Tuesday, June 22, 2021
John Southam

John Southam

John joined North in December 2016. He is a Master Mariner and joined from a survey and marine consultancy company. Previous to this, John was engaged in shipyard operations conducting new build DP vessel projects in Asia as an owners project representative. He also worked at sea for 16 years, initially on Container Vessels with P&O Nedlloyd, and then on board offshore vessels including a range of DP vessels, AHTS, PSVs, drilling units, and offshore wind farm construction lift boats.

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Drill Bits: Abandon Ship!

Abandon ship drills are an important aspect to ensure safety onboard, even in times of crisis. While these drills are commonly taking place along with other drills, such as fire drills, knowing how to properly act when an abandon ship situation occurs can really save lives. For this reason, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club, shares vital information on how to ensure a safe and efficient abandon ship drill.

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Insurers Considerations for Autonomous Ships

During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Association Limited, focused on the P&I perspective of autonomous ships and new technologies in general. As he explains, with the emergence of automation, new risks have been born as well, such as new definitions or new roles. Shipping should address these changes and adopt to the new situation.

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