Our latest Safety Champion accolades have been awarded to two crew members who demonstrated vigilance in their day-to-day operations on board and acted to prevent a potentially serious incident.
Our first award goes to Scott Black; 2nd Officer on board Standard Viking. Upon routinely entering the vessel messroom, Scott noticed a burning smell coming from the direction of the chiller cabinets. He investigated and identified the burning smell was coming from damaged electrics on the fridge compressor unit. He went on to isolate the fridge and then informed the Chief Engineer and Safety Officer. His timely action potentially prevented a far more serious incident.
Upon further review, Scott’s observation was upgraded to a Near Miss for full investigation and was later shared fleet wide as a Safety Flash. We’d like to thank Scott for his quick action and contribution to the safety of his vessel.
The second Safety Champion Award is given to Pete Stewart, 2nd Officer on board FS Kristiansand. Pete submitted an observation following a mooring operation. While recovering a mooring line Pete noted that the rope was frayed and damaged in several places and reported it so the rope could be taken out of service.
Mooring operations and the associated risks are an ongoing and widely discussed topic in the maritime industry, and we’d like to use Pete’s observation to highlight that crew should be continuously inspecting / monitoring the condition of the ropes they are using to tie up their vessel. Damaged ropes are more likely to part under tension and continuing to use frayed ropes increases the risk of injury to personnel or damage to the vessel due to a snapped line.
Our congratulations go to both Scott and Pete for their Safety Champion title, they both demonstrate that the smallest observation can make the biggest difference to safety on board.
Our thanks are also extended to each crew member who took the time to submit a Safety Observation Card. These cards have become a valued tool in our ongoing safety management, and we appreciate the continued involvement from our all.
"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