Managing Safety: Firefighting and Evacuation Simulators

George V. Lykos, Director of Damage Control School, Hellenic Navy focused his presentation on ''Managing Safety: Firefighting and Evacuation Simulators'' at 2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum. He referred to the fundamentals of maritime safety and the connection with maritime firefighting and evacuation. He highlighted the new trends of safety (Safety-II) and the importance of human stress in the framework of Non-Technical skills in emergencies. He explained to the audience how the Hellenic Navy firefighting and evacuation simulators increase seafarer's performance in emergency situations and ended his presentation with videos of realistic training in the simulators

The2015 SAFETY4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfullyconcluded on Wednesday 7th of October 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting1100 delegates from 30 countries representing a total of 480 organizations.

A unique panel of 24 global experts presented latest maritime safety perspectives, best practices, security trends, loss prevention issues and human element challenges. Positive feedback on the presentations together with roundtable discussions proved the programme and speakers successfully addressed current maritime issues.

The event organized bySQE4SEA and sponsored byABS, ASPIDA, CHALOS & Co Law Firm, DNV GL, Dorian LPG, Hellenic War Risks, Hellenic Lloyd's Register, MAGSAYSAY, Marshall Islands Registry, Norsafe Group, Phoenix Register of Shipping, SpecTec Group, SQEMARINE, Steamship Mutual P&I Club, Thenamaris(Ships Management) Inc., Transmar Shipping and UK P&I Club.Furthermore, the event was supported by: ALBA Graduate Business School, AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, Green Award, ECOMASYN, E, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association, , Hellenic Navy, Hellenic Committee of Lloyd's Brokers' Association, HELMEPA, HEMEXPO, Hellenic Maritime Law Association, Hellenic Society of Maritime Lawyers, International Propeller Club, IFSMA, MARTECMA, Piraeus Marine Club, University of the Aegean, University of Piraeus, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yatch Club of Greece.

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