Interview

Mooring challenges from line manufacturers’ perspective

Mr. Konstantinos Koronakis, CEO, D.KORONAKIS SA makes a brief assessment of MEG-4, pinpointing areas of improvement after one year of implementation. As a line manufacturer, he provides insight into key issues concerning mooring, highlighting that mooring operations are certainly challenging but also safe when all precautions are taken.

Zeaborn: Fostering safety is a top management commitment

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Rob Grool, CEO, Zeaborn Ship Management refers to the three basic principles that the company has established to ensure safety at sea. Zeaborn Ship Management has been nominated for the Dry Bulk Operator award.

North Club: Addressing the 5 key areas of safety culture

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Simon MacLeod (Deputy Director – Loss Prevention) for North P&I Club tells a few words about SCORA, a safety culture tool for which the Club has been nominated for the Initiative Award. This tool aims to enhance performance in five key safety areas: Safety Leadership, Health and Wellbeing, Risk Management, Learning and Development and Safety Reporting.

HiLo: Sharing data for enhanced safety

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Manit Chander, CEO, HiLo Maritime Risk Management, talks about HiLo data platform – which has been shortlisted for an Initiative Award- and informs about the new add-on that will broaden its knowledge-sharing functionality. Based on HiLo’s success, Mr Chander highlights that sharing data for improving safety does not harm business, it can only help to save ships and lives.

UK Chamber of Shipping: How a ‘just culture’ can make the difference in shipping 

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Fena Boyle, Policy Manager, Safety, UK Chamber of Shipping tells a few words about the ‘Safety Culture Charter’ for which the organization has been shortlisted for an Initiative Award. This initiative aims to make safety a top priority, encourages the reporting of near-misses and accidents and the creation of a just culture by building a safe and trusting environment.

V.Group: Transparency is vital for creating a culture of safety

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Stephen MacFarlane, Information Systems Director, V.Group tells a few words about ShipSure for which the company has been shortlisted for the Technology Award. Mr. MacFarlane underpins that when it comes to safety and performance, transparency plays a major role.

Quality and proper maintenance vital for safety equipment onboard

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA at Nor-Shipping, Oslo, Mr. Baba Devani, Managing Director of Marine Operations at SURVITEC, discussed the need for owners and operators to emphasize on quality of safety equipment to ensure true compliance and safety performance. Safety, Mr. Devani argued, is way more than just obtaining a certificate.

Frederick University: Maritime training needs to keep pace with changes

Given that maritime industry operates in a dynamic and changing environment, it is vital to keep pace with latest developments; thus training should not be limited only to technical and operational skills, Dr. Angelos Menelaou, Frederick University says. In general, the young generation needs knowledge and skills which could assist in their personal development as well, he further notes

ISM Code is more than paper compliance

Mr. Theophanis Theophanous, Managing Director of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Greece, highlights that mandatory implementation of the ISM code, has had an advantageous impact on maritime safety and pollution prevention.

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