SOCP Fall 2012 Meeting
Theme: BALLAST WATER/ECA/MARINER SAFETY - October 22-24, 2012, Providence, RI

In Conjunction with SNAME Annual Meeting


October 22-24, 2012, Providence, RI
(Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) & Westin Providence Hotel)

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) completed our Fall 2012 Meeting held at Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) on October 22-24, 2012. This SOCP meeting was held in conjunction with the annual Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) meeting held October 24-26, 2012 at the RICC.

The meeting focused on the impact of Standards/Rules/Enforcement/Compliance and regulatory changes in the areas of safety, environment and training in the US maritime industry. The agenda included presentations and panel discussions on a broad range of topics, including Vessel General Permit, Ballast Water Regulations, Human Factors and Mariner Safety, North American ECA, Vessel Response Plans, Work Force Development and STCW issues.

SOCP Fall 2012 Meeting Press Release 

SOCP Fall 2012 Meeting Agenda

Meeting Attendee List

SOCP Financials & Ballots

Meeting Pictures


Meeting Presentations:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Maritime Safety Reporting Systems Working Group Meeting

Moderators: Captain Mike Bohlman, Horizon Lines/Captain Cole Cosgrove, Crowle

  • Pros, cons and implications of Mobile Applications for Maritime Safety Reporting Systems

Tuesday, October 23

Keynote Speaker –

Panel Discussion:  Ballast Water Final Rule

Moderator/Presenter – Ms. Susan Hayman, FOSS Marine Holdings - Standards/Final Rule/Enforcement

Panel Discussion:  VGP

Moderator/Presenter:  Mr. Michael Carter, MARAD - ASTM MSD and Oily Water Separator Standards

  • Mr. John Nagle, EPA Region 1 - VGP Regulations
  • Ms. Alexandra Anagnostis, Total Marine Solutions – Manufacturers Perspective
  • Captain Mike Bohlman, Horizon Lines, Operators - VGP Implementation Experience

Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from the Barge/Duck Incident

Moderator/Presenter:  Dr. Mark R. Rosekind, NTSB Board Member

Marine Human Factors Presentation: Safety Behavior

Moderator: Captain Mike Bohlman, Horizon Lines

Panel Discussion: Maritime Safety Reporting and Data Collection

Moderator/Presenter: Mr. Pradeep Nayyar, MARAD/Captain Timothy Farley, USCG  

Event Information
Monday, Oct 22 2012 at 2:00pm -
Wednesday, Oct 24 2012 at 12:30pm [ iCal ]
Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC)
One Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903-1814 USA