Total control over all incidents
The largest risk associated with tanker shipping is the risk of an oil spill in connection with a grounding, collision or some other accident. However, with the increasing modernisation and safety of the global tanker fleet, the number of oil spills has declined dramatically and they are now very rare.
This trend is due to a combination of comprehensive improvement work on the part of the world’s shipping companies and tougher requirements from regulators, customers and other stakeholders. Strict reporting procedures enable total control over all incidents – in port and at sea. 2016 was another year in which none of Concordia Maritime’s vessels was involved in any incident that resulted in bunker oil or cargo discharging into the water.
Behaviour Based Safety
The most important element of the work to continuously improve safety on board is systematic risk identification. All crew members on Concordia Maritime’s vessels spend time every day studying how procedures and movement patterns are adhered to. The reporting is based on a standardised model (Behaviour BasedSafety). The observations are compiled into reports, which are then distributed to all vessels in the fleet.
The systematic safety work is clearly reflected in the number of personal injuries and the LTIF (lost time injury frequency) rate, where Concordia Maritime is significantly lower than the industry average. During the last four years, there have been no accidents with lost work-days.