Summer 2014

Galway Fisher wins award for safety

The Master and Chief Engineer of James Fisher Everard (JFE) tanker Galway Fisher have been awarded a certificate by global engineering and technical services organisation, Lloyds Register, for 4,000 days of Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free operation.

LTI injuries are defined as any injury that prevent workers from reporting for their next shift. Their absence on any vessel in the shipping industry would be impressive, but on the Galway Fisher – which operates as part of a fleet of 18 tankers carrying highly flammable cargoes of petrol, diesel, kerosene and biofuels along the challenging coastlines of Europe – this absence is truly remarkable.

The award follows last year’s record-breaking safety achievement for Galway Fisher’s sister vessel, the Milford Fisher, for completing more than 1,000 voyages without a single Lost Time Injury. Several other vessels in the JFE fleet have similar LTI-free track records, showing customers that their cargo is managed by one of the best operators in the industry.

As Derek Gallagher, of Lloyd’s Register, says:

“The operation of a busy coastal vessel, in sometimes hostile waters, for over ten years without a single Lost Time Injury, is an extraordinary achievement, and this award is well deserved.”

The award was presented at the Senior Officers Workshop in Manchester.

Afterwards, Neil Burns, fleet director of JFE, commented:

“This award is a testament to Galway Fisher’s crew and to James Fisher Everard’s commitment to safety and operational efficiency. The team continually strives to provide a dedicated, responsive and reliable service to the company’s customers.” 

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