A world without seafarers would be a world left unknown. And therefore we took this opportunity to commemorate the contribution made by our seafarers by celebrating 5th April, National Maritime Day with exciting team building activities like The Roadblock (Minefield) and Human Knot to increase a sense of belonging among our sea staff.
A festival of spring, love and colours celebrated across India makes Holi a special occasion for socialising and celebrating joy. We encouraged our sea staff to enjoy with colours and exciting activities as mentioned below:
The LPG/C Saltram is a storage tanker at Suape in Brazil. As vessel is under Brazilian Cabotage, it is mandatory to employ some Brazilians staff on board. Vessel has several Brazilian women working on board in rotation as deck officers and engineers. These lady officers work with equal vigour, energy and dedication as men.
ASSET (Anglo Eastern Staff Satisfaction & Engagement Team) introduced a concept of Building Relationships Onboard (B.R.O) in order to identify the most approachable individual on board (Healer), who would then encourage positive culture/ environment on our vessels.
They say first is always special. The first car, first home, first born, first job. It does make a little sense now, recollecting my first step up the gangway. Pre-joining preparations started weeks ago and lasted as long as few hours prior departing, with me zipping up a 30-kilo trunk and strapped on to a bigger trunk of optimism.
Rendering assistance to those in distress at sea regardless of nationality, state or circumstances in which they are found, is a long standing maritime tradition as well as an obligation enshrined in the International Maritime Law.
Support in solving the problem – seafarers not being able to talk to anyone onboard if they have problems from home or work-related problems. Encourage people to talk / socialise, make the environment onboard open for discussion. Do NOT belittle anyone while he/ she shares a problem. It might seem trivial to you but their perception of the situation/ problem is a disturbance causing to them.