Session: Incident Analysis-European Incident and North American Incident

INCIDENT ANALYSIS – European Incident and North American Incident- Nov. 15

Summary

Joint presentation (with RADM John Lang, former head of the UK MAIB and Ken Potter of  TSB Canada) on how marine casualty investigators look at accident causation with a view to improving maritime safety overall.  Approximately 10 minutes from each presenter, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A, including analysis of several marine casualty investigation reports.


Speakers: CAPT David Wood, John Lang and Ken Potter

 

CAPT David V.V.Wood, USCG (Ret.) 

CAPT, USCG (Ret.) with 30 years active duty, 15 afloat.  Commanded three cutters, including USCG Barque Eagle, 1988-92.  Licensed master mariner, unlimited.  Served in various positions on ASTA board, including Chairman, 1992—2001, member of ASTA Commodore’s Council 2001-present.  Served as a founding director of ISTA (predecessor to STI), 1997-2002.  Served as Chairman of the Class ‘A’ Tall Ships Forum, 2004-2007.  Instructor in professional maritime subjects, Marine Safety International, 1992-2002 and Northeast Maritime Institute, 2002-2007.  Author of numerous articles on tall ships and sail training, including “Cruising Literature: Tall Ships” in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History.

 

John Lang
John Lang

John Lang
John is a professional mariner who first went to sea in 1959 as a navigating officer apprentice with P&O. He later transferred to the Royal Navy where, in a career spanning 33 years, he commanded two submarines and a frigate. His last appointment before retiring as a Rear Admiral in 1995 was Deputy Chief of Defense Intelligence. On leaving the Navy he was appointed the UK’s Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents.  
John is a Fellow of both the Nautical Institute and Royal Institute of Navigation and maintains numerous links with the wider maritime community. He is President of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), on the Council of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and a Younger Brother of Trinity House. In June 2008 John became a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire.

Ken Potter, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Ken grew up fascinated by ships and the sea which lead him to participated in the Sea Education Association’s Sea Semester in 1978 and continue on to the Georgian College Marine Engineering program.  Following service on several large sailing vessels, and in the Canadian merchant marine, he went back to SEA as a staff member in 1985 sailing on several Sea Semesters and participating in the construction of the SSV Corwith Cramer and the mid-life refit of the SSV Westward. Ken continues to be active with SEA, as a trustee and currently as an overseer, and member of the SEA marine advisor committee. 

 

Between 1990 and 1997 Ken worked as a NAMS certified marine surveyor specializing in large sailing yachts and sail training vessels. In 1997 he joined the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) as a senior marine accident investigator and following numerous accident investigations, assumed the position of Manager of Marine Investigation Operations.  Ken holds an Unlimited Chief Engineers license, a Bachelor of Maritime Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently doing post graduate studies in Quality Management.

 


John is a Fellow of both the Nautical Institute and Royal Institute of Navigation and maintains numerous links with the wider maritime community. He is President of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), on the Council of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and a Younger Brother of Trinity House. In June 2008 John became a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire

John is a Fellow of both the Nautical Institute and Royal Institute of Navigation and maintains numerous links with the wider maritime community. He is President of the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), on the Council of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and a Younger Brother of Trinity House. In June 2008 John became a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire.

 

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