While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Theophanis Theophanous, Managing Director, BSM Hellas discusses about the company’s focus on the safety, environmental and social responsibility, which lies at the background of the company’s nomination at the ‘Dry Bulk Operator’ category.
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Benny Carlsen, Senior Vice President, Global Sales at VIKING notes that, when it comes to safety, having the right equipment on board and the knowledge on how to use it as well as having trained the crew in case of an emergency are vital.
Mrs. Cecilia Müller Torbrand, Program Director for the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), explains what makes this project, which has been shortlisted in the ‘Sustainability’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees, unique for the maritime industry.
Anxiety: Either a short term “state” or a long term “trait”. Studies have shown that although too much anxiety and stress make negative impact in the workplace, when in the right amount, they can enhance one’s performance. It is of essence, therefore that seafarers have the right answers to the following questions…
Jan-Hugo Marthinsen, Vice President, Head of Offshore Energy Claims at Gard P&I Club looks back at the world’s deadliest offshore disaster: Piper Alpha. On 6 July 1988 an explosion and fire ripped through the Piper Alpha oil platform located in the North Sea, killing 167, while only 61 managed to escape and survive.
While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Mark Sutcliffe Managing Director of CSO Alliance explains the motivation behind this project which has been shortlisted for the ‘Initiative’ category. Mr. Sutcliffe notes that the reporting of cyber incidents has been very poor so far for many reasons.
Mohammed Drissi, Trustee at International Maritime Rescue Federation speaks about what he calls “Africa’s silent killer”: drowning. Drowning has become a silent epidemic, says Mr. Drissi, as it is causes the most deaths after malaria and malnutrition. However, what makes it dangerous is the fact that it is often out of sight.
Mr Esa Jokioinen, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Ship Intelligence, Rolls-Royce talks about the ‘Intelligent Awareness system’ for which Rolls- Royce has been shortlisted Awards in the ‘Technology’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees. As explained, one of the benefits of the Intelligent Awareness is that it brings situational awareness to Vessel Bridge allowing the captain to shuffle amongst Virtual Reality,
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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