A superyacht has suddenly become involved in a crisis which has the potential to escalate.

You, or your organisation, are directly or indirectly affected by the situation. Are you prepared? Have you the knowledge, experience and confidence to handle it?

The Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum is hosting a conference, which will address this highly sensitive and potentially contentious subject, with a team of leading specialists from the Forum and the Superyacht and associated industries.

The event is being held on the 25th September 2018 (the day before the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show commences) at the Metropole Hotel in Monaco, and will consist of a number of presentations and panel sessions which will be interactive whilst structured to be informative, educational and memorable.

The event will commence with on screen breaking news coverage of a crisis on board a yacht and other examples of media coverage of similar incidents. Various emergency response and preparedness scenarios will also be discussed including grounding, collisions, pollution, fire, injury and crew and passenger issues.

This will be followed by a discussion by a panel of specialists representing sectors of the industry likely to be involved in the crisis – the chain of command, responsibilities, communication, solutions – with the objective of controlling the situation and preventing an even more serious situation. The audience will be involved with the discussion.

With hacking and cyber warfare becoming an ever growing threat and having the potential to cause a crisis or exacerbate an existing situation, there will also be a presentation from Forum members who have extensive experience in the cyber security market, on the current situation and how to prepare for likely future threats.

The ability and experience to handle the media in fast evolving events and fluid situations is vital. To address this, the event will also provide a media response tutorial directly involving the audience which promises to be educational – and memorable!

Finally there will be a presentation on the current status of Brexit and how the Isle of Man may be affected before the event closes with a lunchtime drinks and canapes networking reception.


This is an event that will be highly beneficial to all those involved in the duty of care and the safe management of a superyacht. If you want to find out how to prepare for and handle a crisis, book you place with the Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum. Places are limited and will be strictly allocated.


To book your space, please email info@iomsf.im providing your name, professional role and name of organisation or vessel.


The event is being sponsored by The Shipowners’ Club, Stream Marine Training and Brookes Bell