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Aug-Sept 2022

(Sep 05 2022)

OPENING 
 
OCIMF news for May and June - a management trip to Rotterdam; perspectives on decarbonisation; a tribute to two inspectors; and a number of studies, meetings and reports
 
What IMO's MEPC78 meeting meant for tankers - updates to emissions regulations, the Mediterranean Sea as a new Emission Control Area, and a review of ballast water regulations
 
How tanker operator AET attracts and retains talent - a staff retention level of 91 per cent, and an almost equal gender balance (44 per cent female) in its onshore staff. HR director Linda Murray explains how it does it
 
ESG reporting - tanker operators are increasingly being asked to report emissions related data, and data on other aspects of ‘social’ and ‘governance’ (ESG). INTERTANKO is formulating guidance
 
Seafarer training challenges with decarbonised fuels - will we need seafarers with a higher level of qualification?
 
Maritime training company OTG - making e-training time more efficient and improving core technology
 
 
TANKER OPERATOR ATHENS REPORT / SHIP MANAGEMENT 
 
Columbia’s COO Leonid Zalenski – perspectives on SIRE 2.0 and seafarer shortage
 
Martin Shaw - comparing now with the 2010s, challenges grasping the risk of 'black swan' events, giving the human element the space to manage them if they occur
 
Elvictor's Konstantinos Galanakis - crewing challenges today, including shortages of people, rising costs, seafarers fabricating experience
 
BSM's Adele Crothers - on BSM's "just culture" and why it is different to a no blame culture
 
 
TECHNICAL
 
Using Ecospeed coating - How Pleiades uses Ecospeed coating to reduce rudder damage
 
Getting insights from your safety data - with analytics from HiLo Maritime Risk Management
 
Should we use electric propulsion on tankers? - Offers the ability to run at slower speeds without a decrease in efficiency
 
Useful insights from shipboard CCTV analysis - identify if maintenance tasks are being done, how many people are on the bridge, any possible drug smuggling vessels nearby
 
Automating the ship-shore safety checklist - exchange of data between terminal and tanker can be cumbersome and error prone, here's how it could be automated
 
TANK CLEANING
 
Developments with tank cleaning - APC’s MarineLINE coating partly for ease of cleaning and reduced fuel costs; Alfa Laval buys Scanjet

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