Towards a Safety Learning Culture for the Shipping Industry

  • 07/04/2022
  • 07/04/2022
  • Online
  • Ashok Srinivasan

BIMCO's Manager for Maritime Safety & Security, Ashok Srinivasan, will be a panellist at this webinar to introduce the White Paper “Towards a Safety Learning Culture for the Shipping Industry”, which has been developed within the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMODE project and involves a maritime-aviation partnership. 

The White Paper explores Safety Culture via interviews of national investigators and seafarers, as well as discussions with maritime stakeholders such as shipping companies, NGOs and regulators. Further, the paper stresses the importance of a Safety Learning Culture and proposes ten good practices to enhance Safety Learning. Finally, the paper presents several maritime use cases showing Safety Learning in practice within the shipping industry today.
Participants will gain an overview of key safety reporting and learning practices in the shipping industry and proposed Safety Learning approaches. Following the presentation, the panellists will discuss the issue of Safety Culture and Learning Culture in shipping, including its possibilities and limitations.

Professor Raphael Baumler Head of Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration, World Maritime University
Dr. Maria Carrera Research Associate, World Maritime University
Captain Kunal NAKRA Deputy Director, Transport Safety Investigation Bureau, Singapore
Captain Jörgen Zachau Senior Maritime Safety Investigator, Swedish Accident Investigation Authority, Sweden
Dr. Barry Kirwan European Safety Culture Programme Manager, European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation 

Captain Ashok Srinivasan Maritime Safety and Security Manager, BIMCO
Professor Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs Vice-president (Academic), World Maritime University 
Commodore Jim Scorer Secretary General, International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations 
Dr. Michelle Grech Manager Vessels Operations, Australian Maritime Safety Administration 
Mr. Oessur J. Hilduberg Head of Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board 
Ms. Victoria Norris Vice-Chair of Human Factors Committee, Oil Companies International Marine Forum 

This webinar is free and open to the public.