At Anglo-Eastern Ukraine, the opening event of the Summer 2021 was the FEDNAV Workshop that brought together the representatives of the shipowner, management, and the Ukrainian officers, serving on the FEDNAV vessels.
The agenda was kick-started by Amit Gulati, Anglo-Eastern QHSE Manager, who welcomed the participants and presented the speakers. Mr. Martin Krafft, FEDNAV Vice President (Fleet Management) expressed the words of appreciation to the resilience of Ukrainian seafarers amid challenging times of the global pandemic and focused on the leadership role in promoting and enhancing “One Ship – One Goal” concept.
The Director of Anglo-Eastern Ukraine, Capt. Andriy Boyko outlined the crew relief situations vis-à-vis Covid-19 and difficulties experienced both by vessel crews and ashore staff. The speaker emphasized that thanks to concerted efforts of FEDNAV and Anglo-Eastern, only 2.4% of Ukrainians officers had their crew change delayed in the FEDNAV fleet.
COVID precautions is a now a staple of any agenda, and this event was not an exception. The presentation by the healthcare organization ‘3 CUBE’ focused on the fundamental measures to be taken by anyone, no matter vaccinated or not. This organization is an Anglo-Eastern partner that provides 24/7 medical assistance to AE seafarers.
M/v “Federal Kivalina” was in the spotlight of the case study this time. The Anglo-Eastern QHSE team focused on the cargo damage due to water ingress. As a follow up to the case study, the next speaker Rohit Kulkarni outlined two important issues: the effect of the incidence on Right Ship ratings and reporting of hold conditions.
The FEDNAV Workshop was finalized by the Open Forum – this part is among most anticipated by all workshop’s participants as it is an excellent opportunity to invite all the parties involved to have an open discussion on a great variety of issues.