Safety at Sea Awards 2019 Winners

Congratulations to the following winners at the Safety at Sea Awards 2019

Best Crew Training Programme (Affiliates) 

This category recognises any standout training programmes created or run by a shipowner/operator or subsidiary that develops seafarer skills and ensure that crew comply with industry best practice and global regulation. These encompass any training/safety awareness initiatives or events that have notably improved crew safety practices or attitudes, either onshore or aboard ship.

Winner:​

  • Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Centre
    (Programme: Maritime Training)

Shortlisted companies:

  • BigLift Shipping B.V.

  • Columbia Shipmanagement

  • CMA CGM

  • GasLog LNG

  • Golar

  • MOL

Best Crew Training Programme (Independent) 

This category recognises any standout training programmes created or run by an independent/third party company that develop seafarer skills and ensure that crew comply with industry best practice and global regulation. These encompass any training/safety awareness initiatives or events that have notably improved crew safety practices or attitudes, either onshore or aboard ship.

Winner:

  • Philippine Center for Advanced Simulation and Training (Philcamsat)
    (Programme: The Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM))
     

Shortlisted companies:

  • Bureau Veritas

  • The Nautical Institute

Best Crew Wellbeing Programme

This category recognises a standout wellbeing programme or campaign that has helped protect crew physical or mental health or one that has raised awareness of important issues impacting the wellbeing, and ultimately the safety, of crew in the industry. Examples could include mental health support, physical health initiatives, anti-bullying campaigns or seafarer family support.

Winner:

  • KVH Videotel: Seafarers' Mental Health and Wellbeing programme

Highly Commended:

  • The Mission to Seafarers: The Seafarers Happiness Index

Shortlisted companies:

  • Hanseaticsoft: Digitalisation of rest hours logbook through Rest Hours Module on Cloud Crewing software

  • Human Rights at Sea: Enforceable and accountable remedies for human rights abuses at sea

  • ITF Seafarers' Trust: ‘MARI-WEL’ Seafarers’ Welfare Professional Development Programme

  • Shell International Trading & Shipping Company Limited: Stepping Stones to Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

  • Wallem Group: Wellness @ Sea programme

Best Emerging Safety Solution

This award looks to identify a new innovative product, service, or programme that shows great promise to improving maritime safety. The solution must have begun the first phase of testing before 30 April 2019, but will not be commercially available until October 2019 at the earliest. This solution may still be in concept, prototype, or early stages of development and addresses a gap in maritime safety.

Joint Winners:

  • Survitec: Seahaven - sliding to safety and VIKING Life-Saving Equipment: VIKING LifeCraft™​

Highly Commended:

  • Maersk: Risk Based Dangerous Goods Stowage

Honourable Mention:

  • Kamil Lagiewka: BA bottle carrier

Shortlisted companies:​​

  • Norwegian Electric Systems: RAVEN INS

  • Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd: Portable Safe Access Ladder

  • SeaMiles: Welfare Through SeaMiles

  • Survey Association: Crew Self Safety & Quality Survey

  • tapiit Limited: tapiitmaritime Training

Best Safety Product of the Year

This category aims to reward a new safety product or an existing product that has been improved and relaunched. The winning entry must demonstrate an innovative and original development that has the potential to improve safety on board or onshore. Entries are sought from manufacturers of life saving appliances, monitoring systems, communications technology or services that protect life or the vessel.

 

Winner:

  • Daniamant A/S: Electronic Inclinometer for (Escort) TUG boats​

 

Shortlisted products:

  • Coltraco Ultrasonics: Portascanner®

  • Hanseaticsoft: Software to keep track of working hours

  • Miko Marine AS: Protecting ships against loss due to polar ice damage

  • Orolia Maritime: World's first Galileo PLB

  • Quiksling Limited: Quiksling, The Lloyd's Approved, MOB Life Saving System

  • Roxtec: Roxtec SPM (Single Pipe Metal) Seal

  • Thordon Bearings: COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system

  • Verhoef Aluminium B.V. : Electric driven life saving means (electric lifeboat)

Best Safety Product of the Year (Fire-Fighting)

This category was newly created by Safety at Sea magazine to highlight an issue that the editorial committee felt should be brought to the attention of the wider maritime community given the recent fire at Laem Chabang Port on the MTC Hongkong containership – one of a number of incidents this year. Fire incidents not only impact assets but can also lead to a catastrophic loss of life and result in environmental disaster. The theme of this category will change each year to reflect a timely safety concern.

 

Winner:

  • Rosenby Engineering: Fully automatic & direct firefighting in shipping containers

Highly Commended:

  • Ultra Fog AB: Ultra Fog Nozzle Test Tool

Shortlisted products:

  • Coltraco Ultrasonics: Portalevel® Intrinsically Safe

  • Survitec Group: The Foam Buddy – a crew’s friend when fighting deck fires

Best Safety Service of the Year

The winning service in this category must demonstrate an innovative and original development that has the potential to improve safety on board and/or on shore.

 

Winner:

  • Shell Shipping & Maritime
    (Product: HiLo - Revolutionising Maritime Safety)

Highly Commended:

  • The UK P&I Club: Reflective Learning through Lesson Learnt

Shortlisted companies:

  • DNV GL with Carnival Corp & plc: A "HOT" Approach to Incident Investigation

  • Kongsberg Digital: K-Sim Safety (new fire safety training simulator)

  • Teekay Tankers: Fatigue Management on Board 

Best Security Product or Service of the Year

Whether it is a new security product or an existing product that has been improved and relaunched, the winning entry in this category must demonstrate innovation and originality as well as the potential to improve security on board and/or on shore or online.

Winner:

  • Inmarsat: Inmarsat Fleet Secure

Highly Commended:

  • Marlink: Cyber Guard portfolio (with reference to new Cyber Detection service)

 

Shortlisted companies:

  • ABS: ABS Model Offers Quantitative Cyber Risk Assessment for Marine Assets

  • ARX MARITIME: Anti Boarding and Climbing Barrier

  • Naval Dome:  Innovative solution to provide the cyber security status of all protected systems onboard ship

Crew of the Year

This award celebrates crew that have consistently put safety first, and thus helped inspire others to adhere to best practice - or that have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the name of safety. Entries could outline participation in a rescue, timely intervention to avoid catastrophe, or an innovative approach to ship safety or efficient ship operations. This award will single out a team of seafarers whose actions are a leading example of courage, quick-thinking and/or safety savvy.

Winner:

  • GasLog LNG 
    Crew: Crew of Methane Alison Victoria

     

Highly Commended:

  • Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre

 

Shortlisted companies:​

  • EURONAV NV

  • CMA CGM

  • Golar LNG

  • MOL

Maritime Employer of the Year

This award is designed to celebrate any companies in the maritime sector - including ship operators and owners, charities, technology providers, equipment manufacturers and more - whose commitment to safety and excellent working practices sets them apart from industry rivals. Areas of assessment include: staff investment, employee support programmes and wellbeing initiatives, adherence to global regulations, evidence of excellent safety record and examples of best practice or industry-leading safety programmes.

Winner:

  • Shell Shipping & Maritime
     

Highly Commended:

  • Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.

Shortlisted companies:

  • ARX MARITIME

  • EURONAV NV

  • GasLog LNG

  • MSI Ship Management Pte Ltd

  • V.Group

Shoreside Team of the Year

Seafarers rely on shoreside support for decision making and assistance with compliance. This category recognises the efforts of the shoreside team whose actions or interventions have set a safety benchmark for the rest of the industry.

Winner:

  • Apostleship of the Sea (Shoreside Team: Stella Maris)

Shortlisted companies:

  • Sailors' Society

  • Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises an individual that has, over the course of their career, made a contribution to crew wellbeing and safe ship operations in a profound way.

Winner:

  • George Quick, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, Captain

Shortlisted individuals:

  • Rajendra Singh PTM, TM, Indian Coastguard, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard.

  • Will (Bill) McCrea, Sailors' Society, Honorary port chaplain

  • Stavros Lalizas, Lalizas group of Companies, CEO