In May 2019, InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management sector, released the report from its 3-month Enclosed Space Entry survey, data for which was received from almost 250 ships, representing more than 5,000 seafarers. Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager talked exclusively with Seagull recently about the survey and its results, why InterManager got involved and where the project is going.
Industry association InterManager recently ran a three-month long survey, securing feedback from nearly 250 ships representing more than 5000 seafarers. A wide range of vessel operators, managers and crews took part in the survey. Based on the data obtained, the industry is now changing its narrative on the causes of Enclosed Space incidents.
Accidents in enclosed spaces continue to cause serious injuries and fatalities on board ships. Accident analysis shows that failure to follow established procedures is one of the primary causes of such accident. Despite regulations being in place to control the risks associated with enclosed space operations, seafarers are still dying in enclosed space incidents.
Seagull Maritime is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the private equity fund Oakley Capital (“Oakley”) that has acquired majority stakes in the business from our current shareholders, Herkules Private Equity Fund IV. In parallel with the process of ownership of Seagull, Oakley Capital have been able to facilitate and lead acquisition of Videotel, which has been part of the KVH Industries.
The leading onboard training provider Seagull Maritime have acquired a majority of the shares in Tero Marine.
Accidents in enclosed spaces have long been a source of serious injuries and fatalities. Analysis into these accidents shows that the underlying cause is often a failure to follow established procedures that are put in place to ensure the safety of seafarers. Whether this is due to insufficient knowledge or a disregard for safety precautions, the fact remains that effective training is required to increase the safety of enclosed space entry operations.
One of the world's leading paint and coating suppliers, Jotun, has co-operated with Seagull Maritime AS, to develop an informative set of e-learning modules on the theme of onboard paint maintenance, with emphasis on in-service treatments.
OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) has recently released their new Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) that takes effect on 17th of September 2018. With a complete section on maritime security devoted to Cyber Security, this is the first major revision of OCIMF’s VIQ since 2013.
Seafarers can now undergo training on Occupational Health and Safety on board their respective vessels using a new on board course.
June 25 will as always mark the annual Day of the Seafarer. In 2017 and 2018 we have seen a strong momentum in the industry to address seafarers wellbeing, particularly their mental health.
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