Tristar's 'Safety at sea' conference attracts over 1,000 participants

Event was held virtually on December 9 and can be still be viewed for a month

Tristar's 'Safety at sea' conference attracts over 1,000 participants

(UAE) - Tristar Group, the global integrated energy logistics company held their second annual ‘Safety at Sea’ conference virtually on December 9 with more than 1,000 attendees across the globe with a majority of officers and crew attending from aboard their vessels.  

Speakers were from oil major Shell, global law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), global maritime health advocate Marine Benefits and Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). All of them addressed mental health and Covid-19 issues faced by seafarers.

Eugene Mayne, Founder and CEO of Tristar Group, urged the industry to draw attention, with all relevant stakeholders, to the plight of seafarers during his opening address. He referenced a report from the Norwegian Hull Club that estimates there are about 400,000 seafarers trapped at sea due to the pandemic.

“Shipping is responsible for over 80 per cent of global trade and depends on more than two million seafarers world-wide. A broader recognition of seafarers as key workers is essential to manage their health and wellbeing,” Mayne said.

He further said that travel bans, embarkation and disembarkation restrictions have severely strained working conditions in the global shipping sector. As a result, seafarers are either unable to board ships or are stranded on board extending their contracts beyond their original tours of duty, often beyond the 11-month maximum period on board. 

“This situation has had a severe impact on the well-being of seafarers and other marine personnel including the right to physical and mental health, freedom of movement and a right to family life. It also dramatically increases the risk to the security of maritime assets including potential for environmental incidents,” Mayne added. 

The proceedings can still be viewed from the on-demand feature of the virtual conference which has crossed 1,900 registrants around 5pm UAE time (GMT + 4) three hours after the event took place.

Interested individuals and institutions can register through 


About Tristar:

Tristar is a global integrated energy logistics business, head-quartered in Dubai, which offers end to end fuel logistics solutions to blue-chip clients including international and national oil companies and international NGOs. Its integrated energy logistics platform spans road and maritime transportation, specialized warehousing, fuel farms, commercial aviation refueling and remote fuel supply operations.

It operates in 21 countries across 3 continents and has over 20 years proven legacy of operational quality making it a partner of choice to its customers, with a track record of profitable growth. The company operates to the highest international health, safety, environmental and compliance standards and has received awards for its exemplary record of operational and safety excellence.

Key services:

  • Road Transport and Warehousing
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Fuel Farm
  • Fuels

For further information:
Arthur Los Banos
Corporate Communications Manager

FTI Consulting
Debjani Mukherjee 

Send us your press releases to

© Press Release 2020

Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release.

The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. Neither this website nor our affiliates shall be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance thereon. You expressly agree that your use of the information within this article is at your sole risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this website, its parent company, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and the respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, advertisers, content providers and licensors will not be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, including without limitation, lost profits, lost savings and lost revenues, whether in negligence, tort, contract or any other theory of liability, even if the parties have been advised of the possibility or could have foreseen any such damages.

More From Press Releases