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Master Patrik Jönsson – Maritime analyst with a focus on safety

Early in his career, Master Patrik Jönsson realized that safety must come first in all work on board. These days he drives maritime safety and work environment issues at the Transport Agency. Patrik Jönsson says that all seafarers have two roles. One is their daily work, loading and unloading, cooking, cleaning, navigating or whatever else […]

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Pia Berglund at the Swedish Shipowners’ Association – Does not want to use the work environment as a means of competition

The Work Environment Convention was a very important step toward better conditions within the global merchant fleet. That is the opinion of Pia Berglund, CEO of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, who hopes that the minimum requirements in the regulations will be raised. ”Our members do not want to compete with the work environment and social […]

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Chief safety delegate Catarina Persson

Catarina Persson enjoys her work as chief safety delegate, but the atmosphere on board has got tougher and her job has become increasingly difficult to manage. She is now putting her hopes into a newly organised working group.  Catarina Persson, who works with the service personnel on the Birka, says that she has always had […]

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Motorman rewarded for ladder trolley

Thanks to a trolley on rails on the cargo room ladder, many back problems have been saved on board M/V Franklin. Among others, Björn Elmström was involved in the invention. He is a sailor down to his boots. ”To be forced to take an onshore job is probably the worst thing that can happen to […]

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Good relations make safer ships

Friendly atmosphere, crews that are involved and Swedish flagged ships. Ingvar Lorensson, Donsötanks’ new CEO, believes that these things help a sense of well-being on ships. ”All of us working ashore with operations are seafarers. We know what it’s like to work on board,” he says. The concepts of safety and quality are particularly important […]

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Winner of the SAN Prize 2015: ”I love my job”

The driving force behind Monica Öberg’s solid commitment as a personnel coordinator is being able to help those who feel bad. In October she received the SAN work environment prize for her very much appreciated contributions to Eckerö Shipping Sweden AB.  Being from Åland and having a father and a brother at sea, working in […]

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”A good atmosphere increases safety”

If the crew feels good, work becomes not only more fun but also safer. Sea captain Anneli Borg, 13 years on ACL’s Atlantic Companion, is convinced of the importance of everyone on board feeling good. After graduating from the Maritime University in Gothenburg in 2002, Anneli started as second mate on Atlantic Companion. She stayed […]

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Richard Fritz

passion for training and health Training and good food makes life at sea more fun. That is what cook-steward Richard Fritz claims, and he has managed to inspire many colleagues to start exercising during his 30 years at sea. In May he was given the Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation’s sports prize for his health initiatives […]

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HR manager with her heart in the company

Transatlantic has undergone major changes. The shipping company’s HR manager, Britta Stolt, says that she has stuck to the company’s generous personnel policy throughout the entire transformation. Now they seem to be on the way out of the crisis with the health of personnel largely intact. Like so many other companies in the maritime sector, […]

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From protective equipment to psycho-social issues

It is no longer demands for work gloves or a shortage of safety goggles that Martin Hulterström, chief safety officer on M/S Nordlink, has to contend with. Instead it is cases of dissatisfaction and poor cooperation that have become more common. Martin Hulterström realized at a very early stage that a good work environment is […]

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