SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
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2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards

  • The 2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference is due on Wednesday, 4th of October in Eugenides Foundation, followed by cocktail reception and you might be interested in!

    This is a PRO BONO/ NON PROFIT event aiming at a target group of more than 800 Delegates / 400 Organizations (Mainly Safety, Technical, Operations, marine departments of Shipping Operators and relevant associated Industry Organizations).

    For more information about the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Awards, please click here.

    Attendance is FREE, subject to Registration


    Event Timetable
    Welcome Coffee & registration [ 08:00 – 09:00 ]

    Panel # 1 – Conference Opening  [09:00 – 10:00]

    1. David Price, Managing Director, Wallem Ship Management – Safety & the importance of engagement
    2. Warwick Norman, CEO, Rightship – Vetting evolution over the last 20 years

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Panel # 2 – Safety Perspectives   [10:00 – 11:15]

    1. Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA – KPIs to demonstrate SMS resilience
    2. Elias Psyllos, VP Commercial and Risk Management, T&T Salvage – Experience transfer from recent incidents
    3. Konstantinos Voutzoulidis, Senior Engineer, ABS – Personnel Transfer and Crane Safety Features during STS
    4. David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller Hellas – Crew Mental Health

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Coffee Break [ 11:15 – 11:45 ]

    Panel # 3 – Loss Prevention [ 11:45 – 13:00]

    1. Mark Bull, Marine Consultant, Trafalgar Navigation – On the threshold
    2. Chris Adams, Head of Loss Prevention, Steamship Mutual – Navigational Safety in the cyber era
    3. Rod Lingard, Joint Managing Director, Thomas Miller War Risks Services Ltd – War Risks hot topics
    4. James Wilkes, Managing Director, Gray Page – Security & Anti-Piracy

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Panel # 4 – Crew Competence & Training [ 13:00 – 14:00]

    1. Dr. William H. Moore, SVP, Loss Prevention, American Club – Loss Prevention Challenges of Seafarer Competency Assessment and Competency Assurance
    2. Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), North P&I – “Right crew” from a loss prevention perspective
    3. George M. Teriakidis,  Regional Business Development Manager, DNV GL- Training Survey Findings

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Lunch Break [ 14:00 – 15:00 ]

    Panel # 5 – Safety Culture [ 15:00 – 16:00]

    1. Yuzuru Goto, Managing Director, K Line LNG Shipping (UK) Ltd – Avoiding major accidents in LNG shipping – Importance of developing safety culture
    2. Erik Green, CEO Green-Jakobsen A/S – Measuring real safety performance
    3. Vivek Menon, Head of Department, Occupational Health and Safety, SEAHEALTH – “More than Pulse and Paper” – The Safety Recruitment Assessment

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Panel # 6 – Ship Operators Vetting  [ 16:00 – 17:15 ]

    1. Capt. Panagiotis Nikiteas, HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO, Anangel Maritime Services Inc – Vetting process : aiming for a culture of compliance or for ocean transport sustainability?
    2. Stavros Meidanis, DPA/CSO, Safety & Quality Manager, Capital Ship Management Corp.TMSA 3 : A new challenge for the Ship Operator
    3. Capt. Panos Chatzikyriakos, HSE Director, Sea World Management & Trading Inc. – Vetting Challenges: The Dangers of Numbers

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Cocktail Reception   [17:15 – 19:00]


    Attendance is FREE, subject to Registration

    You may review details of previous event as follows:

    Details of all previous SAFETY4SEA events may be found here.



    SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA are PRO BONO projects fostering Safety & Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:

    • The Leading Maritime Safety Portal, (40,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)
    • SAFETY4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year
    • SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards, the world’s largest Safety Conference, attracting 800+ delegates / 400+ organisations in Athens, every October
    • The Leading Maritime Green Portal, (30,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)
    • GREEN4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year
    • GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards, the world’s largest Green Conference, attracting 800+ delegates / 400+ organisations in Athens, every April
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  • Panel #1 : Conference Opening 

    David Price, Managing Director, Wallem Ship Management

    David Price is a Master Mariner with comprehensive experience in all facets of ship management with an ability to lead and motivate teams under challenging circumstances. David began his maritime career at sea, coming up through the ranks of 2nd Officer to Chief Officer and Master Mariner before coming ashore to a role focused on safety in 1994. He then worked in various roles before heading up another major international ship management company. David’s expertise extends across ship management of a wide range of vessel types, Technical & Crew Management, Offshore DP2 / DP3 vessel operations, Oil Major Requirements, Setting of Operational Standards, Vetting & Safety Audits & Quality and Environmental Management. In his current role, David looks after Wallem’s Ship Management hubs in Hong Kong, Europe, India and Singapore, ensuring that his teams are focused on safety, quality and operational efficiency.  David is a member of various shipping committees and regularly participates in various other industry committees and panels.


    Warwick Norman, CEO, RightShip

    Chief Executive Officer of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under my stewardship RightShip has become a global authority on maritime safety and environmental sustainability, helping shippers, terminals and ports, ship owners, managers and maritime finance organisations to minimise their maritime and environmental risk.

    With offices in Melbourne, London and Houston, RightShip completes over 35,000 vets per year, supporting more than three thousand users in over 250 organisations worldwide, including shippers, shipowners, ship managers, port authorities, terminals, agents, insurers and maritime finance organisations. In 2014 alone RightShip removed over 900 unsafe vessels from customer supply chains.

    Whilst at RightShip I’ve also lectured in tanker safety at Australian maritime colleges, and served as a Board member of the Seafarers’ Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Board and the Marine Council.

    I am the current Chairman of AUSMEPA, the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association.

    Panel #2 : Safety Perspectives

    Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA  

    Apostolos Belokas is a Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with more than 20 year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent and Consultant. He entered the industry back in 1992 as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers and later shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE issues as superintendent and later as a Consultant and Trainer. Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 5,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE subjects. He is holding Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specialising in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degrees in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA), all of them awarded with distinction. Apostolos is the Managing Director of SQE MARINE & SQE ACADEMY and he is also the Founder and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA and GREEN4SEA.


    Elias Psyllos,Vice President, Commercial and Risk Management, T&T Salvage

    Elias Psyllos is the Vice President of the Commercial and Risk Management Department of T&T Salvage based in Houston Texas. He is responsible for commercial, legal, and technical support to daily global company operations. He supports business development and client relationship management activities. He also oversees internal insurance and risk management matters to include policy management and claims reporting and acts as Project Manager on company operations. Prior experience includes 15 years as a Risk Manager for a London-Greek Shipowning Group. He was overall responsible for the Group’s Marine Insurance and claims. For 4 years he served as a member of the Group’s Marine Operations Team, actively involved in the management of Oil Tanker and Bulk Carrier fleets.  


    Konstantinos Voutzoulidis, Senior Engineer, ABS

    Konstantinos Voutzoulidis is a Senior Engineer in ABS and a lifting appliances subject matter expert. He holds a MEng degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and he has been working for the last 10 years in vessels’ classification and marine and offshore equipment certification. He is the team leader for lifting appliances in ABS Piraeus office and he was the project manager for the new edition of the ABS Guide for Certification of Lifting Appliances. In addition, he is responsible for the rule development coordination for Europe division, and he is also involved with the plan approval of various hull aspects.


    David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd.

    David Nichol is a master mariner with 39 years of experience in the shipping industry. After sea service on tankers, bulk carriers and OBO’s, he worked as a ship surveyor and marine consultant for 18 years performing a wide range of casualty investigations, ship inspections and cargo surveys, with the majority of assignments being P&I related. From 2010, he was employed as a P&I Club senior claims executive before joining the loss prevention department of the UK P&I Club 3 years ago. David is based is the UK Club’s Piraeus office assisting members with loss prevention advice, training and education initiatives, as well as carrying out regular shipboard P&I risk assessments.


    Panel #3 : Loss Prevention

    Mark Bull, Marine Consultant, Trafalgar Navigation

    I commenced my career in 1970 as a cadet with P&O S.N. Co. I spent the next 27 years at sea, with a 2 year sabatical in the late 1980s when I trained, qualified and practiced as a techer of English as a 2nd language.

    After 5 years in command, I came ashore qualified as an ISM and ISO lead auditor and joined a large ship management company ending up as the QM/DPA for a large fleet and 3  offices. After a brief spell as a consultant, I then moved to London where I became the Loss Prevention Manager of an IG P&I Club.

    Since 2012 I have been an independent consultant and have now started my own company Trafalgar Navigation dedicated to Navigational Audits, Assessments and Inspections.


    Chris Adams, Head of Loss Prevention, Steamship Mutual

    Chris Adams served at sea as a navigating officer with Ellerman City Liners of London. He holds a degree in Nautical Studies from the University of Southampton and joined The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited as a claims executive in 1979, initially specialising in handling collision and other admiralty incidents. He has been a partner of Steamship Mutual’s management company since 1998 and is Head of the Club’s European Syndicate and Head of Loss Prevention. In the latter role he has conceived and developed the Club’s series of loss prevention DVDs which include programmes on Collision Avoidance, Groundings, Crew Health, Cyber Security, and Piracy; the latter winning the Seatrade Award in the Safety at Sea Category. In addition, in over 20 years of cooperation with Videotel, more than 90 onboard safety training programmes have been jointly produced, the content of which greatly benefit from the Club’s claims experience. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, Younger Brother of Trinity House, Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, Freeman of the City of London, a Trustee of the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship Scheme, and Chairman of the International Group’s Pilotage Sub-Committee.


    Rod Lingard, Joint Managing Director, Thomas Miller War Risks Services Ltd

    Rod is a Master Mariner and has degrees in, Nautical Studies, Law and an MBA. After 11 years at sea, mainly on bulk carriers, Rod worked as a cargo superintendent for a short while before joining the Sunderland P&I Club in 1987 and then Thomas Miller/The UK P&I Club in 1991. Rod became a Syndicate Manager with Thomas Miller in 1995 and he managed several different Syndicates, including Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd from 2008 to 2014, providing claims handling and advisory services to UK P&I and UK Defence Club Members. Rod returned from Greece to London in 2014 to become the joint Managing Director of Thomas Miller War Risk Services Limited the consultants to the Managers of the Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited and in April 2016, in addition to keeping his war role, Rod moved to the Isle of Man and recently became Chairman of Thomas Miller (Isle of Man) Limited.


    James Wilkes, Managing Director, Gray Page

    James Wilkes first led an investigation into a major act of piracy in 1998, responding to the suspicious disappearance of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier “CHEUNG SON” in the South China Sea. He has since spent nearly two decades advising clients on ways to counter the threat of piracy, as well as assisting those who continue to fall victim to acts of piracy – most recently in hijack for cargo theft incidents in West Africa and South East Asia. In December 2009, James appeared in the High Court as the Expert for Amlin Corporate Member Ltd, the defendant insurer, in what is commonly referred to as the “Bunga Melati Dua Case”; Masefield AG – v – Amlin Corporate Member Ltd [2010] EWHC 208 (comm.) Since then, James has acted as an Expert for shipowners, cargo interests and insurance underwriters in numerous other cases where piracy and matters of ship security have been central to the proceedings being brought.   James co-founded specialist maritime consulting group Gray Page in 2003 and has headed it ever since. In addition to the group’s unparalleled investigation and intelligence services, Gray Page’s Asset Protection division provides crisis management and security consulting services to shipping and insurance market clients.  Gray Page has offices in the UK, Singapore and the USA.


    Panel #4 : Crew Competence & Training

    William H. Moore, Senior Vice President – Loss Prevention, American Club

    Dr. Moore is the Senior Vice President for Loss Prevention at the Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., managers of the American Club. In that capacity, he brings 21 years of experience to the development and implementation of the Club’s loss prevention initiatives to assist shipowners in the reduction of maritime risks and incidents. He formerly worked at ABS in New York and Gard Services in Norway. He acquired his doctorate degree at the University of California at Berkeley in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering and is also a graduate of Ocean Systems Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Moore is also formerly the Chairman of the IMO’s Joint Maritime Safety Committee & Marine Environmental Protection Committee’s working group on the Human Element


    Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), North of England P&I Club

    Colin is the Deputy Director of Loss Prevention at North P&I Club, one of the world’s leading mutual marine insurers providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance.  North’s highly regarded loss prevention team of skilled and experienced ex-mariners provides high quality information and real-time support to help North’s members improve their operational efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to joining North in 2006 Colin served at sea and worked in maritime education.


    George M. Teriakidis,  Regional Business Development Manager, DNV GL 

    George Teriakidis is a naval architect and currently holds the position of Regional Business Development Manager in DNV GL Greece. He studied in the university of Newcastle Upon Tyne in UK, naval architecture (B.Eng.) and continued his studies with a master degree (M.Sc.) on Ship Production Technology in the university of Strathclyde, in Glasgow. Upon completing his studies he started working for the classification society DNV as a trainee surveyor in Dubai, U.A.E.. Till 2008 he became a senior surveyor and got specialised in the surveys of various ship types. He also became responsible for the CAP service in Middle East and India as well as a deputy manager for the DNV Maritime Service Centre of Dubai. During August 2008 he moved to Greece and started dealing with business development  and customer service management for shipping as well as oil & gas. Since the merger of DNV and GL (2013) he has been working as the Regional Business Development Manager, responsible for the region of east Mediterranean, black and Caspian Sea. He has delivered various presentations and participated in various conferences. He is married and has one daughter. Beyond his family, he loves music, movies and photography.


    Panel #5 : Safety Culture

    Yuzuru Goto, Managing Director, K Line LNG Shipping (UK) Ltd

    Mr Goto took on this position in April 2014 after 4 and half years heading the commercial division. He joined “K” Line in April 2004, spent 2 years in Tokyo HQ followed by 3 and half years in Houston, mainly in charge of commercial and business development in LNG shipping. Before “K” Line, he worked in the marine insurance business for 10 years.



    Erik Green, CEO, Green- Jakobsen A/S

    Erik Green is one of the founders of Green-Jakobsen in 2001. He graduated as a Naval Architect in 1990 and has a master’s degree in organisational learning and development. Within the maritime segment Erik’s expertise mostly relates to the development of corporate and individual safety culture (competencies), marine HR and leadership development.

    As a strategic business consultant with more than 20 years of experience Erik is specialised in helping companies develop both at a strategic, tactical and operational level. His professional competence covers marine HR and safety projects involving both employees and employers and he is an experienced project manager, subject matter expert, strategic executive coach and as a strategic business consultant. Furthermore, Erik is continuously engaged in the development of Green-Jakobsen’s own leadership training concept, and safety maturity development concept and methods.


    Vivek Menon, Head of Department – Occupational Health and Safety, SEAHEALTH

    Vivek is a Master Mariner with more than 15 years of experience in the Maritime industry. His experience includes working on board various cargo vessels and ashore assisting companies within the area of Maritime Health, Safety, Security and Environment. He holds a Masters in Maritime Affairs specialising in Maritime Law and Policy. Vivek is currently with SEAHEALTH, Denmark as Head of Department – Occupational Health and Safety.


    Panel #6 : Ship Operators Vetting Panel

    Panagiotis NikiteasHSQE Manager / DPA / CSO, Anangel Maritime Services Inc.

    Captain Panagiotis Nikiteas is maritime professional with 29 years’ experience span in various sectors of the maritime industry including management, marine, vetting, operations, crewing, safety, quality, environmental, energy, security, health, surveying, incident investigation and training. He had been stationed and worked abroad in Manila, Dubai and Singapore and appreciated the benefits of multi-cultural working environment. He is holding Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Master’s degree in International Shipping with distinction, Post Graduate Diploma in International Shipping and Transport Management and is a graduate form Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with distinction. Panagiotis is the HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO of Anangel Maritime Services Inc.


    Stavros Meidanis, Capital Ship Management Corp., DPA/ CSO, Safety & Quality Manager

    Stavros first joined Lloyd’s Register 1999 and worked as a Marine Surveyor and Quality Lead Auditor, until 2003. From November 2008, he was promoted to Principal Surveyor and Global Manager for Marine Management Systems, leading the Global LRQA/Marine Business Centre, focusing on LR’s Group Strategy regarding Marine Management Systems and its implementation into the Supply Chain across the world. From August 2013, he decided to join the leading Shipping Company Capital Ship Management Corp, taking the position of Safety Manager, DPA & CSO. He is responsible for Company’s entire fleet, currently 63 vessels – including Oil/ Chemical Tankers, Bulk Carriers and Containers. His efforts are mainly focusing on development and implementation of Company’s Strategy with regards to Safety, Environmental and Energy Performance, along with inspection SIRE Programme and relationships with Industry Partners.


    Panos Chatzikyriakos, Health Safety & Environmental Director, Sea World Management and Trading Inc

    Panos Chatzikyriakos is the Health Safety & Environmental Director of Sea World Management and Trading Inc. He is responsible for safe, effective, efficient and fiscal management of all Marine related aspects of the operation, maintenance and overhaul of Company’s Vessels. He is also responsible for the Management of all Sea Going personnel, which includes recruitment, development of existing staff, and succession planning. Prior experience includes 11 years as Head of SQE for a US based shipping company where he was responsible for the development and implementation of HSQE programs and initiatives while measuring program performance against targeted business output and improvement levels. Panos Chatzikyriakos is a Master Mariner with more than 14 years of Sea Service experience on all types of Tankers, and has MSc degree in Maritime Operations by Liverpool John Moores University and a Diploma in Organizational Behavior and Leadership by   Eckerd College of Florida.

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  • ABS

    ABS, a leading international classification society, is guided by its mission to promote security of life, property and the natural environment. ABS has a long and proud association with the Greek ship owning community and continues to support its current fleet and future fleet development. As the Greek fleet has expanded and diversified, ABS has continued to expand and develop its services to Greek ship owners. ABS is a technical partner providing traditional classification services as well as on-the-ground technical services in asset performance, energy efficiency, environmental performance and lifecycle management. Delivering practical and innovative solutions, ABS supports the Greek shipping industry in meeting today’s demands as well as future challenges. Greek shipping operations are supported through the local Athens office as well as a global network of surveyors, engineers, researchers and regulatory specialists who work in more than 200 offices in 70 countries around the world



    American P&I Club

    Headquartered in New York, the American Club is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the Americas. A member of the International Group of P&I Clubs which collectively insures approximately 90% of the world’s tonnage, it offers full cover for Protection and Indemnity and Freight, Demurrage and Defense risks and has in recent years  grown  and  globalized  its  tonnage.  In addition to New York, the Club’s Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., has operations in Houston, London, Piraeus, Shanghai & Hong Kong.  Winner of the Lloyd’s List North America Maritime Services Award for 2016, with over 70 dedicated specialized staff, including qualified lawyers and licensed mariners, the Club is proud of the ability to communicate in 11 languages, boasts an active safety and loss prevention program with proven track record of exemplary personalized service and has the know-how and capability to accommodate the needs of members both large and small.



    Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd

    ARCADIA Shipmanagement provides safe and reliable transportation of oil by sea, through a modern fleet, setting top objectives for Safety, Quality and Environmental protection. To achieve these, Arcadia is dedicated to develop and sustain a strong working relationship with all parties involved in International oil trade, based upon mutual trust and reliability.Safety is enhanced by establishing a risk assessment system for hazard identification, risk management and control, adressing guidance for the prevention of errors, hazardous situations and incidents, through reporting and investigation procedures and providing training of personnel at Company’s in-house maritime training centre and by attending externally provided courses. Quality is maintained by undertaking auditing and evaluation process, with commitment towards the continual improvement of HSQE performance, through setting and measuring various Key Performance Indicators, analysing N/C reports, reviewing findings from internal audits ashore and onboardThe Environment is protected by preserving and whenever possible, further reducing the burden on the environment by setting and achieving tougher voluntary standards, such as Green Award. Moreover, by aiming for the reduction of identified environmental impacts of Company activities to air, sea and land, to the possible extend and seeking to conserve energy and materials, through recycling and waste reduction programs. 



    Chalos Law Firm

    Chalos & Co. is a globally recognized law firm dedicated to servicing our client’s needs wherever and whenever necessary. We are available on a 24/7 basis. In today’s competitive and complex global economy, we insist that each of our clients receive individualized service and the necessary expertise required for them to achieve success. Our clients’ needs come first and drive our focus to achieve objectives in the most pragmatic and cost-effective manner possible. Recognizing that our clients entrust the firm to handle critical and complex legal problems, we are committed to deliver unsurpassed service and the best achievable results. Our proven ability to resolve problems in a realistic, cost effective and result-oriented way is our hallmark. The firm represents foreign and domestic corporations, insurers (both domestic and foreign), brokers, third-party claims administrators, shipowners, charterers, protection and indemnity associations (P&I Clubs), energy companies, oil and gas exploration, refiners and transportation companies, manufacturers, shipyards, importers/exporters, stevedores and a broad array of other individuals, professional firms and associations.



    Consolidated Marine Management Inc

    Consolidated Marine Management Inc. (CMM), a company of Latsco Shipping Ltd., has been established in 1997 and is located at Kifisia.  CMM provides with operational, technical, financial and ship building services, focusing on fundamental principles of quality, integrity, safety, health, environmental protection and energy efficiency, with established programmes for performance excellence, profitability and growth of management of clean energy transportation vessels. CMM pursues all entrepreneurial ventures with ethics, integrity, consistency to incident-free operations and ultimate aspiration of providing excellent services through long-lasting customer relationships. CMM’s history begins over half a century ago as part of Latsis Companies’ Group having the 8,750 dwt M/T “SPIROS” as the first vessel under its management. Within 60’s and 70’s, fleet expanded significantly through adopting numerous vessels (tankers and other types), numbering about 60 vessels with the majority of them trading under “PETROLA” name. In 1982, fleet’s technical manager was renamed “BILINDER MARINE CORPORATION SA” and its management and expansion of approximately 90 vessels (various sizes/types) totalling 3.5 mil dwt began. Central position in fleet was occupied by 6 ULCCs including the “HELLAS FOS” (largest ever built ULCC with total carrying capacity of 555,000 dwt). Currently, CMM manages a fleet of 15 vessels (MRs, LR2, VLGCs), while another 9 vessels shall be delivered up to 2018.




    DNV GL

    Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.




    Dorian LPG

    Dorian LPG is a pure-play LPG shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently has four modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel on the water. Dorian LPG has 18 ECO VLGC newbuildings due for delivery in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from HHI and Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Ltd., including the 13 that it acquired from Scorpio Tankers. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, London, and Piraeus.Dorian LPG is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands.



    Gray Page Ltd

    Gray Page is a specialist advisory and consulting group that solves problems around the world for companies and organisations in shipping, insurance and international trade. Often working in sensitive, complex circumstances, we assist our clients by investigating cargo theft, losses, damage, fraud and piracy; locating assets, vessels and witnesses. We also help clients prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis events. Gray Page has also been hardening ships against security threats like piracy for many years. Following two years of research and development, Gray Page has recently launched the DFENCE vessel perimeter protection system. The DFENCE anti-piracy barrier is designed to prevent unlawful over-the-side access to ships, oil rigs and other marine installations. The DFENCE barrier system is safe to handle and easy to fit, making it a practical alternative to razor wire.



    Green-Jakobsen A/S

    Green-Jakobsen was founded in 2001 and our focus has always been on the improvement of human performance within the maritime segment. We are a group of people with maritime and academic backgrounds, counting some 40 employees in total.  Over the years we have rolled out a vast number of development programmes, facilitated improved human performance, and trained thousands of seafarers and office staff world-wide. We have offices in Copenhagen, Manila, Athens and Mumbai.

    Our areas of expertise are:

    • Maritime safety performance – reducing LTIF, providing strong tools and methods to support the safety initiatives and focus on defining actions rather than preparing lengthy documents
    • Maritime leadership – training leaders to fulfil the performance driving role, providing knowledge and tools to act as competent leaders
    • HR performance and management – linking the management and development of people and their competencies with leadership skills and safety performance
    • Soft skills courses – offering a wide range of subjects for company specific courses and seminars
    • Measure and develop safety performance – strengthening a proactive safety culture in an ongoing cycle in a plug-and-play solution including on board training and development

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    Hellenic Mutual War Risks Club

    The Hellenic Mutual War Risks Club is run by, for, and in the interests of its Members, providing superior cover for ships of virtually any type or size operating under the Hellenic flag. As a mutual club, we have a clear mission: “We combine flexibility with tradition and the highest levels of service to provide Members of the Greek shipping community with specialist, mutual war risks insurance that is second to none.” We are proud of our heritage, but we never stand still. We are flexible in adapting to the changing risks facing our Members and the changing profile of the Hellenic shipping community. From initial enquiry, to day-to-day operating queries and in the event of support, we provide skilled technical assistance based on real experience.



    INSB Class

    International Naval Surveys Bureau – INSB Class, is an independent-non-governmental-Greek ship classification society working with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the marine environment.  Headquartered in Piraeus since 1977, INSB Class belongs to the cluster of the leading Non-IACS societies with international presence in more than 50 countries.

    INSB Class main services include:

    • Ship classification scheme including periodic surveys for maintenance of class.
    • Surveys & supervision on site for ships during construction.
    • Engineering studies, plan approval & technical review & calculations services
    • Statutory surveys & certification.
    • ISM & ISPS systems assessment & certification.
    • MLC 2006 assessments and verifications.
    • Technical interpretation and consultancy services.
    • Surveys of Damage, Modification or repairs.

    Our activities are supported by the expertise & resources developed over almost 4 decades in offering survey & classification services via highly trained surveyors, auditors and experts who apply their decisive experience and knowledge for improving ship safety standards and creation of sound operational reliability and endurance.We respect tight shipping schedules and by being available 24/7 we focus on our high responsiveness and technical expertise that can make a difference to you and your classed fleet.




    MacGregor is a family of innovators. By offering engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads we make the sea more accessible, safe and reliable for those whose livelihood depends on the changing conditions of the sea. To enable that we have a variety of strong product brands and committed experts with a passion for solving challenges – and the power of the sea is sure to provide those.





    With more than 45 years experience  MARITA HELLAS SA  has developed a wide range of Safety Products & Services. Our product portfolio includes  Marine Evacuation Systems ( MES), Liferafts ,Fire Fighting equipment  & life saving appliances for total safety solutions on board in the marine safety and survival field for all kind of vessels. MARITA HELLAS SA is authorized representative and distributor of Survitec Group ,a trusted market leader in the safety and survival solutions arena. Survitec Group brings together best in class brands such us RFD,ZODIAC,DSB,BEAUFORT,EUROVINIL,CREWSAVER,ELLIOT,TOYO,LIFEGUARD  and other reputable brands for quality ,design & innovation. Also MARITA HELLAS SA is an ISO 9001 : 2008 certified company and holds approvals from major class societies  for the services provided as per below: BUREAU VERITAS ,ABS, Rina, Loyds Register, GL High standard services such as inspections, maintance  & repair of safety equipment are operated by our continuously trained technical staff at MARITA HELLAS SA’ authorized service station suitable designed and equipped for satisfying the highest requirements and needs for our customers 24/7.



    Marshall Islands Registry

    International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. The RMI Registry is the third largest registry in the world, surpassing 134 million gross tons and 3,885 registered vessels at the end of July 2016. IRI has a network of 27 worldwide offices that have the ability to register a vessel or yacht, including those under construction, record a mortgage or financing charter, incorporate a company, issue seafarer documentation, and service clientele.  The quality of the RMI fleet can be measured by the RMI’s continued White List status on both the Paris and Tokyo Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The RMI also meets the flag criteria for a low risk ship under the Paris MoU’s New Inspection Regime, and has qualified for the United States Coast Guard’s Qualship 21 roster for 12 consecutive years, which is unprecedented. The most important asset to the Registry is its customers and IRI strives to provide them with full service from any office, 24 hours a day. To learn more, visit



    North of England P&I Club

    North P&I Club  is a leading marine mutual liability insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 140 million GT of owned tonnage and 50 million GT of chartered tonnage (at February 2017). We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices in Greece, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. We are a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), with over 12% of the IG’s owned tonnage. The 13 IG clubs provide liability cover for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage and, as a member of the IG, North protects and promotes the interests of the international shipping industry. Recent years have seen growth based upon our core values of quality membership, service excellence and financial stability. We have an “A” (stable) credit rating from the financial rating agency Standard & Poor’s. North has grown by attracting quality shipowners and charterers who have maintained and improved the risk profile of the Club. 




    RISK4SEA objective is to foster Safety and Environmental Excellence by minimizing inspection risk and enhancing the quality and reputation of any ship or operator. We will gather, assess and analyse information available from various sources to provide the necessary insight and analytics in order to prepare company and ships for port calls.





    SEAHEALTH continually seeks to improve the safety, health and well-being of seafarers and contribute to a safer and more efficient maritime working environment. Established over 20 years ago to support Danish-flagged ships, SEAHEALTH has won an international reputation for offering solutions and guidance relating to on board and onshore issues. This global standing has led, in recent years, to seafarers and ship owners worldwide accessing SEAHEALTH’s knowledge and services. With a management board consisting of the representatives of shipowners and seafarers, it is an independent non-profit making body with the principal aim of advancing occupational health and making the working environment of one of the world’s oldest and most vital industries, fit for purpose in the 21st Century.






    SQE ACADEMY is the dedicated Training Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE ACADEMY is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Training, operating a DNV-GL Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management syste

    Offering at a glance:

    • 45+ Safety, Quality & Environmental related courses
    • Open Courses, In House Courses, Distance & E-learning
    • 10,000 plus Training Delegates




    SQE MARINE is the dedicated Consulting Services Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE MARINE is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Consulting, operating a DNV–GL Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management system.

    At a glance:

    • Established 1998
    • 10,000 plus Ship Manuals Developed
    • 500 plus Management Systems Developed
    • 850 Plus Clients served



    Steamship Mutual

    Steamship Mutual’s aim is to provide a comprehensive high quality P&I service backed by sound underwriting and strong reserves. The Managers are determined to ensure that these objectives continue to be met. Steamship Mutual is one of the largest and most diverse P&I Clubs in the world, and a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs participating in the International Group Pool. Our Members remain the centre of our business and we strive to offer them the best advice and support wherever they are around the world. We firmly believe the service we provide our Members will help define our future success.




    T&T SALVAGE, a member company of the Teichman Group, is committed to serving the emergency response needs of its clients under the highest standards of safety and quality. The Teichman Group since 1957 has grown to become a leading service provider to the international maritime and offshore petroleum industries.  T&T SALVAGE,, Global response services are supported by salvage stations in Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg and South America. The Group owns and maintain a comprehensive inventory of salvage, firefighting systems, ship-to-ship (STS) lightering systems, anti-pollution systems, three-dimensional sonar, ROVs, and advanced diving systems all packaged so it can be rapidly transported by air, land or sea. The portable assets are complemented by floating heavy lift and salvage support vessels ready to meet both routine and emergency response challenges. In addition, the Group includes an in-house design and fabrication department available on a 24 hour basis to support any urgent in-situ needs a field salvage team may have during an operation.  T&T SALVAGE is a Member of the American Salvage Association (ASA), the International Salvage Union (ISU), the North American Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI).



    UK P&I Club

    The UK P&I Club is one of the oldest P&I clubs in the world. It provides Protection and Indemnity insurance in respect of third party liabilities and expenses arising from owning ships or operating ships as principals. One of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations it insures over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered ships from more than fifty countries across the globe.




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    • Thank you for your interest in the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards!

      ONLINE Registration for this event will be open till Tuesday 3rd of October 2017, 12:00 GMT.

      In order to register for the event please fill in all info required on the following form. Registration for the event is required for each delegate in a SEPARATE Form. If you need to register more than one person please submit the form again by filling additional data for separate persons completing the same procedure.

    • Note : All the above fields are mandatory to be filled in to proceed with the registration


      1. Event Details: SAFETY4SEA Conference is scheduled for WED 04th of October 2017 on Eugenides Foundation, Athens. It will be a full day event from 09:00 to 18:00 followed by cocktail reception. Organizers reserve the right to alter/change any part of the program/ event for any reason.
      2. Costs: Event participation is FREE of charge including attendance of the event and beverages/snacks offered. Attendance Certificates and Presentations will be available at SAFETY4SEA subscribers after the event.
      3. Registration: All registrations will be confirmed by reply e-mail. There will be a reminder e-mail closer to the event for all registrations to the e-mail specified in the registration Form.
      4. SAFETY4SEA Awards: Award ceremony will take place before the evening ahead of the conference.
      5. Co-ordination with Organisers: Participation in the forum implies full co-ordination in line with instructions provided by organisers before and during the conference (including registration) at the venue.
      6. Questions to panels: Questions to be submitted to panels have been prioritized as follows: 1st priority will be given to questions submitted online on the event website before then event [ online form ], 2nd priority will be given to questions submitted online during the conference either by e-mail or via Facebook and Twitter, using hashtag #SAFETY4SEA, with other options to be considered if time permits.


      Registration will be confirmed by reply e-mail. In case you submit your registration and do not receive a confirmation e-mail within the next 24 hours, please contact the organisers at +30 210 4520410

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    • Thank you for your interest in the 2017 SAFETY4SEA Conference!

      In order to submit your question to the panels of the event please fill in all info required on the following form.


      1. Questions to be submitted to panels have been prioritized as follows: 1st priority will be given to questions submitted online on the event website before the event, 2nd priority will be given to questions submitted online during the conference either by e-mail or via Facebook and Twitter, using hashtag #SAFETY4SEA, with other options to be considered if time permits.
      2. Submitted questions will be confirmed by automated reply e-mail.
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  • Who Should Attend

    This is a must attend event for all companies and individuals interested in Safety Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:

    • Ship owners
    • Ship Manager Company Staff (Technical, Marine, Operations, Safety & Quality)
    • Maritime professionals
    • Regulatory & government authorities
    • Flag state representatives
    • Classification societies representatives
    • Marine Insurers & P&I Executives
    • Experts on information technologies (IT) onboard
    • Other relevant with smart technologies Industry Organizations/ Executives/ Experts

    Delegate Helpdesk

    General Information

    Who can I contact for more information on the event?
    Please contact the organisers directly at e-mail: info [at] safety4sea [dot] com


    How do I register?
    To register you should fill in the online registration form and follow the instructions contained in the Registration Form.

    Is the event free to attend for the delegates?
    Attendance to the event is FREE subject to online registration. In case you are interested, please complete the online registration form and confirm with the organizers. FREE attendance includes coffee, snacks and drinks during breaks plus lunch at the event venue. Attendance does NOT include accommodation and/or travelling or parking which should be paid in by the delegates as decided/applicable. Speaker Presentations, Conference DVD and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event, at no additional cost, ONLY to SAFETY4SEA subscribers.

    What happens if I am unable to attend despite being registered?
    Appreciate if you could inform the organisers by e-mail as soon as possible before the event.

    At the event

    Where is the event being held and how do I get there?
    The event location is Eugenides Foundation, Athens. You may find instructionshere.

    What happens when I get to the event venue?
    When you arrive at the event please go to the registration desk and collect your badge which should be worn at all times. Welcome coffee and snacks are available during registration and breaks.

    After the event

    How may I evaluate and comment on the event?
    You may comment with the organisers at any time, during or after the event. Furthermore an event evaluation form will be available online after the event to complete anonymously any comments you may have.

    How can I order Speaker Presentations, Conference DVD or Certificates of Attendance?
    Speaker Presentations and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event, at no additional cost, ONLY to SAFETY4SEA subscribers. Conference DVD may be available at additional cost to those interested.

    Please contact the organisers directly at e-mail: info [at] safety4sea [dot] com


    The Eugenides Foundation was established in 1956 as a non-profit-making legal entity in private law. Its purpose was to implement the wishes expressed in the last testament of the late Eugenios Eugenides, a benefactor of the Greek nation. Registered and based in Athens, its founding charter states that its objective is to contribute to the education of young Greeks in science and technology.


    The Foundation’s fully renovated Auditorium can seat 500 persons. With a surface area of 300 square metres it is a distinctive and prestigious venue, ideal for conferences, presentations and official functions requiring seating arranged in amphitheatre layout. Both stalls, entered from the first floor, and circle, entered from the second floor, are guaranteed to impress the visitor. The Auditorium has an elevated, permanent stage, with panel seating for 11 persons and a podium. There are four fully equipped interpreting booths and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Where required, sound and vision can be shared with the adjacent lecture rooms – allowing more than 1,000 persons to attend a single event.

    Around the Auditorium, on both first and second floors, there are five rooms available for parallel proceedings, as well as adaptable spaces ideal for exhibitions and conference catering.

    You may see access instructions here.


    Organizers are co-ordinating with Metropolitan Athens, a deluxe hotel situated next to Eugenides Foundation, the venue of the event. For any queries regarding accommodation you are kindly requested to contact:

    Reservations department:
    or Tel: [+30] 210 9471000
    or visit Metropolitan Athens Website

    We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

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