During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Elias Psyllos, Vice President Commercial and Risk Management, T&T Salvage, shared lessons learned from his experience in emergency response incidents. Beginning his presentation with key salvage concepts, he provided the main first steps operators need to follow in the initial phase of a response. Experts’ presence on site, a proper salvage plan and salvage engineering are vital, he stressed, to verify what savors are doing is right.
In the following article, Capt. Siddharth Mahajan, Loss Prevention Executive Asia, Singapore, at the Gard P&I Club, discusses challenges associated with the use of scrubbers as one of the two most popular options for compliance with IMO 2020 and shares preventive recommendations for scrubber-related breakdowns.
Speaking at SAFETY4SEA Forum in Athens, David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, UK P&I Club focused on safe mooring, providing a brief overview of the challenges facing seafarers as well as common failures arising from mooring accident investigations.
In this article, Mark Clark, Director of the MTI Network, discusses the necessity of a coordinated media response in case of a large mega box ship casualty. Analyzing the example of the MSC Napoli grounding off UK in 2007, Mr. Clark explains what are the key steps to follow when managing such a media crisis.
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.
The sinking of the container ship ‘El Faro’ in October 2015, claiming the title of one of the biggest marine tragedies in the recent history of US, was largely attributed to the Captain’s wrong assessment of the conditions. Anastasios Chrysikopoulos, Chief Officer at Maran Dry Management Inc. analyzed the Captain’s actions which identified human error as the key lesson to be learned from the El Faro loss.
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.
Although it is a new risk, cyber-crime is considered one of the top five risks in shipping. This is where we stand at the moment; we know only four paths to implementation in shipping. But do we know how successful are they or even which is the most effective?
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