Riga Officers Seminar

25th Mar 2019

Leadership and communication were the key themes of the first onshore Officer Seminar of 2019.

The first in a global series of seminars was held in Riga, Latvia; with a mix of Latvian, Ukrainian and Polish senior officers attending from a variety of Northern Marine managed tanker and gas carrier vessels.

The officers were joined by seven onshore personnel from Technical Management (NMM) and Crewing (NMMS).

Liam Dodds, General Manager Marine Resources, NMMS said: “The seminar agenda included an excellent interactive session utilising selected case studies for the officers to examine and discuss.

“The following candid and honest discussions allowed all of those attending the seminar to fully recognize the need for effective leadership and communication standards in everything we do as a company.

“Further presentations provided compelling evidence on the essential need for all of us to lead the way in delivering success for the Company and its clients.”

The seminar agenda included an exercise in Leadership and Communication, and presentations on Officer Competence and Development, PSC inspections and Crew welfare.

Douglas Rowat, General Manager, NMM, added: “It was a great pleasure to attend the Riga Officer Seminar where the turn-out was excellent and the participation by all was inspiring, to say the least.

“Having the opportunity to interact and hear the views of our officers during reflective learning engagement sessions, as well as throughout the entire day in such a friendly and pleasant setting was indeed a valuable experience and thanks should be extended to our associates at Ultramarin in helping organise such a successful event.

“If the Officers who attended left with the same satisfaction and sense of fulfilment that I felt and continue to share some of the experience and knowledge gained, then the crew seminars will go a long way in ensuring a shared commitment to company values and robust safety management onboard our vessels.”

Future Officer Seminars are scheduled to take place in the UK, India, Romania and Russia in the coming months.