David Nichol

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Bunker Spills: A brief overview of cause, effect and prevention

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd., focused on bunker spills, examining their root causes and what loss prevention measures can be implemented to combat them. Mr. Nichol noted that spills into the marine environment relating to bunkering operations continue to occur with worrying regularity.

Crew mental health

David Nichol, Thomas Miller Hellas, talks about important issues related to crew mental health, highlighting that a broad range of factors, including anxiety, social isolation, pressure of work and disturbed sleep, can negatively influence the mental health of seafarers. Crew fitness evaluations have previously given emphasis to physical health and it is only relatively recently that due attention is being given to the mental wellbeing of seafarers. Therefore, the UK P&I Club places a high priority on the matter by raising awareness to the problem and in providing support and advice to its members.

Best practices for pollution prevention and mitigation

David Nichol, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd provides a brief overview of the UK P&I Club Risk Assessment Scheme and showcases well illustrated examples of good ship board practice and common failures relating to pollution prevention.

The role of the P&I surveyor

David Nichol, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd, explains the important role that a P&I surveyor has in the event of an incident involving an entered vessel with the potential for loss and/or damage being incurred by the Club member.

Poll

’Unmanned and autonomous vessels are quickly becoming a reality. Do you think that seafarers will be able to trust an autonomous system?

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