SAFETY4SEA

The Marine Fuel Question: Is 2020 the end of the road?

During the 219 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Dr. John Kokarakis, Director Technical Business Development, HBSA Zone, Bureau Veritas, provided an in-depth overview of all the environmentally-friendly marine fuel solutions for compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap.

Loss prevention: Shipboard enclosed space safety

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Mr. David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, UK P&I Club, focused on accidents relating to entry into enclosed spaces onboard ships, which ‘continue to blight the shipping industry’. The dangers associated with enclosed spaces are well known – so why the unremitting level of casualties?

Shipping 2020: Key challenges

While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Cyprus, Mr. Ioannis Efstratiou, Senior Marine Surveyor, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry, shared his predictions on the maritime landscape in the near future, focusing on the environmental challenges relating to 2020 sulphur cap, GHG emissions, ship dismantling and BWM regulations.

The retrofit bottleneck

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Conference, Mr. Dimitrios Ioannis Kalfas, Engineering Team Leader, Argo Navis, insisted on proper and timely planning for a BWTS or a scrubber retrofit as the best way to deal with the developing industry bottleneck. He also outlined a series of retrofit Pain Points which can set calendars back during planning, such as class approval, owner supplied items, yards and transportation of equipment.

Ballast Water Treatment System: Selection & Retrofitting

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Mr. Konstantinos Dimopoulos, International Sales Manager, ERMA FIRST, shared his experience on BWTS selection procedure, advising how a vessel operator will select the most favorable system according to the vessel type. Mr. Dimopoulos noted that operations with problems in 2017 were up to approximately 30% while it almost doubled last year.

IWSA receives GREEN4SEA Initiative Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that International Windship Association (IWSA) has received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Initiative Award, sponsored by Capital Ship Management, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March, 12th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference.

Navigator Gas receives GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Navigator Gas LLC has received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by Argo Navis, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March, 12th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference.

Port Authority of Valencia receives GREEN4SEA Port Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Port Authority of Valencia has received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Port Award, sponsored by World LPGA, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March, 12th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference.

Blue Planet Shipping receives GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Blue Planet Shipping Ltd has received the 2019 GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award, sponsored by V.Ships, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March, 12th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference.

Poll

The sulphur cap is less than a year away and with most vessels choosing compliant fuel, do you expect to see a spike in incidents and accidents related to the switch over?

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