Safety at Sea: What is the true face of Winter and Arctic Maritime Risk and Preparedness?

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6. juni, 2019


SKUR 13, Tjuvholmen Oslo


Invitation to seminar – a Nor-Shipping 2019 event

Safety at Sea: What is the true face of Winter and Arctic Maritime Risk and Preparedness?

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When: Thursday June 6th 09.00-12.00, SKUR 13, Tjuvholmen in Oslo.

During five months this winter, we witnessed four serious incidents in Norwegian waters. They where all very different, and revealed how risk of accidents can develop despite modern technology, traffic monitoring and emergency preparedness. Is the safety and preparedness at sea at an acceptable level, and can we protect passengers, crew, ship and the coastlines from disasters?

What if the frigate had caused a hole in the crude oil tanks in the collision? What if Northguider had grounded 5 minutes flight time longer away from Longyearbyen and caused an oil spill? What if the anchors on Viking Sky and Hagland Captain did not attach? Is the protection of people and coast based on coincident?

This event will focus on the arctic waters and aims to bring more clarity in how risk and preparedness is managed.


09.00 – Welcome and introduction by Sigurd Enge, Manager shipping, Marine & Arctic issues, Bellona Foundation.

09.10 – Department of Public Security, State Secretary for the Minister of Public Security, Toril Charlotte Ulleberg Reynolds:
Rescue and Preparedness in the North

09.25 – Hurtigruten, Roy Pedersen, Vice President HSEQ:
How do we manage risk all year around in costal and Arctic challenges – go and no-go.

09.40 – Carnival Corp, Tom Strang: Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs & Diederik Sebastian van Aarsen, Director Nautical Operations:
Training and emergency preparedness for cruise operations. On-line shore control center and interaction with ship operations.

09.55 – The Norwegian Coastal Administration, Arve Dimmen, Director, Department for Maritime Safety:
How risk is managed in the Norwegian coastal state perspective.

10.10 – SINTEF, Dr.ing Tor Einar Berg:
Emergency towing operations in Northern Norway and Svalbard.

10.30 – Norwegian Coastguard, Steve Olsen, Deputy Commander:
Prepared to assist – towing preparedness in arctic waters.

10.45 – Coffee break and networking.

11.00 – Norwegian Maritime Authority, Håvard Gåseidnes, Acting Head of Department, Risk Management and HSE:
The Polar Code – experiences and outlook for risk management in Norwegian arctic waters.

11.15 – Joint Rescue Coordination Centres, Per Olaf Torkildsen, special advisor:
The Viking Sky incident in an arctic SAR perspective.

11.30 – NTNU, Ingrid Bouwer Utne, professor:
Maritime risk management – challenges and potential solutions for improvement.

12.00 – The end

Light refreshments will be served

Contact: thomas@bellona.no, mobile 98888291

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