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SHIPMANAGEMENT FLAG “As a shipping company that is part of an oil company, our pri- mary role is managing marine risk, our secondary role is trans- porting oil.”

Steve Herron, GM of Fleet

Operations, Chevron Shipping

Photo: Chevron and develop. A certain trust has devel- tal regulations adopted by the IMO, and ply with all regulatory requirements Chevron — through the BMA — has the oped between Chevron and the BMA. compliance with the regulations will being adopted by the IMO — includ- ability to not only in? uence the direction

Whenever issues arise, Herron is “more drive the development of technology.” ing the 2020 commitment to lower sul- of these regulations from the perspective than happy to pick up the phone and get At present, Chevron is in the process fur fuel oil and the broader greenhouse of a ship owner, but also drive progress in touch with someone at the BMA.” Out of renewing its ? eet of 30 tankers and gas strategy. As it becomes clearer as within the industry and ultimately, chart of these conversations, new possibilities is relying on assistance and guidance to how regulations and technology will the best possible future course for Chev- emerge that help Chevron stay ahead of from the BMA to ensure the ships com- work together to enable these changes, ron Shipping Company.

industry developments and with imple- menting progressive solutions that com- ply with international regulations.

Thrustmaster’s patented T-Pod, electric podded

An example of the bene? ts of this col-

A?sw?lSsYOlS???lG??s?lSGwŽ?lG?ÐsGYlAYE?Žd??l laborative relationship is an initiative lS???lG??Žu?OŽYIŽ??Ž??S?d?sEAYEEsG?GuGuGÐl?sÐ

Chevron established to improve medical vessel projects. resources onboard their vessels. Accord- ing to Herron, merchant vessels aren’t

With its permanent magnet motor in the pod required to carry quali? ed medical per-


sonnel onboard. ?sOSlAYOuGOGA???A??ŽÐsAlGE?SAO?AYEdGA?sYO?

When accidents occur, the crew re-


lies on ? rst-aid facilities. Unfortunately, dSs??GwŽ|G?OGA?uŽ??G?AYEswÐ?Ž|G??GusAdsusl?

? rst-aid facilities onboard some vessels


are often found to be sorely lacking, with grounding. The large propeller diameter and some of the equipment unchanged since ?uGYEG?S?E?Ž?E?YAwsÐAuu??SAÐGEÐŽEI??lSG?

the end of World War II.


Discussions between the two organiza- and thrust.

tions revealed this critical safety issue.


Chevron, with the support of the BMA, lSG??GŽIw?uOÐuGdsG??OGYG?AlŽ??

initiated the development of an iPad

AYEI?GGEŽwŽIuŽÐAOŽYIŽ?ŽÐOwAu medical platform, which amongst other ?GsOSlEs?l?sd?OŽYAYE?ÐAÐG things, can record and transmit electro- ?Ous?AOŽY?

cardiography in the event a crewmember has a heart problem — an innovation de-

Learn more at: scribed by a Herron as a “gamechanger for the industry”.


While new technology remains a sig- ni? cant driver of change in the shipping


industry, Herron believes, “the biggest


changes will be driven by environmen- 71

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