SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Analysis & Opinions

Interview with Larry Rumbol, Parker Kittiwake

condition monitoring

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Larry Rumbol, Condition Monitoring Market Development Manager (Marine) of Parker Kittiwake, speaks about the advantages of the new water testing kit for vessels which aligns with MLC requirements and highlights the importance of condition monitoring for the industry. Mr Rumbol addresses key challenges associated with condition monitoring and shares company's plans on the agenda.

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BIMCO: The Shipping market in 2016 and looking forward

BIMCO

The shipping industry has its work cut out going forward in 2017 as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast the lowest level of global GDP growth since 2009. Mr. Peter Sand mentions that 2017 will see another year of die-hard competition, which now includes tankers. In 2016, the container shipping industry bit the bullet in terms of demolition and consolidation to help the market to recover. The dry bulk sector needs to copy that approach.

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Key focus areas for shipping in 2017

jurisdictions

Sokratis Dimakopoulos, Deputy Managing Director, Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement, has responded to SAFETY4SEA questions by addressing key challenges for the shipping industry during 2017. Mr Dimakopoulos also shares company's plans for the new year with the aim to improve further training, HSE, vetting and PSC performance which is considered as a “ticket” to commercial success.

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Focus on new STCW requirements for retaining best crews onboard

MLC

Capt. John Dickie, Managing Director, Joint Development Associates Ltd., says that the biggest safety challenge facing shipping in 2017 is that of retaining the best crews on board and professionals ashore in the office. Therefore, industry should focus on a more practical approach to enforcement of the new STCW certification requirements for seafarers that enter into effect on 1 January 2017.

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Swedish Club focuses on emergency training

fire

Joakim Enström, Loss Prevention Officer, The Swedish Club, explains that Club's focus for the new year would be to enhance emergency response. The Club has already launched a new initiative including emergency training based upon a realistic scenario with the aim to shape a more rigorous and realistic approach to testing the emergency response plan.

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