The Safety at Sea Awards 2017 Shortlist 

Best Crew Development and Training Programme

There is a global shortage of seafarers and attracting and retaining the best talent is a challenge across shipping. This category recognises the standout programmes that develop seafarer skills and ensure that crew comply with industry best practice and global regulation. The winning entry in this category will be a training programme or event that can be demonstrated to have improved safe working practices or attitudes as a result of its implementation, either onshore or aboard ship. Potential entrants include Shipowners, ship managers, ship operators as well as internal or external training providers

 

  • Impacts on recruitment and retention

  • Improved work practices/processes that may have resulted

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Environmental effects/advantages

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

Crew of the Year 

Whether it involves participation in a rescue, timely intervention at the right moment to avoid catastrophe or an innovative approach to ship safety or efficient ship operations, this award will single out crew members whose actions are a leading example of courage, quick-thinking and/or safety savvy. This category is open to all crew at sea and entries can be submitted by head office or the crew themselves.

 

  • Challenges or obstacles that may be relevant

  • Impacts on recruitment and retention/training

  • Improved work practices that may have resulted

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Environmental effects/advantages

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

Shoreside Team of the Year

Seafarers rely on shoreside support, and this category will recognise the efforts of the shoreside team whose actions or intervention has gone beyond the call of duty. Examples of such efforts could include medical repatriation and assistance during a distress situation.

 

  • Challenges or obstacles that may be relevant to day-to-day operations

  • Impacts on recruitment and retention/training

  • Improved work practices that may have resulted

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Environmental effects/advantages

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

Master of the Year 

There is no shortage of leadership in shipping but this category will single out the individual whose action inspire and motivate all around them whether it be for their courage, quick thinking, seafaring and ship operation acumen. Entries in this category can be nominated by their crew or HQ.

 

  • Examples of leadership and team building/endorsements from peers

  • Challenges or obstacles that may be relevant or may have had operational impacts

  • Impacts on recruitment and retention/training/Crew morale

  • Improved work practices that may have resulted

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Environmental effects/advantages

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

Unsung Hero

Any job role that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support colleagues either at sea or shoreside. Nominations welcome from crew, colleagues and corporate HQ,

 

  • Examples of leadership and team building

  • Recognition/endorsements from peers

  • Challenges or obstacles that may be relevant or may have had operational impacts

  • Impacts on recruitment and retention/training/Crew morale

  • Improved work practices that may have resulted from this individual’s actions

Employer of the Year 

This award will applaud the employer whose performance sets them apart for industry rivals. Areas of assessment are likely to include career development, staff investment and support programmes for seafarer family and friends.

 

  • Evidence of  industry leadership on recruitment and retention/training

  • Best of breed work practices

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Environmental effects/advantages

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

  • Programmes supporting staff and wider community

  • Evidence of a consistent high levels of employee morale

Best Safety Product or Service of the Year 

Whether it is a new safety product or service or an existing product that has been improved and relaunched, the winning entry in this category must demonstrate an innovative and original development that has the potential to improve safety on board and on shore. Entries are sought from suppliers of life saving appliances, lifeboats, life jackets, monitoring systems & alarms and any product or service that protects life or the vessel.

 

  • Safety effects/advantages

  • Improved work practices/processes that may have resulted from product or service

  • Cost efficiency and any other efficiency improvements

  • Environmental effects/advantages

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

  • Groundbreaking in terms of research and development

Best Security Product or Service of the Year 

Whether it is a new security product or service or an existing product that has been improved and relaunched, the winning entry in this category must demonstrate an innovative and original development that has the potential to improve security on board and on shore.

 

  • Security effects/advantages

  • Improved work practices/processes that may have resulted from product or service

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

  • Groundbreaking in terms of research and development

Best Communications Product or Service

Reliable communication systems are essential for safe and efficient ship operations and this category will evaluate innovation within this arena, whether it be for hardware, software or systems.

 

  • Communication effects/advantages

  • Improved work practices/processes that may have resulted from product or service

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

  • Groundbreaking in terms of research and development

Ship Operator of the Year 

This award will evaluate management and operational initiatives implemented by a ship operator that have substantially improved the working life and welfare of crew. The winning entry can be an initiative that has demonstrably improved safe working practices or attitudes as a result of its implementation, either onshore or aboard ship.

 

  • Evidence of  industry leadership on recruitment and retention/training

  • Best of breed work practices

  • Cost efficiency or other efficiency improvements

  • Environmental effects/advantages

  • Regulation requirements/adherence

  • Programmes supporting staff and wider community

  • Evidence of a consistent high levels of crew morale

AMVER Award for Seamanship

This award will recognise the efforts of the crew of a vessel participating in the Amver global ship reporting system that has shown extraordinary courage and seamanship.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises an individual that has, over the course of his or her career, contributed to the crew wellbeing and safe ship operations in a profound way.