Nor-Shipping 2015

Nor-Shipping opened in Norway today and will continue for the rest of the week. I wish I could have been in attendance; but, I’m not and wishing won’t take me there. I am however following on their site as well on the various other media outlets.

I believe that sometimes governmental agencies and the various maritime companies are more concerned with their perceived stewardship of the environment. Rather than the true maintenance of the ships and the education of the crews and creating a real maritime culture that would achieve the stewardship that is so coveted. The safety culture and environmental awareness that is talked about by governmental agencies, in conferences, and within the management of maritime companies does not and won’t be created at that level.

The only way I see to create such a culture. Would be to create a true maritime community where all of the crews – the ones who do, make and transport, can take part in the discussion and know the why.

Because without the ability to take part in the discussion and truly believe and understand the purpose of these policies, recommendations and regulations imposed on them they cannot truly help to solve those problems. And without the help of the mariners there won’t be any improvement.

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CEO of Coeval, Inc. and a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2008 with a degree in Maritime Operations and Technology. Currently USCG Approved Instructor. She has worked primarily on Liquefied Natural Gas Vessels completing, conventional loads and discharges, Ship to Ship transfers, commissionings, and Regasification through APL Systems and HP Manifolds. She has also worked aboard, Pure-Car Carriers, Product Tankers, General Cargo, and Bulk Grain Vessels. She currently holds an Unlimited Chief Mates Licence issued by the United States Coast Guard. With the following endorsements: Certified Person in Charge (PIC) for the transfer of Dangerous Liquids and Liquified Gas, Certified Person in Charge of Medical Care aboard ship, Lifeboatman-Fast Rescue Boats, GMDSS, Vessel Security Officer, Crowd Control and Crisis Management, Qualified Member of the Engineering Department and Jr. Engineer.