The Many Aspects of Crisis Management – Friday, Nov. 9 1430-1545

The maritime industry has it’s own inherent risks and when accidents happen, management onshore must have a plan in place to respond and react.  Panelists discuss being prepared for incidents before they happen, how to handle communications within your organization and to the public (parents, press, board members, insurance companies), what to expect from a maritime investigator and how to work effectively with them.

Speaker: Captain Peg Brandon
Capt. Brandon will discuss the role of the shore side institution/company and it’s readiness to manage and respond to an emergency program challenge.

Capt. Brandon is Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy.  Prior to her current appointment, she served as Captain, Nautical Science Faculty and Director of Marine Operations at Sea Education Association.  She has a Masters degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and was the 2002 American Sail Training Association’s Sail Trainer of the Year.

Speaker: Jennifer Haddock
Ms. Haddock will discuss working with your crew and staff before, during and after an incident.

Ms. Haddock worked as an instructor/ Program Director for Outward Bound for 18 years.  For three years, she was Safety Director at the School for Wilderness Field Studies.  She has extensive sailing experience with Sea Education Association and other organizations.  Currently she is Marine Operations Coordinator for SEA.

Speaker: Brian Young
Mr. Young will discuss maritime accident/incident investigation.

Brian Young joined Mobil Shipping Company as an apprentice in 1986.  By 1996, he had successfully completed his BTEC/ Higher National Diploma in Nautical Sciences (Master Mariner) and continued to sail on Mobil’s Crude Oil, Clean Product and Chemical tankers that traded worldwide.  In 1999, Brian joined Inchcape Shipping Services in the United Arab Emerites as Port Captain and overlooked the operations of teh company for the port and local offshore area. Having immigrated to Canda in 2000, he took on the challenge of being a nautical instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, eventually serving as Chief Instructor-Nautical Sciences. After working for six years in the maritime training sector, Brian took up employment as a Senior Marine Investigator with Transportation Safety Boad of Canada.


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