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‘$afe manning on board ships?’
24th November 2017
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Michael Grey, Conference Chairman
Michael Grey is a Master Mariner and maritime journalist who has written and commented on the maritime world for many years. He was at sea for twelve years with Port Line of London, and he came ashore to work in the safety and technical department of the UK Chamber of Shipping, before moving into maritime journalism.
He formerly edited the weekly journal Fairplay and daily newspaper Lloyd’s List, where he continues to write a weekly column. He is the author of a number of maritime books and broadcasts on shipping matters. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and was formerly a director of the maritime industry executive search organisation Spinnaker and continues to write on human element and manpower issues across the industry, in maritime magazines internationally.
Chris Adams, FNI, Partner, Head of Loss Prevention, Steamship Mutual P & I Club.
Chris Adams served at sea as a navigating officer with Ellerman City Liners and holds a degree in Nautical Studies. He conceived and developed the Club’s series of loss prevention DVDs which include programmes on Piracy, Collision Avoidance, Groundings, Crew Health and Cyber Security, and has previously co-operated with Videotel in the production of over 90 safety training programmes. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and Younger Brother of Trinity House.
Chris will discuss the insurance perspective in the morning Accident Investigations session, looking at incidents where safe manning may have been an issue.
John Simpson, AFNI, Co-founder, Senior Partner, Solis Marine Consultants
A master mariner with extensive command and pilotage experience, which John has used when acting as an expert witness. For the last 15 years he has been a marine consultant based in London and Hong Kong where he has given evidence as well as in other jurisdictions around the world after all types of maritime accidents.
He is a member of the Lloyd’s Panel of Special Casualty Representatives and has attended salvages and wreck removals in many areas. Manning and management have both played their part in the period leading up to some groundings and collisions.
John’s presentation will give the investigators perspective, during the morning Accident Investigations session, looking at incidents where safe manning may have been an issue.
Toby Stephens, Partner, HFW Singapore
Toby Stephens is a member of HFW's Global Crisis Management team and specialises in risk, crisis management and emergency response. He investigates and analyses the causes of maritime incidents, and manages complex major marine and energy disasters involving inter-related actions in multiple jurisdictions. Toby is also recognised for marine insurance coverage and other commercial and contractual disputes. He has acted as head of the legal team at a leading Lloyd's syndicate dealing with marine, energy and war risks and has been recently recognised as a leader in global maritime crisis management by the Legal 500 directory.
Toby will speak in the morning Accident Investigations session, looking at incidents where safe manning may have been an issue, and he will consider the legal perspective.