VESSEL TAKEOVER: M.T. BRITISH LAUREL ON 13 AUG 2006, PORT ANGELES, USA
Congratulations to Capt. Arvind Kumar Jaiswal (2nd row, 2nd from left), CE Vinod Kumar Gopalapillai (2nd row, 1st from left) and crew members on the safe takeover of M.T. British Laurel!
MARPOL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
In view of the recent spate of pollution incidents in international shipping, the hawk-eyed inspection regimes of various Port State MOAs and the criminal liability for pollution which is more and more becoming a rule, ESM is running a campaign focused on MARPOL awareness. The campaign will run for three fortnights, from 15th August till 30th September 2006, and will involve a fair amount of interaction with the fleet.
The campaign shall comprise of three parts, one for each fortnight. Each shall include:
Separate questionnaires for officers and Crew pertaining to two MARPOL Annexes. These shall include reference to regulations as well as to Company procedures which are included in our Manuals & Circulars.
A Case Study each fortnight for the officers.
One article on "Suggestions for Low Cost Pollution Prevention" and one suitable Poster shall be submitted by every ship before the end of the final stage of the campaign.
The two best articles shall be published in the Company Newsletter and the winning vessels shall be similarly felicitated.