Bahri Ship Management recently organised its 11th annual crew conference to provide its crew members with an opportunity to learn more about the latest industry developments from experts and share knowledge and experiences.
Held in Manila in the Philippines, the gathering saw over 100 Bahri employees, including officers and seafarers, hear from in-house speakers and international experts on the new safety and other important regulations introduced by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The event also provided the company’s management with a platform to share the latest in-house news with its crew.
The conference offered Bahri an opportunity to share with its crew key updates and information regarding the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) QUALSHIP 21 certification. This was awarded recently to Bahri’s vessels following a stringent quality and safety assessment by USCG.
Abdulaziz Sabri, acting president, Bahri Ship Management, said: “Events like these also allow us to get closer to our employees, and share with them our commitment to achieving our objectives and vision within the context of global developments.” Several important topics were discussed during the conference, including environmental compliance while operating ships, best practices in maritime activities, the need for better cultural awareness and advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle when switching between home and working on a vessel. The crew also enjoyed a number of team building exercises.
The Philippines conference is the first in a series of four such gatherings that Bahri will organise for its crew this year. The remaining three are to take place in India, Russia and Eastern Europe later in 2017.