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The University of Southampton
Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

IMO Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety Seminar

11:00 - 12:00
4 July 2013
Building 28, Room 2001 Southampton University Highfield Campus Southampton SO18 1BJ Refreshments will be available

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr Yeping Xiong on +44 (0)23 80596619 or email .

Event details

We are very pleased to announce our FSI invited seminar will be given by visiting Porfessor Vaughan Pomeroy, University of Southampton, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Marine Technical Director in Lloyd’s Register in the past 30 years.

The Secretary-General of IMO called a Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety to be held on 10/11 June immediately prior to the 92nd Meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee. I attended at the invitation of the Secretary-General, and on behalf of IMarEST as an NGO, to give a presentation.

I intend to offer to colleagues a reflection on the entire proceedings of the Symposium, and I can cover my own presentation as much or as little detail as anyone wishes, as the recommendations that will now be taken forward will, probably, have a major impact on future maritime regulation. Although early days some directional indications can be drawn and these offer opportunities to us to react and influence the future and react to ensure that education courses are kept current during the forthcoming changes.

Speaker information

Professor Vaughan Pomeroy,Vaughan Pomeroy began his engineering career with the aircraft manufacturer, British Aircraft Corporation, and then worked with an international practice of consulting engineers, Mott, Hay and Anderson. He then spent over thirty years until June 2010 with Lloyd’s Register, ultimately as the Marine Technical Director responsible for the technical policy of the marine business of the classification society. During this period he was active in the development of risk assessment approaches to classification and to the development of Formal Safety Assessment and Goal Based Standards. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton since 2004. He now works with the University of Southampton to facilitate links between industry and the research community, whilst doing some teaching and personal research. He is a member of the Safety Improvement Advisory Group of the UK Civil Aviation Authority. He is an engineering graduate of the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. He is registered with FEANI as a European Engineer and with the Engineering Council UK as a Chartered Engineer.

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