Developing Effective Training Solutions to Benefit Crews and Operators in a Changing World

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

John has chaired a broad range of maritime conferences and workshops. 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 builders. He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of…

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Safe & Fast - To Save Lives at Sea Rescuers Need to Reach Casualties in Extreme Conditions

Dr Thomas Coe - Whole Body Vibration, Noise and Anthropometry Project Manager, RNLI

Dr Thomas Coe is currently a Whole Body Vibration, Noise and Anthropometry Project Manager at the RNLI. Previously he was a Senior Consultant with Frazer-Nash Consultancy, seconded to the Naval Design Partnering Team as the High Speed Craft Principal Engineer and Technical Lead of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Maritime Whole Body Vibration Project. He has been involved in small fast craft for most of his career, having completed a PhD in the subject from Southampton University, conducted numerous at sea and laboratory trials. In his spare…

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Commercial Time Pressures and the Increased Speed of Workboats in All Conditions

Captain Don Cockrill MBE CMMar FNI - Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots Association

Following eighteen years of a commercial seafaring career during which he progressed from cadet to master specialising in petro-chemicals, he joined the Port of London Authority as a pilot in 1991, from where he retired in December 2019. Currently and throughout almost all of his pilotage career he has been involved one way or another in the administration and work of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association, most recently in the role of Secretary General. He represents the International Maritime Pilots’ Association in a number of PIANC working groups and as…

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Lessons Learned from Recent Accidents & Incidents on RIBs and Fast Craft

John McCorquodale - Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

John started a career at sea at the tender age of 16. Traipsing the world on a variety of ship types both big and small, he ended up as a captain on LPG tankers and container ships, including Maersk Line. Inevitably, family life dragged him ashore permanently where he took up roles as a marine pilot with Associated British Ports and then as a harbour master at Bristol Port. He has been Chairman of the Portishead Lifeboat Trust. Just over six years ago, he seized the rare opportunity to join the MAIB…

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The Aims of Marine Guidance Notices for Controlling Whole Body Vibration Risks

Julie Carlton MBE - Seafarer Safety & Health Manager, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Julie Carlton joined the Department for Transport in 1987 and moved to the Marine Safety Agency (now the MCA) in 1995. As Head of the Seafarer Safety and Health Branch since 2009, Julie has responsibility for seafarer health and safety policy, regulations and guidance including the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers and liaison with the Health and Safety Executive. She has the policy lead on living and working conditions for seafarers and fishermen, including implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) and the ILO Work in Fishing…

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Utilising Science & Data / Update on British Standards Whole Body Vibration Panel

Phill Moxley - Senior Noise and Vibration Engineer, Frazer-Nash / BS WBV Panel

Phill is a Senior Engineer with Frazer-Nash Consultancy, working within the Measurement, Noise and Vibration Group. As part of this, he has spent the past two years embedded at the Naval Design Partnering, where he has been leading the UK MoD’s vibration dosimetry program, undertaking first of class trials on platforms fitted with shock mitigating seats, and developing the MoD’s shock mitigating seat testing and procurement process. Additionally, Phill has been working as a UK expert on…

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SCOT SEATS - Cutting edge update on suspension seating and industry led technology

Jonathan Young - Managing Director, Scot Seats

Scot Seats Group is a family owned and operated business based in Ayrshire, Scotland. Scot Seats Direct design and manufacture seating solutions for multiple transport sectors and are a market leader in seating for commercial vehicles, buses, trains, fire engines and military use. In-house skills include metal fabrication, joinery, upholstery, spray painting, coating and composite manufacture. Facilitating both small and large orders to customers’ specific requirements, as well as numerous customised specialist seating and mounting systems. All seats comply with regulations pertaining to each…

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DYENA - Vessel and Crew Health Monitoring to aid Operators Managing Fleets and Staff

James Glover - Managing Director, DYENA

A naval architect and design engineer with over 20 years experience in automotive, motorsport and high speed marine craft design with technical skills focused around mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system design. Before forming Dyena, James was Head of Engineering Design for a high performance powerboat company, focusing on defence and commercial high speed craft design. Since releasing their original device in 2012, Dyena has continued to advance their vessel monitoring systems, supplying government agencies including the Royal Navy, US Navy, and commercial wind farm operators…

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SHOCKWAVE - Cutting edge update on suspension seating and industry led technology

Sean Gerrett - Sales Manager, Shockwave

Sean has been involved with the specification, business development and sales of suspension seating projects to maritime professionals globally since 2001. Since Shockwave entered the marine market he has worked with most major military and professional sector organisations in the US and Canada to support the integration of suspension seats and shock mitigation systems into fleet level procurements of high speed craft for navy, coast guard, government, municipal and commercial roles. He has engaged with numerous international clients, ranging from Special Forces groups to individual…

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Using Haptics on Vessel Controls to Improve Performance and Safety

Roy Kok - CEO, Smart-Ship B.V.

Roy has a passion for technology and innovation. He received his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in July 2015 from Delft University of Technology, after which he continued with a double degree master program consisting of Offshore and Dredging Engineering, combined with the master program Biomechanical Design - focused on human machine interaction. After receiving his master’s degree with a mark of excellence, Roy founded Smart-Ship in September 2018. Smart-Ship is a company that aims to revolutionize ship control. Today Smart-Ship is developing a range of haptic controls for simulators, small…

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SEAir - Foiling RIBs and Powerboats Provide Comfort and Efficiency for Professional Applications

Bertrand Castelnerac - R&D Director & Coxswain, SEAir

Bertrand is an experienced offshore sailor, four-times French crew offshore sailing champion. He has also completed seven transatlantic races, single, double, and crew on the RORC circuit. He has more than fifteen years of experience as a professional sailor. He has proved his expertise in foil sailing with a GC32 catamaran, an International Moth and a Flying SEAir mini 747. Bertrand co-founded SEAir with Richard Forest in 2015, bringing his seagoing experience of both inshore and deep-sea waters to adapting foiling technology for powered craft. His concept of applying foil…

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