Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
News has been received of courses organised by ABPmer on Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Training. See: www.abpmer.co.uk/services/courses-and-conferences
Risk is inherent within any marine operation, which means that accidents and incidents will occur. Marine accidents and incidents can be highly complex, relevant authorities are responsible for investigating these events; anyone carrying out an investigation needs the skills to conduct a robust investigation.
Run by ABPmer the two-day training course delivers the core knowledge required to understand the cause factors leading to an accident, collate the required information and compile an investigation report with recommendations for improving safety.
The course is divided into eight sessions which lead delegates chronologically through the accident investigation process. Designed specifically around the needs of the ports industry, it covers the generic skills necessary to carry out a safety investigation after any maritime or occupational accident, using real-world examples and exercises.
The course is presented by a former (UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) principal inspector, with 15 years of experience during which he was involved with the investigation of over 80 serious marine accidents, resulting in over 150 recommendations for improving safety. This is backed up with 27 years at sea, trading worldwide.
By the end of the course those attending will understand:
Who should attend?
This two-day course is aimed at those whose role involves assessing marine risk or investigating maritime accidents and incidents, such as:
Harbour masters, Deputy harbour masters, Pier masters
Port safety officers
31 March and 1 April 2020 at ABP, Southampton
21 and 22 Oct 2020 at ABP, Southampton
£490 per delegate (includes buffet lunch, tea/coffee refreshments)
"An excellent course which has enhanced my understanding of accident investigation."
If you are interested in attending the Marine Accident and Incident Investigation course, please email: email@example.com or contact Adam Fitzpatrick on +44 (0)23 8071 1889.
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Seafarers UK is a charity that has been helping those in the maritime community for over 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families.
This aid has been achieved by grants to organisations and projects across the Merchant Navy, the Fishing Fleets, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
In 2019 Seafarers UK awarded 53 grants totalling £2.2m to 43 maritime welfare charities.
On 3 April Seafarers UK made an open appeal on the world wide web to draw attention to the unprecedented times when the effects of COVID-19 are being felt all over the world with the seafaring community being no exception.
As an island nation, the UK is particularly dependent on its seafarers to keep the UK supplied with food, medicine, fuel and other essential supplies. As such, the Government has acknowledged the importance of those who work in the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and has officially designated seafarers as key workers.
As the world fights the Coronavirus pandemic seafarers are silently playing a vital role in keeping the nation afloat, under extremely challenging and unpredictable conditions.
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US Coast Guard, under guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and working with Department of Homeland Security partners Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as state and local entities from multiple port jurisdictions, facilitated the safe landing, screening, quarantine and repatriation of these passengers in a manner that has prevented further spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many passengers were brought to safe harbour in the United States when international ports refused entry.