(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 https://www.ubivent.com/register/24/tristar-safety-at-sea
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.
- Road Transport and Warehousing
- Maritime Logistics
- Fuel Farm
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