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1 Promoting a Safety Culture and Environmental Stewardship – Flag State Responsibilities
Ed Waryas Vice President, Marine Business Development Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. October 30, 2013

2 Circle of Maritime Responsibility

3 Flag State / Recognized Organization (RO) relationship
Statutory Authorizations delegated to “qualified“ ROs. Contract put into place (MOA). Flag State gains: Global service network coverage Technical competencies (from design review to decommissioning) Auditing/surveying/inspecting/investigating capabilities in-service Broad Surveyor experience

4 ROs do non-Statutory, non-Class work too
Voluntary certifications (e.g., MLC, 2006) Independent Third Party roles (e.g., SEMS auditing) Verifications, Type Approvals, etc.

5 Vetting the RO What is a “qualified” RO?
Qualifications established by Flags RO’s audited by Flags and/or other bodies (EMSA) Sanctions for failure to perform RO Code being implemented by IMO

6 MLC, 2006 implementation Ships inspected and certified by Lloyd’s Register: First MLC certification (statement of voluntary compliance) issued December 2010. Until end of 2012: 117 inspections carried out. Inspections in 2013: Over 3800. Total Inspections: Over 3900.

7 Environmental Stewardship
Clearly all need to be environmentally sensitive and proactive. Win–Win scenario: More efficient ships not only save operating costs but also improve the environment. Ship’s Energy Efficiency studies make sense. Much talk about Eco Ship: Fact or Fiction??

8 Safety Culture What is the culture of an organization?: A mix of shared values, attitudes and patterns of behavior. A safety culture involves all levels of a company – when in place, everyone wins. Obvious improvements in safety reduce accidents but eventually you reach a plateau. Further improvement involves people who have a direct effect on errors or violations. The key is: do employees actually do what they say? Maximize safety culture: Need visible commitment by management Workforce takes ownership Trust at all levels Good communication Competent work force

Safety is key – one incident can have a significant impact that could put a damper on this environmentally and economic fuel. Public Perception: Perception is “reality” (DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE). Perception differs by location. Examples: LA Boston EDUCATE EDUCATE EDUCATE EDUCATE

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