SIU-contracted Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) recently celebrated a significant safety milestone. As of Sept. 12, 2020, the company’s entire internationally trading “blue” fleet had gone 12 months without a single lost-time incident (defined as necessitating an injured mariner to miss a day’s work for recovery).
“This is a major achievement and credit goes to all concerned,” stated SIU Executive Vice President Augie Tellez. “I’m especially proud of our SIU crews, of course, and would point out that this is the result of a sustained partnership focused on creating an effective safety culture. We’ve all worked together to make it a reality.”
MLL announced the milestone as part of its annual “Global Safety Day.” In a related communication to the vessels, MLL Vice President Ed Hanley noted, “We greatly appreciate and applaud the authentic safety leadership and robust safety culture you have established on board, enabling such a momentous achievement…. On behalf of your shore-side support teams, congratulations and thank you!”
MLL President and CEO Bill Woodhour stated, “Congratulations to all on reaching this milestone. It is truly impressive and rewarding as it means everyone ends the day in as good of shape as they started it. Knock on some wood, and let’s see how we can add another year to this!”