InterManager and ECSA to Host Practical Workshop: Large Scale Rescues at Sea
The challenges faced by seafarers and ship operators when undertaking large-scale rescues at sea will be examined and discussed during a practical workshop scheduled to take place during European Shipping Week.Delegates attending ESW, including ship owners, ship managers and Flag State representatives, will benefit from the workshop which is being organised jointly by InterManager, the international trade association for ship managers, and the European Community Shipowners’ Association.Recent months have seen several merchant ships come to the aid of small vessels in distress at sea and loaded, often overloaded, with large numbers of migrants.
Women, children and men have been taken onboard cargo vessels to save them from drowning at sea. Large numbers have been rescued – some vessels have transported more than 500 people to safety, often in the Mediterranean to Italy.
Such actions are both praiseworthy and expected from seafarers, who are following regulations such as the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS). However, merchant vessels are not equipped to carry large numbers of passengers, some of whom may be injured, sick, very young, elderly or pregnant.
Best practice procedures, suitable equipment and training are needed to equip seafarers to handle such incidents and to ensure the safety of themselves, their vessel and the rescued people.
This workshop is intended to help shipping companies understand and evaluate the issues involved and understand recommended practices to ensure the safety of crew and refugees.
ESW15 Event: Onsite port visit to Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge
Antwerp: Presentation of the film ‘The Chain’ of the European Nautical Platform and introductions by European Tugowners’ Association (ETA), European Maritime Pilots Associations (EMPA) and the Flemish Nautical Authority.Ghent: Interferry Europe Seminar, ‘Sustainability of the Ferry Industry’. Visit of DFDS vessel and scrubber demonstration.Zeebrugge/Rotterdam: EUDA/EMPA seminar on maritime safety followed by a visit to a dredger and the Search and Rescue coordination centre in Ostend.
For full details of the programme please click here.
The week-long series of high level events will centre on the one day flagship ESW Conference, focused on the benefits of a competitive industry for Europe’s well-being. This is the first time the entire European shipping industry has been given such an extraordinary opportunity to meet and influence the most important European policy makers – and vice versa. The speakers announced to date include:Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
João Machado, Director General DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Markku Mylly, Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency
Fotis Karamitsos, Acting Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Paolo Tonon, Vice-President and Head of Maersk Maritime Technology
Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director, Grimaldi Group
Adam Goldstein, President & Chief Operating Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, President of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs
Tor Egil Svensen, CEO Maritime, DNV GL
Dan Sten Olsson, CEO, Stena Sphere
Per Hansson, Vice President Strategy Ship Power, Wärtsilä
Peter De Keyzer, Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Fortis
Jos Dings, Director, Transport & Environment
Gerd Deimel, President, German Maritime Shippers Council and Vice-President, Lanxess Deutschland
Alfred Hartmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hartmann AG
Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)
Thomas Rehder, President, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)
Antonio Belmar da Costa, Regional VP Europe, European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA)
John C. Lyras, President, Paralos Maritime Corporation SA and Vice Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Marc Stordiau, Chairman, European Dredging Association (EuDA)
Peter Vierstraete, Chairman, European Tugowners Association (ETA)
Pia Voss, Spokesperson of ECSA, Maritime Social Dialogue Committee
Mark Dickinson, General Secretary, Nautilus International
Mercy Ships will be taking part in the Gala Dinner as official event charity. They will screen a short movie. A good opportunity for all guests to donate and support their charity work.
Tables and individual seats at the Gala Dinner are strictly limited and will be offered first to the main sponsors. In addition, invitations will be available to ECSA guests free of charge. However, if you would like to register your interest in booking a table or seat for the Reception & Gala Dinner, and wish to be placed on a first-come first served waiting list, please click here.
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ESW Sponsorship Opportunities
A variety of high visibility sponsorship packages are available for European Shipping Week, ranging from Platinum (which includes the ESW Opening Reception) to Gold, Silver and Bronze (each designed to suit particular budgets), to Associate (for tailor-made packages) and specific itemised sponsorships for the ESW Conference. Please note that Sponsors have priority over Gala Dinner table bookings.Find out more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.
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