loss prevention

Safety is directly linked to training and experience

Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention talks about Standard P&I Club’s initiatives to tackle human error. Capt. Vandenborn notes that there is a need to enhance situational awareness and reassess the risks involved in daily operations in order seafarers not to deal with them as routine tasks and he concludes that safety culture with quality experience is crucial.

Saving time and money through a best practice investigation approach

Chris Dyson, a Senior Partner and Marine Engineer, Brookes Bell Group, notes that although the shipping and offshore industries are constantly striving to improve safety standards, incidents in the marine environment continue to occur, with considerable financial, environmental and human costs.

Sharing information is the best loss prevention practice

George Devereese, Loss Prevention Advisor, UK P&I Club, says that personal injury is the Club’s second highest volume of claims and the most costly as well. He suggests information sharing as best practice for loss prevention, for example near miss and accident reporting should become an actual learning experience for all crew onboard

Retaining the ‘right crew’ onboard

Colin Gillespie, North P&I Club, notes that one of the biggest challenges for the industry is to retain the ‘right crew’ onboard. Mr. Gillespie highlights that safety culture and seafarer standards are closely linked, therefore it is important to keep onboard seafarers with the right ability and attitude, and talks about Club’s initiatives towards that end.

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.


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