Risk, Security and safety
Risk management is vital to protect the people, environment as well as our vessels, cargo, equipment and business. January 1st 2015 our new Quality Management Reporting System (QMRS) was put into force. This includes Improvement Reporting and Audits & Inspections.
As of January 1st 2016 the QMRS was expanded to include chartering, operation and anti-corruption reporting. Our HSEQ department head this work.
Risk assessments are always performed in accordance with governing documents in our Quality Management System.
Business continuity and emergency response
To be able to continue to conduct our operations and business in case of an incident, emergency and business continuity plans are a vital part of our governing documents. The Emergency Preparedness Team convenes whenever an incident occurs, and drills are carried out regularly both onshore and on board our vessels, to ensure our organisation is fit for purpose. We review the emergency plans continuously, both as result of findings during drills and based on new knowledge.
The safety on our vessels is of our uttermost concern, and we have an ongoing focus on preparing our seafarers as well as stevedores and visitors.
This focus has given results, reducing injuries compared to previous years. The most objective measure of this is the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF), which measures the number of Lost time Injuries per unit exposure hours. Our LTIF went further down in 2018, following measures being implemented to avoid further increases after an increase the years before.
As in the four previous years, we had no fatal accidents in 2018. Still accidents do happen, and we repatriated 5 seafarers due to injuries after accidents. We have taken measures to reduce this number. 4 seafarers were sent home because of illness.
Port State Control
Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of ships in ports by PSC inspectors to control and verify that the competency of the master and officers on board, and the condition of the ship and its equipment comply with the requirements of international conventions, and further that the vessel is manned and operated in compliance with applicable international law.
During 2018 Grieg Star had 136 Port State Controls. We had on average 1.12 deficiencies per inspection. This is down from 1.5 in 2017.
We had two Port State Control Inspection in 2018 which resulted in a detention. The deficiencies were dealt with immediately, and the shore and onboard management analysed the deficiencies for preventive measure and fleet experience transfer.
Grieg Star is a member of Rightship (www.rightship.com), who performs Risk- and Environmental Rating. Rightship inspects our vessels, and report and grade our quality based on their findings.
The fleet average Risk Rating rose from 3.8 in 2017 to 3.9 in 2018.