Anglo-Eastern recently had the honour of introducing our extensive education and training facilities in Mumbai and Karjat to Capt. Arvind Natrajan of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). As the ICS senior marine advisor for crewing and training, as well as the chamber’s project lead for the Maritime Just Transition Task Force, Capt. Natrajan had a specific interest in learning how we are preparing seafarers for the changes that lie ahead.
Fire on board, amidst a sea of water, is ironically one of the most dangerous crew emergencies, necessitating early detection, a quick and well-informed response, effective leadership, teamwork, and more. Fortunately, fire is a rare occurrence within the Anglo-Eastern fleet, and when it does occur – in this case, due to the improperly kept and wrongly declared contents of a container that self-ignited – cool heads and a can-do, One Team spirit prevailed to save the day.
Years of focusing on safety and learning from prior incidents have helped Anglo-Eastern reduce incident rates significantly, yet incidents can and still do occur, while the rate of improvements has plateaued. So, what more can be done to take safety to the next level? The answer, writes managing director Lekshmi Salvady, may lie in what we can learn from everyday work.
The Maritime Just Transition Task Force has put forth a ten-point action plan recommending the need to strengthen global training standards, establish advisory national maritime skills councils, and ensure a safety-first approach for a “just transition” to net zero.
Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA) celebrated the double engineering graduation of GME 35 and ETO 12 on September 20th, appropriately a few days after India’s National Engineer’s Day.
At this year’s International Safety@Sea Awards, hosted by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore on August 31st, our new mobile training app, AE-Flix, took top honours in the open category for its innovative approach to training and technology.