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Situational awareness and margins of safety

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Capt. Paul Whyte, MBE AFNI, Shipping Technical Director (Navigation Services), London Offshore Consultants talked about the importance of situational awareness in shipping industry referring also worst aviation accidents and lessons that translate to the maritime industry.

Casualties in the 21st Century – How Are We Coping?

Sam Kendall-Marsden, head of claims for The Standard Club, provided a future look to emerging trends and significant issues in the world of salvage and wreck removal. Mr Kendall-Marsden focuses on mega boxship casualties, in waste management, technology, the changing nature of the salvage industry and Wildcards.

Career Paths: Bjorn Haugland, Norway203040

In our special columnt this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Mr. Bjørn Kjærand Haugland, Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL Group who recently took up the helm of CEO of Norway 203040, a business-led climate initiative to support Norway in achieving its national climate commitments by 2030.

Career Paths: Helle Hammer, Cefor

In our special column this time, we are excited to host an interview with Mrs Helle Hammer, Managing Director, Cefor – The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers, who admits that working with the  Nordic marine insurance market is a startling moment at her career.

Reputation management in a maritime crisis

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Mr. Dustin Eno, COO, Navigate Response, noted that the shipping industry is more visible now than at any time in history; from AIS vessel tracking, to seafarer social media activity, people can see the industry like never before. Information is now more available to outside watchers than before.

LNG as a marine fuel: Key considerations

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Mr. Steve Esau, General Manager, SEA/LNG, provided an overview of the current LNG scene. He added that LNG can be a viable marine fuel, and it leads to significant environmental benefits. In addition, on a 10-year basis, LNG delivers a significantly higher ROI compared with open-loop scrubbers and it is a hands-down winner compared with low sulphur fuels.

As times change, we need to abandon “old school” mentality on safety

Industry insiders are for many years now, pinpointing the urgent need for seafarers to be trained as human beings and the importance of considering the underlying factors behind accidents too and it seems that in that way, we have been better thinkers. How, therefore, has the so-called human factor been considered as a symptom and not as a cause with the passage of time?

Wind Win Win: Environment, Engineering and Economics

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Ms Diane Gilpin, Founder/CEO, Green Shipping Alliance, highlights the benefits of wind technology for the shipping industry. Ms. Gilpin says that the abundance of wind is a great, proven source of propulsive energy, and it can support significant GHG emissions reduction.

Trends affecting the global marine insurance market

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Richard Turner, President of IUMI shares, his perspectives on the key challenges impacting the marine insurance market, noting that technology is going to play a major role by changing the current landscape. Technology and digitalization can be viewed as both a risk and an opportunity, Mr. Turner adds.

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