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Stopped From Sailing – The Yacht Is Unsafe

MERT Worldwide – Maritime Emergency Response Training American Sean D’Epagnier and his 8m sailboat Alexandra. Photo / Peter De Graaf An American overstayer has been banned from sailing from the Bay of Islands for the Pacific Islands because his yacht is unsafe. The restrictions on Sean D’Epagnier and his 8.2m Bristol sailboat Alexandra come as […]

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Jamie Hawke – Emergency Response Professional

MY ROLE AS THE SHIPS ON BOARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINER I am responsible for Emergency Response Training on board. As the Lead/Head ER Trainer I will plan and schedule all on board ER training and exercises which involve: 1. Coordinating all on-board ER Training 2. Planning ER exercises that target specific aims and objectives 3. […]

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Cruise Ship Fire

This incident which was consider minor still provides many good lesson learned, these lesson will help prevent a tragedy in the future. Equipment failure, ship processes, maintenance processes what ever the cause there will be good lessons learned from this minor incident. The Australian Navy Ship Westralia – Had a major Engine Room fire on […]

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Canadian navy ship and fishing boat collide

Canadian navy ship is hit by fishing boat.  MERT Worldwide – Maritime Emergency Response Training The Australian Navy Ship Westralia – Had a major Engine Room fire on the 5 May 1998 resulting in the death of four crew. Westralia is a Navy Supply ship capable of underway replenishment. It was carrying 20,000 tonnes of […]

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MERT Worldwide – Cruise Ship Fire

MERT Worldwide – Raging Fire Kills Two MERT Worldwide – Ship groundings and sinking The Costa Concordia report is an account of events leading up to the incident and subsequent actions of some personnel. I am not questioning its accuracy and I do not intend to speculate, but what it does is leave me asking […]

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MERT Worldwide – Costa Concordia Report

MERT Worldwide – Ship groundings and sinking The Costa Concordia report is an account of events leading up to the incident and subsequent actions of some personnel. I am not questioning its accuracy and I do not intend to speculate, but what it does is leave me asking more questions. I would like to see […]

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MERT Worldwide – Two Ships Collide

MERT Worldwide – Coaching, Simulation, Role Play, Performance Based Training 2013 has seen several Maritime Accidents and some very serious incidents resulting in loss of life.  There are as many excuses why but, the purpose of the post is to provide training solutions to these preventable events. Training – I like to refer to it […]

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MERT Worldwide – Hydrogen Sulphide H2S Hazards

MERT Worldwide – Toxic Gas Hazards On Ships The purpose of this post is to highlight the Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) dangers present on-board. H2S is the chemical symbol for Hydrogen Sulphide, its heavier than air, it is an explosive gas and if large concentrations are inhaled or come into contact with the skin it can […]

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MERT Worldwide – Costa Concordia Disaster

MERT Worldwide – Costa Concordia “A chain of failures, a chain of mistakes to put a ship like this on the rocks” “Costa is committed that no such incident will ever happen again. Our number one priority has always been and will remain the safety and security of our guest and crew” (These were quotes […]

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MERT Worldwide – The salvage of the Costa Concordia

MERT Worldwide – Maritime Emergency Response Training MERT will comment shortly on the Costa Concordia Disaster MERT Worldwide

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