September has brought us some great Safety Observation Cards from across the fleet, with many highlighting positive changes which have been implemented as a result.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of this month’s title is Rafal Lokocz, Chief Officer from the CBO Supporter. We wanted to highlight Rafal’ s observation as it has been noted and experienced on a number of different vessels and we felt it should be highlighted once again.
Whilst monitoring a 3rd party contractor departing the vessel, Rafal noticed that the contractor was about to attempt to step off the vessel through an open pilot door directly onto the quay as opposed to using the gangway. Rafal was alert to the situation and immediately stopped the contractor, informing him that he ought to use the gangway for any boarding or departing of the vessel. Rafal’ s observation serves as a reminder to all of us to challenge any unsafe behaviour we see, whether it is crew, office staff, contractors, surveyors or any 3rd party for that matter.
We would therefore like to say thank you to Rafal for his quick actions and congratulate him on winning the coveted title of September Safety Champion!
We would also like to note some other worth submissions from this month. Honourable mentions also go to:
Artur Sakowski, C/O FS Braemar: The vessel received a fuel hose from an installation, once it was connected, they were informed the bunker man was unavailable for an unspecified time period. Artur stopped the job and had the platform recover the hose until the necessary personnel were available.
Jimmy Culham, Master Standard Viking: While mooring, Jimmy saw that a fuel hose had been taken on board from ashore before the vessel had finished tying up. He stopped the job and informed all parties to wait until the vessel was secure alongside.
Duncan Malcolm, C/O Standard Viking: Duncan stopped the job when he spotted that stores were about to be lifted on board on a pallet and instructed them to use a cargo net per company procedures.
We’d like to commend Rafal for his good work and thank everyone for their observations this month.
"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