Maritime Fatigue: Just another band aid?
during port state control examinations.The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has long-recognized the dangers presented by fatigue in the transportation sector. It stated in a recent report: Because “powering through” fatigue is simply not an acceptable option, fatigue management systems need to allow individuals to acknowledge fatigue without jeopardizing their employment. Likewise, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) considers seafarer fatigue to be a potentially serious issue which is detrimental to safety at sea and the health of seafarers.The Australian Transport
How to achieve crew travel efficiency in your business
to correct and also cause unnecessary stress – especially when staff need to be on a ship for a particular deadline.Human error is usually to blame in these circumstances, typically when information has been transferred manually across platforms in an old-fashioned way. End-to-end workflow management systems such as ATPI’s CrewLink platform can take away this risk by seamlessly integrating HR and finance systems. This allows personal data to be captured so visas and other essentials can be managed easily. Profiling tools like ATPI’s eProfile ensures data is always accurate and consistent
Gibdock Secures New ISO Certification
standard at the first attempt.”ISO 45001:2018 is similar to OHAS 18001 in many respects, but places greater emphasis on top management involvement and employee participation to make workplaces safer and healthier. The structure of the new standard is the same as the quality and environmental management systems standards, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, with the aim of making them easier to integrate and ensuring consistency worldwide. Gibdock made the successful transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 last year, and so is already able to benefit fully from the synergies between these three
LR Appoints Butcher as Managing Director
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LR Management Systems & Inspection Services. Based in Birmingham, U.K., Butcher brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses. After graduating from Southampton University, Butcher held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Lloyd’s
Nautisk Names Martinsen Commercial Director
; experience in sales, and has spent the last seven years at the Danish toy group, LEGO, most recently as Nordic Field Sales Director. Prior to this he was Partner Manager at Norwegian CRM software vendor SuperOffice. Specializing in the development and implementation of reporting and management systems, Espen will be responsible for streamlining Nautisk’s processes, and will be the driving force behind its global sales presence. He will be based at the company’s head office in Oslo, Norway, working together with strategic partners across Europe, Asia and the U.S.
MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey
In a coming edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, we explore modern training and “blended learning” techniques with Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems, maker of MarineLMS. A researcher and developer of learning management systems, Goldberg’s software has been used by millions of people and companies worldwide. Here Goldberg explains the scope and important of a historic new annual survey, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID) (www.martid.org/survey). Q: Our parent organization, New Wave Media, your organization, and in conjunction with the
Windstar Cruises Appoints Inman as Director
on safety, occupational safety and environmental issues for a fleet of more than 30 cruise ships. Inman also led the marine safety investigation program while at the cruise line and played a key role in supervising emergency response, maritime regulatory audits, environmental compliance and safety management systems. Educated at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Inman is also an associate fellow of The Nautical Institute and a board member for both the Alaska
Michelsson to Join Evac
Waste, wastewater and water management systems provider Evac has appointed Tomas Michelsson as the President, Offshore and Merchant business area, effective January 8, 2018. Michelsson will replace the former President, Claes Rudling, who has retired during the summer. Michelsson previously worked as the Vessel Type Responsible (VTR) Global Sales Manager, Ro-Pax and Yachts, ABB Marine, and as the Director, Marine and Offshore business unit, Marioff.
Torgersen Joins Phoenix International
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that John Torgersen has joined the company as its new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs. Torgersen’s initial focus in his new position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety &
Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments
Evan Zimmerman as Vryhof’s new Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Clément Mochet as new Commercial Director for Vryhof’s business unit, Vryhof Anchors. Based in Houston, Zimmerman has been tasked with pushing improvement within Vryhof’s technology, management systems and engineering capabilities. In particular, he will support Vryhof in strengthening its mooring equipment technologies, with a focus on new connectors, tools, torque management systems, risk assessment software and asset management systems. Based in the Netherlands and as Commercial
Stream Marine Training Secures OPITO Approval
refresher which needs to be taken every two years. It guarantees a world-class standard of training for our clients. The approval process was lengthy and robust taking around 12 months to complete. In the lead up we developed new courses, teaching material and invested in new equipment and new management systems. We had OPITO auditors with us for every day throughout the duration of the course before gaining approval. “Safety standards remain of paramount importance to the oil and gas sector and have become increasingly strident ever since the Piper Alpha North Sea incident in 1988.
Evac Names Rudling President, Offshore and Merchant
Evac Group has appointed Claes Rudling as global Business Area President, Offshore and Merchant, effective January 23, 2017. Rudling will continue as CEO of Uson Marine, which was acquired by Evac Group in December 2016. Rudling is a member of the Evac Group Management Team. He is based in Stockholm and reports to Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO of Evac Group. Evac Group is aprovider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore and building industries.
DiCianna Joins Choice Ballast Solutions
treatment planning, installation and compliance, has hired Debra DiCianna as Senior Compliance Engineer. DiCianna’s career in the maritime industry spans over 25 years with extensive experience in the compliance and operational issues of shipowners and the design/performance of ballast water management systems. In her role at Choice, DiCianna will be responsible for assisting clients, both shipowners and ballast water treatment manufacturers, in all matters concerning BWMS planning, installation and compliance. DiCianna is a delegate for the United States (U.S.) at the International
Mayeur to Lead CMR Group’s EIM Unit
sales expertise to this key position, his task will be to grow the group’s energy, industry, marine and service activities and lead the team developing CMR’s presence in these sectors. This includes products such as condition monitoring, CTRL/CDE systems, ballast water management systems and instrumentation for naval, power plant, marine and nuclear applications. Prior to CMR, Mayeur held management positions with David Brown and Clyde Union Pumps (CBC Group), Sundyne Corporation and Flowserve
Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives
GBSL, Ian held several senior international HSSEQ executive roles in the U.K., Europe, North Africa, Middle East, China, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Ian holds a Master of Science Degree in Health and Safety Management and is a lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. Don Keirce, Vice President Operations Donald “Don” Kierce joined GBSL November 2010 as Production Manager. Before joining GBSL, Don was a Consultant for Project Solution/ Ship Constructors where he managed the new construction ofthree3 oil tanker power modules
Seaspan Appoints Three
June 2013 as Director, Safety & Environment and was appointed to the role of Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality in March 2016. As part of both the Seaspan Marine and Seaspan Shipyards Senior Leadership Teams, Shawn provides strategic leadership and direction for all HSEQ management systems throughout Seaspan. Additionally, Shawn will be the driving force behind a culture of safety, environmental stewardship, quality and efficiency throughout the company. Shawn brings more than 20 years experience leading health, safety and environmental performance in the forestry and
Keppel Comes Out Tops at WSH Awards
number of awards won by a single organization this year. Of the 35 awards, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) bagged 31 awards under the Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects (SHARP) category for its exemplary safety performance as well as good safety and health management systems. Keppel Shipyard also clinched the WSH Innovation Award with the Coupler Repair Workbench. The winning project team developed a jig to help to lock the coupler in place, thus reducing physical contact that workers have with the coupler and impact wrench, thereby minimizing risks of