We improved safety programs for our Waterfront Shipping fleet and raised our safety standards.
In 2018, we continued to make improvements to our Responsible Care practices in marine safety. Our work in this area helped to maintain the strong fleet safety ratings we achieved last year.
The improvements included changes to how we share about incidents and lessons learned, as well as changes to improve the quality of our incident investigations. We expanded our speak-up program, which reminds people to express any concerns about the safety of work and empowers them to openly ask questions and make suggestions to vessel and shore management.
We enhanced our fleet’s training and mentoring programs in the areas of competency management, training development, and on-the-job training. We also focused on the mental health and well-being of sea staff. (See the sidebar story below.)
Planned Achieved Vessel safety visits 25 25 Annual Chemical Distribution Institute CDI-Marine inspections 25 25 Methanol and nitrogen safety training sessions 100 100
To verify that our fleet is suitable and approved to carry customers’ products, we maintain vetting inspection approvals from major international oil and gas companies. We also carry out Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) audit inspections and safety visits on our ships on an annual basis.