Training on Lifeboat operation & maintenance

Michael Røssland, VP, Norsafe Academy gave a presentation regarding''Training on Lifeboat operation & maintenance'' at 2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum as deficiencies related to lifesaving equipment is still on the top 5 list in the ParisMOU Port State Controls. Therefore, lifesaving equipment has been subject to several new regulations and recommendations to improve safety onboard vessels and rigs. He noticed that requirements for qualification levels of personnel conducting maintenance and repairs have been increased, annual inspections have been introduced, onload-hooks need to be replaced, ships crew need to refresh their certificates every 5 years. He explained how these measures have increased the safety level onboard and highlight how important is to focus on training.

The 2015 SAFETY4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of October 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting 1100 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 by SQE4SEA and sponsored by ABS, 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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