll - Deputy Chief Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Andrew joined the Royal Navy in 1978. He served in HMS COVENTRY during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. His career was largely sea-going, spent in destroyers and aircraft carriers. His commands included: the fast patrol boat SNV AL FULK, while on loan to the Omani Navy during the later stages of the Iran-Iraq war; the Type 42 destroyer, HMS YORK, in the Gulf on counter-narcotics operations; the Type 22 frigate, HMS CHATHAM, leading NATO’s squadron in the Mediterranean and patrolling the Baltic. After 27 years…

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7 Ways To Die In Cold Water (Crucial factors that can help survival)

Paul Savage OBE - Maritime Medical Solutions Consultant, Saviour Medical

Paul walked into a Lifeboat station on his 17th birthday and never left, initially volunteering at Poole and now at Tower Lifeboat in London. With his interest in remote and maritime paramedical medicine he joined the RNLI full time in 2005 as the Clinical Operations Manager. He was responsible for the operational medical response of all of the UK and Eire’s Lifeboat crew, Lifeguards and Flood Response teams, as well as the architect and custodian of the Clinical Governance of the RNLI. He advised…

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Low Resource Rescue and Rapid MOB Recovery for Fishing Vessels and Workboats

Frankie Horne - Fishing Safety Manager, RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea throughout the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. This is achieved through four principal activities – lifeboats, lifeguards, community safety and flood rescue. These four strands make up the RNLI’s Concept of Operations, which is supported with extensive fundraising. Community safety is core to the RNLI’s operations and underpins the aim to halve drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024.…

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How A Man Overboard Can Improve Their Chances of Rescue

HM Coastguard Maritime Operations Controller

Her Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG) is a section of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency responsible for the initiation and co-ordination of all maritime search and rescue (SAR) within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region. This includes the mobilisation, organisation and tasking of adequate resources to respond to persons either in distress at sea, or to persons at risk of injury or death on the cliffs or shoreline of the United Kingdom. It is also responsible for land based search…

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Lifejackets Are Part Of An Integrated Life Saving Solution

Alistair Hackett - General Manager, Ocean Safety

Alistair spent 16 years as Logistics Director at The Challenge Business and was involved in the support of all 51 of the Global Challenge circumnavigations including that of Dee Caffari in 2005/6. Joined Ocean Safety in Southampton as General Manager in 2006 and within that role has also managed the supply of all the safety equipment and safety training for the last 3 Volvo Ocean Races. Alistair is a member of the RORC Special Regulations Committee and also the RYA Technical Committee. Ocean Safety are the UK’s leading independent supplier of…

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Lessons Learned from Patrol Boat & Safety Equipment Procurement

Tony Birr - Workshop Facilitator / Director, Century Maritime

Tony started his working life in the Royal Navy before joining the British Police Service, serving for a total of 32 years. He gained skills and experience covering both operational and organisational leadership, project management, procurement, significant change management and technology integration. During his police days he was responsible for all Marine Operations in the Solent area including protection of national infrastructure. This involved taking into account threat levels and risk assessments, formulating and developing strategies and working with partner agencies. He now…

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