Coming through Autumn and into the early Winter months, our crew become acutely aware of the ever-changing conditions offshore. With this comes increased checking and testing of equipment, and all crew are heightened to the evolving environment on deck. This month's safety champion is a prime example of how simple checks which take place routinely, should be monitored closely and in some instances increased when the conditions on deck lend themselves to the unpredictable North Sea environment.
Seumas Fraser, Chief Officer on board FS Balmoral, observed an unusually large stern trim on the rescue boat when the vessel was initially lifted from the davit. The boat was secured and assessed, where it was noticed that a large amount of water had accumulated unseen in the hull. The consequences of 'over-weighted' rescue crafts are well-known throughout the industry and should be prevented at all costs. This is a prime example for the frequency of routine checks to be increased when adverse weather is expected or experienced.
We would therefore like to congratulate Seumas for submitting the winning Safety Observation card, and for gaining the coveted title of Safety Champion of the Month! In addition, we would like to thank Seumas for his contribution and promotion of our company safety culture.
We are always grateful to our crew for their submission of Safety Cards throughout the month. Each and every card is read, considered, and more often than not it undoubtably assists our HSEQ team in some manner. Thank you to the continued efforts of our crew and for the ongoing consideration and contribution of our company safety culture.
"Fletcher's flexible and innovative approach to business and the professionalism of their crew has played an important role in helping us deliver a safe, reliable and cost-effective service to our clients. We look forward to building on this going forward as we continue to seek new and exciting opportunities in an exceptionally competitive marketplace."Oilchart, 2016
“[We would] like to thank you and the rest of the crew on the FS Aberdour for your assistance, positive attitude and total flexibility during the last 5/6 weeks since we started this Project. The communication has been invaluable with all the challenges that have faced us. Thank you very much for your assistance, you’re all a credit to your team on-board the FS Aberdour and also Fletcher Group.”Centrica, June 2017
“It was a pleasure to work with all of you, especially when the project is completed without any operation issue on the fluids / cement / waste management side. It was a great success to complete this.”Perenco, August 2017
“I cannot thank you enough for the work that you have done for us, all credit to you and your crew. I will be passing back some very positive comments. On behalf of both the Standard Princess and her crew and also the Standard Supplier, I appreciate all your help.”Centrica, November 2017
"[We] would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your Team for the level of support that you have given us with both vessels through this campaign. The vessel Masters and crews have been an absolute credit to your organisation and I would look forward to working with Fletcher Group again in the future if this is the manner in which you conduct your business.
I would like to wish you all every success and I am sure that we will work again in the not-too-distant future."Ineos, July 2018
It has been a please working with you! Thank you for your support the past few months and th flexible attitude of your crew. This was much appreciated by our team.Allseas, February 2019