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Senior Officers Meeting

Senior Masters and Chief Engineers of Northern Marine's Irish Sea ferry fleet converged upon Alba House, Clydebank, recently to participate in a two-day seminar.

The 30 invited delegates gathered in the auditorium, where a number of presentations were delivered by onshore NMF staff as well as delegates themselves.

Capt John Hambley Jones and Capt Neil Whittaker delivered informative presentations on vessel fuel savings which included thorough analysis of their respective vessels' performance.

Topics for discussion also included Fire Safety, New Buildings, HSEQ, HR update and Purchasing.

Captain George Combe, Stena Superfast 7, felt the seminar was of great benefit.

He said: "The whole idea is to come together with a variety of Senior Officers and Engineers to share knowledge, experience and ideas.

"The seminar also looks at any new legislation and creates a platform for discussion on how we currently operate and how we might wish to adapt or change going forward.

"It has been a very worthwhile meeting."

The occasion also offered the opportunity for delegates to interact in a more social setting at a dinner in Glasgow.

Alastair Danabie, NMF, Director of Ship Management, was pleased with the participation from delegates.

He said: "The Senior Officer meetings are an effective means to achieve constructive dialogue on the operation of the vessels, areas for improvement and for passing on the important messages to take back to the vessels.

"The commitment and efforts of our senior officers is key to the successful technical management of the Stena Line vessels on the Irish Sea.

"We look forward to the continued engagement between the vessels, Northern Marine Ferries and the Routes in driving forward changes and improvements."


Northern Marine Group
Alba House
2 Central Avenue
G81 2QR
Scotland, UK

Tel +44 141 876 3000