wellness at sea

North Club receives SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that The North of England P&I Club has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

Shell: A zero-incident industry is top priority

During LISW 2019, Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime at Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd, highlighted how important is for the industry to continue its efforts on seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing and shared examples of Shell’s work towards a zero-incident future.

Safebridge, the company behind SafeMetrix joins INTERCARGO.

In a strategic step and an effort to extend the benefits of its psychometric assessment provisions to the dry cargo sector, Safebridge, the company behind the SafeMetrix platform joins INTERCARGO – The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners.

LR presents smart solution to tackle fatigue and boost safety

LR announced the launching of its LR SafetyScanner, which combines applied data science and artificial intelligence to improve health, safety and environmental managers see beyond practices, gain greater insights and move to adopting leading-edge systems, ready for the 21st century.  

AMSA: Fatigue a key factor behind improper maintenance

Analysis of AMSA’s Port State Control data indicated that there were 896 maintenance-related deficiencies issued in 2017 and 708 in 2018. This amount represents 13% of the overall deficiencies during 2017-18. A recent study which included 1026 seafarers, identified that over 20% of seafarers reported working more than 69 hours per week with unpredictable working hours.

Watch: How the ‘Effective Crew Project’ works

Merchant shipping is constantly seeking to balance safety, cost and efficiency, and crewing strategies are a key part of that equation. Led by Solent University, the ‘Effective Crew Project’ explores best practice from maritime and other industries, to improve safety, welfare and efficiency at sea.

First Greek ship company to obtain ISO 45001

Minerva Marine obtained ISO 45001 certificate by DNV GL, becoming the first Greek shipmanagement company to obtain this ISO. Now, Minerva upgraded its occupational health and safety management system from OHSAS 18001 to the latest ISO 45001 standard.

Prioritising welfare over cost promotes safety, report says

Organisations which prioritise the safety and welfare of their seafarers over business costs and performance have more developed safety cultures, lower levels of fatigue and sleep problems among their crews. This is one of seven key findings from a recent study into safety culture in the maritime industry.

Safety culture in shipping needs less bureaucracy, more motivation

In an interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Andreas Nicolaou, Managing Director at Dromon Bureau of Shipping, argued that the road to a robust safety culture in the maritime industry is not to add new standards, but to ensure the effective implementation of the existing standards.

How to maintain a good housekeeping onboard

Good housekeeping is essential to a safe workplace onboard a vessel and housekeeping oversights rarely go unnoticed during port state control or vetting inspections, ISM audits and condition surveys. In view of this, the American Club listed general vessel housekeeping observations which could affect vessel safety.

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