February 22, 2018

VSHIPS’ experience within safety, environment and security at sea

V.Group is a leading global maritime service provider, specialising in the outsourced technical management of high value maritime assets and the provision of a wide-range of high value supporting technical, workforce and commercial services.

Eng. Giovanni Puppo, Technical Director at VSHIPS, gave students a wide view on safety culture concept with enhancement on the marine industry. He introduced Marine industry’s  relevant stakeholders scenario and responsibilities. Swiss cheese causation model was deepened and the human element in safety, environment and security at sea was analyzed, together with human erroneous action and accident impact and statistics.  Then, students faced with PCDA plan and relevant regulation/standards  applied in Shipping Management systems and industry as well as with the formal safety assessment (FSA) and application. Also the following topics were discussed:

  • Alarp principle;
  • Formal safety assessment for large pax vessel;
  • El Faro report on conclusion root cause and applicability to the full safety chain.

Moreover, Mr. Puppo provided students with a lesson to learn the full shipping industry, considering both preventive and predictive maintenance tools and fail safe design concept.