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The mariner’s role in collecting evidence

In the latest issue of UK Club’s Lookout publication, Capt. Hiroshi Sekine, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, highlights the importance for mariners of gathering evidence from the ship, in the aftermath of an incident at sea. 

A “HOT” approach to incident investigation

Fenna van de Merwe, Principal Consultant, DNV GL, describes how an efficient incident investigation can provide significant benefits. Ms. van de Merwe notes that DNV GL has used human, organizational and technical dimensions in order to help Carnival establish a proper investigation process with outcomes that have greater impact.

USCG: Lessons learned from El Faro tragedy

In the aftermath of El Faro casualty, Rear Admiral John P. Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, US Coast Guard, highlights that the adoption of a proactive safety culture, remains the number one priority.

Vetting evolution over the last 20 years

Warwick Norman, CEO, Rightship, talked about the vetting evolution over the last twenty years at the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference. Capt. Norman said that the motivation for the creation of RightShip was largely a desire to improve safety standards, in particular around the cape fleet where both BHP & Rio shared a common risk.

The role of the P&I surveyor

David Nichol, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd, explains the important role that a P&I surveyor has in the event of an incident involving an entered vessel with the potential for loss and/or damage being incurred by the Club member.

INTERCARGO: Industry’s trends on loss prevention

Dr. Kostas G. Gkonis, Secretary General of INTERCARGO, provides his insight into the trends that casualty data have revealed for the shipping industry over the last ten years. Dr. Gkonis says that cargo shift and liquefaction continue to be a great concern for the life on board and the safe carriage of dry bulk cargoes over this period.

Lessons learned from liquefaction incident response

Elias Psyllos, T&T Salvage, focuses on two different nickel ore liquefaction cases with vessel in distress in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea in which his company has been recently involved and explains the method that his company followed for the salvage


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