Naval Damage Control is the premier community gathering for naval, civilian and industry stakeholders.
Naval Damage Control is an international meeting for Navies, damage control schools, naval engineering teams, shipbuilders, maritime fire teams, first responders and industry partners to discuss and network with the community. The priority will be to discuss damage control best practice and how industry and militaries can come together to find a solution to the key issues.
As the future of ships sees an increase in automation and reduction in crew there is an ongoing concern as to whether these systems can work when needed. This isn’t down to the systems itself failing but rather the training and maintenance to ensure they work effectively. In order to move forward and embrace this technology, we must identify the key lessons learnt from previous incidents.
This year’s conference is chaired by Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, former commander of the Netherlands Navy and includes a pre-conference fire focus day investigating the unique challenges of maritime firefighting and how new technology can enhance training and safety at sea.
Key topics of the main 2-day meeting include:
- Simulation Training
- Human Factors
- Underwater Damage Control
- CBRN defence
- Future Developments