Traditional Training to Counter the Over-reliance on Technology
Addressing delegates at the 4th Asian Marine Insurance Conference, BraemarSA’s Far-East Regional Director, Graeme Temple spoke of the root causes of machinery damage, citing a lack of focus on traditional training as a major concern. Speaking at the conference, Mr Temple said: “The rising number of crew errors is a concern to me, but I believe this can be addressed with the right training and commitment. Too often, we see the use of technology increasing at a faster rate than the employment of traditional training. This puts human vigilance and interaction in jeopardy.
Braemar Calls for More Training for reducing Ship Casualties
Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) (Braemar SA) has called for more training to be given in order to make vessel casualties manageable in the event of high-risk incidents. Addressing delegates at the annual International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit in Singapore today (3rd October), Graeme Temple, Far East Regional Director for Braemar SA said: “Training is essential to managing incidents effectively and looking at how processes can be improved. Often we see casualties needlessly occurring because of human error…
Faulkner Joins Braemar SA as Manager
Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed David Faulkner as ‘Manager, Ports and Harbours (Middle East)’. David is a Master Mariner and pilot and will be based in the Braemar SA Abu Dhabi office. He has extensive experience in providing specialist port consultancy services on aspects such as vessel manoeuvring, navigation, VTS (vessel traffic service) and marine risk, as well as providing expert opinion services to the insurance and legal markets on navigation, unsafe berth and unsafe port cases.
Anticipating Market Change Crucial for Industry - Braemar
Being in a position to accurately anticipate change in the shipping markets is becoming ever more crucial for maritime service providers, as owning principals demand more solutions to the problems created by over-ordering, according to Braemar Group Asia President Denis Petropoulos. Speaking at a press conference during Singapore Maritime Week, Mr Petropoulos said this need for in-depth industry knowledge and experience in understanding how to deal with market downturns means…
Braemar Expands Ports and Harbors Team
Kevin Constable has joined Braemar SA as Marine Manager (Europe), Ports and Harbors, based in its London office. Constable will help to develop Braemar’s Ports and Harbor consultancy services on aspects such as vessel maneuvering, navigation and marine risk, as well as offer opinion services to the insurance and legal markets on navigation, unsafe berth and unsafe port cases. Constable brings to the role 25 years of marine industry experience, including 16 years at sea on a variety of vessels…
New 'Guide to Hull & Machinery'
International multidisciplinary marine surveyors and consultants Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (Braemar SA), has published the third edition of its Guide to Hull & Machinery. The publication is primarily designed to help those with a nontechnical background and who are possibly unfamiliar with some or all of the nautical and engineering technical terms used in marine survey reports. Braemar SA launched its Guide to Hull & Machinery in 2010 and then published a second edition in 2012.
Brian Armour Joins Braemar
Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Brian Armour as Senior Maritime Civil Engineer within its Ports & Harbours division. Brian will be based in the Singapore office and has many years’ experience in the design, analysis and construction of jetties and port structures in Australia and Asia. He will focus on providing advice on dock damage cases, and on berth safety disputes, on behalf of P&I Clubs, insurers and marine solicitors. He will, in addition, assist in the further development of Braemar SA’s Ports and Harbours consultancy services.
Braemar Appoints Lewis as Director, Ports & Harbors
Braemar SA (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Tim Lewis to the newly created position of director for ports and harbors. Lewis holds a masters degree in civil and maritime engineering, and a master’s degree in business administration, and joins Braemar SA from another marine consultancy where he held a similar position for many years. Lewis has been a marine consultant for over 25 years and is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Braemar Hosts Insurance Experts
Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) welcomed an invited group of marine insurance professionals onto its specialist port and shipyard familiarization course in Falmouth designed to introduce participants to the technical aspects of marine surveying, investigating, reporting techniques and marine insurance. Braemar SA has been running this initiative for many years, providing background knowledge and understanding to marine insurance professionals on important aspects of ship construction, shipyard operations, and itsrepair procedures.
Engine Room Fire Prevention Below Par Say Experts
Lessons are still not being learnt when it comes to preventing engine room fires according to Braemar SA (Braemar Incorporating The Salvage Association). He adds: “On many of the vessels I visit, these hot spots are only too easy to find, with thermal imaging photographs readily identifying these defects”. Braemar SA says that, despite all the attention classification societies aim at fire prevention and protection design, potential problems must be detected earlier to ensure a fast and efficient first response.
Engine Room Fires – Old Lessons Not Learnt
“Lessons are still not being learned when it comes to preventing engine room fires.” This is the message from Graeme Temple, Regional Director for Braemar SA’s Far East operations, following a review of incidents taking place in 2013. “Last year we attended a significant number of engine-room fires - the industry is still experiencing far too many unnecessary casualties where flammable liquids in engine rooms are finding their way onto hot spots,” he said. ”On many of the vessels I visit…
Knowledge Gap Contributing to Increased Cat Fine Claims
With individual claims arising from excessive main engine wear caused by cat fines in the fuel oil likely to exceed $1m, and no sign of the problem being remedied at source, operators will have to take on the responsibility for reducing the incidence of these claims, suggested Braemar SA’s Chief Surveyor for Western Europe, Paul Hill, speaking at this week’s International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) London Conference. Catalytic fines are microscopic particulates that remain in marine fuel oil as a result of the crude oil refining process…
Braemar SA Strengthens Its Yacht Services Capability
Braemar SA, the multi-disiplinary Marine Surveying and Technical Consultancy arm of Braemar Technical Services (BTS) has announced a key appointment to further strengthen its yacht services capability. The Company’s latest recruit, Stefano Scarpa, joins Braemar SA’s well established team of marine consultants and surveyors specialising in yacht services and brings with him a wealth of experience to this important sector. Stefano is a maritime professional with 15 years’ experience in working in the superyacht market…
Braemar SA Recruits for the Future
Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), announces important new additions to its worldwide team of marine surveyors and consultants, as well as the opening of two new locations. In the New York office, John Walker will be joining Braemar SA as Chief Surveyor, P&I and Legal Services Manager for the Americas, bringing with him experience in marine consultancy at a senior level. Also new to the New York office is Luca Bruga, a naval architect, who will be joining as a Staff Surveyor.