Alvin Forster

Alvin Forster

Alvin joined North in August 2011, after previously working as a Marine Engineer Surveyor/Consultant and as a Technical Superintendent within a shipping company. A qualified Chief Engineer, his seagoing experience included 12 years at sea as an Engineer Officer on passenger ships. Alvin is involved in all aspects of loss prevention and survey.

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New fuels and heat sensitive cargoes

The new fuels introduced to the bunker market have been found to be diverse. One particular characteristic can however prove troublesome if the vessel is carrying a heat-sensitive cargo, argues Alvin Forster, Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Club.

Speed Limits v Optimisation

In this article, Alvin Forster, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club, addresses the issue of speed limits. As he says, this method has positively affected greenhouse gas emissions in shipping, but wonders if, after all, the speed limit is the answer for a greener sector.

Human error is not a root cause

Alvin Forster Deputy Director (Loss Prevention) of North P&I Club focuses on today’s common thought that 80% of accidents are caused by human error, highlighting that the industry has to further investigate behind the human error and see why someone did something wrong.

2020: An insurer’s perspective

While talking at the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in Hamburg, Mr. Alvin Forster, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention) at North P&I Club, analyzed implications of 2020 sulphur cap regulation from the marine insurance perspective, sharing feedback from specific cases on the challenges being faced through certain compliance methods.

Preventing Bunker Spills

Alvin Forster, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention) at North P&I Club, talks about bunker spills incidents and their impacts. Mr. Forster outlines the most common causes of bunker spills and says that they can lead to expensive claims, reaching several million dollars.

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