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About Shock Mitigation

Our knowledge of specialist marine projects and high speed craft is based on over 30 years experience managing, operating and training in the sub IMO / sub 24 metre sector. We aim to work with organisations and companies that share our high standards and recognise the value of relevant, clear and accurate information.

International Specialists

We operate from the UK which is convenient for the European, Scandinavian, Middle East and African time zones - plus US time zones are part of our working day. We have consultancy partners around the world in all aspects of High Speed Craft, Marine and Special Projects that can be instructed as required.

Professional Event Partnerships

Shock Mitigation partners with organisations to support international events and chair conferences that are relevant to the professional maritime sector. Partners include RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects), ASNE (American Society of Naval Engineers). Regions include US, EU, Scandinavia, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific.

Independent & Flexible

We consider our most important assets to be our independence and our reputation. Our database includes over 4000 maritime professionals and decision makers in 60 countries. We are deliberately flexible and utilise external support as required which enables the company to be time and cost effective.

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John Haynes, Managing Director of Shock Mitigation, is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA (Royal Institute of Naval Architects), Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor.

He was voted Maritime Professional of the Year at Seawork. The award celebrates exemplary individuals within the maritime sector.

Presenting the award in front of hundreds of industry professionals at The Vestry in Southampton, BBC News presenter Laura Trant said that, ‘John Haynes has been voted Maritime Professional of the Year for his passion, innovation and dedication to the marine industry’.

The nomination said, ‘John Haynes is a thought leader in the high speed craft, shock mitigation and hybrid marine power sectors with a unique ability to engage and create momentum globally. John has a passion for these sectors, rooted in his own maritime background. He has a genuine vision of improving people’s lives on boats. His work with over 100 organisations is testament to this.’

He has chaired technical conferences ranging from ‘The Future Of Wind Farm Support Vessels’ to ‘Fast Interception and Riverine Operations’. He has written numerous papers on future requirements and new technology. He is known for organising workshops with high level panel discussions to help solve industry issues.

In 2015 he set up a working group to assist the MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) create a Marine Guidance Note for lithium-ion and energy storage on vessels. His hybrid concept ‘The Hour Of Power’, combining diesel - battery - electric, has the potential to reduce fuel consumption and emissions for vessels worldwide.


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