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Naval Damage Control 2014 Conference

8 October, 2014 - 9 October, 2014, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Naval Damage Control is the premier community gathering for naval, civilian and industry stakeholders.

With the increase in naval platform cost and the expansion of automation aboard vessels, it is essential that beast practise surrounding Damage Control & Fire Fighting (DC&FF) can be frequently examined and dissected. This enables much needed multi-national information sharing which means that latest lessons learned can be adopted by all stakeholders.

Naval Damage Control provides the international maritime community the opportunity to share innovations in both technology and procedure in a focused and dedicated learning environment.

Naval Damage Control is the must attend gathering for all those that work in and around the shipboard and portside DC&FF arena, whether civilian or naval.

Key Focus Areas

  • Battle Damage Control Systems & Automation
  • Fire Prevention, Detection & Suppression
  • Training & Simulation
  • Resource Management & Decision Making Aids
  • Civilian Agency Cooperation
  • Search & Rescue, and Sea Survival
  • Technological Innovation & Case Studies



Portsmouth Marriott Hotel
Southampton Road
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 23 9238 3151

The draft agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Station Commander (Retd) Paul Coates, Fareham and Portchester Fire Stations, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Commander Twan Langenhuizen, Commanding Officer Naval Fire Department, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Lieutenant Robert Averin, Project Manager, FMV
  • Fire Protection Engineer Johan Lindström, Project Leader, Science Partner Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • Safety Officer Chris Eastland, Emergency Response Team Operations Officer, Portsmouth Naval Base
  • Steve Demetriou, National Lead, Chief Fire Officer’s Association Maritime Incident Response Group
  • Commander Aslak Heen, Commanding Officer Naval Safety Centre, Royal Norwegian Navy
  • Mr Nigel Kennedy, Damage Control Specialist, L-3 MARINE SYSTEMS UK
  • Dr Jim Glockling, Technical Director, Fire Protection Association
  • Mr George Fray, Naval Authority Explosives, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Rick Jeffress ARM, CET, CFPS, Sales Manager, Fike Video Image Detection
  • Lieutenant Commander Euan Stuart, CBRN Damage Control Officer, Royal Navy
  • Commander Jim Simpson, Senior Marine Engineering Officer (Submarines), Flag Officer Sea Training (Faslane) Royal Navy
  • Group Commander Dave Smith, Portsmouth Naval Base Liaison Officer, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Captain Amir Esmiley, Principle Surveyor, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Matt Sermon, Deputy Program Manager International Fleet Support, Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Dr Dongkon Lee, Director Advance Ship Research Division (Leader of MV Sewol Taskforce Investigation), Korean Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO)
  • Mr Nigel Kennedy, Damage Control Specialist, L-3 MARINE SYSTEMS UK L3 Marine Systems UK


Event details

The Development Network
8 October, 2014
9 October, 2014
Portsmouth Marriott Hotel
United Kingdom


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