Tanker Operator logo 2nd Tanker Operator Mumbai conference - September 28, 2016
 What is good and what is bad for tanker operators
Do we have a working environment which supports learning and continuous improvement?
Do working practises from oil companies and regulators help or hinder this?


Wednesday September 28, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM IST
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Orchid Hotel 
Nehru Road, Vile Parle East,
Adjacent to Domestic Airport, Mumbai
Mumbai 400 099

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Conference producer
Karl Jeffery
Tanker Operator Magazine

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This event is organised jointly with Inteldata Solutions in Mumbai, contact Sudhanshu Shekhar on   inteldatasolutions@rocketmail.com
+91 22 41279682

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Mel Skinner, mskinner@tankeroperator.com

Presentations and videos available for download - see the links next to the speakers' name in the agenda below

Our second Mumbai conference, on September 28, looked at what is good and what is bad for tanker operators - and whether our seafarers and superintendents have the situation awareness they need to cope with today's changing business environment.


Chairman Dimitris Lyras, director of Lyras Shipping

9.20 Chairman's introduction

9.30 Captain Rajeev Kumar Singh, Sr. Vice President (Shipping), Reliance Industries Limited.
Ship-Shore Interface in Tanker Industry - Issues and Challenges

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10.00 Capt. Gyanendra Singh (CEO) & Capt. Pankaj Sengar (COO), Abaca Research & Consultancy Services, Mumbai

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The perception gap between shipmanagers and ship staff about the quality of safety and operations
- There is a gap in perception between shipmanagers / charterers / owners, and shipboard staff, about what happens onboard
- Using IT android mobile / iPad apps for swift and precise reporting
- Using embedded documents / photographs / audio visual clips

10.30 Sanjay Bhavnani, Director & C.O.O, MMS Maritime (India) Pvt Limited
The Present Face of the Tanker Industry- What is good and where are we headed

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- Continuous Competence management - why does a person who is perfectly qualified and competent still make mistakes? Ways to manage human behaviour and attitude, and prevent internal and external conflicts
- Implementing loss control management principles and methods for continuous improvement.
- Assuming responsibility and safety leadership - situational awareness, organisational attitudes and safety culture, using management systems that are fit for purpose and integrate all aspects of the safety programme into a single comprehensive management system - POLICE (Plan, Organise, Lead, Inspect, Correct).
- What will the tanker industry be in the foreseeable future? How should the mindset of the people, both on board and on shore, be developed to meet the challenges effectively?

11.00 Break

11.30 Capt. Gaurav Arora,  Ops Manager (Controls & Projects), Scorpio Marine Management Pvt. Ltd
Tanker Operations - A Commercial Viewpoint

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12.00  Rahul Varma, DPA, Head of Shore Contingency Team, Fleet Personnel, Safety & Quality and Operations Manager for tankers and other cargo ships managed by Lilly Maritime Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai (LMPL)

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Do we have a working environment where people can continually learn and improve, including from colleagues and oil major inspectors? Are we managing to avoid a blame culture?

12.30 Discussion

1.00 Lunch and close


Event themes

Do we have a working environment where people can continually learn and improve, including from colleagues and oil major inspectors? Are we managing to avoid a blame culture?

Are oil company inspectors providing sufficient opportunity for minor deficiencies to be corrected without a negative commercial impact?

Are class societies fulfilling their role as a trusted informed advisor, helping people improve without negative commercial impact?

Can inspectors spot bad management quickly – such as management around compliance - or problems due to insufficient budget?

Is it possible to avoid long term damage to the business after an accident which you did your best to avoid?

Are the efforts to remove overlapping standards working?

Should we have more online checking of documentation, rather than checks being made onboard ship, and who can this be managed?

Is it time to eliminate port state inspections – which would save a lot of time – and can port state control use better targeting mechanisms as USCG does?  



Previous Tanker Operator Mumbai conference - February 2015

View the agenda, presentations and videos from our 1st 2015 Tanker Operator Mumbai conference

Download the list of attendees at our 1st Tanker Operator Mumbai conference in Feb 2015