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Slide1

Expert

Group on Maritime Policy

Reykjavík 14 March 2017

Maritime

safety, training

and

reduction of casualties in

Iceland

Maritime

Museum

Reykjavík

Sverrir Konráðsson

and

Ólafur J.

Briem

Icelandic Maritime Administration

Slide2

Iceland

‘s

fight for safer seas

Dependent on shipping and fishing

Alarming number of seafarers and fishermen have lost their lives every year in Iceland

Fatalities at sea considered unavoidable toll for centuries

Unforgiving climate, high winds, high waves

Slide3

The

seafood industry is one of the key industries in

Iceland contributing

11% to the GDP directly (25% if account is taken of the indirect effects of the ocean cluster)

Employs

around 9.000 people, or 5,3% of the total workforce in

Iceland

Export

value of marine products

in 2012 amounted

to ISK 269 billion

(2.3 billion

€) a total of 749 thousand

tonnes

Marine

products account for

approximately

42% of the value of exported

goods

Íslandsstofa

Slide4

Iceland ranks

in top 20 in list of world catches

Catch in 2015 around

1.3 million

tonnes

2289

registered

ships

1 Jan

2017

Total GT 160,937

7,300

fishermen registered on FVs in

2017

Average

age of fishermen: 41 years (

2017)

Slide5

Positive

development

Since 1973, when there were 34 seafarer fatalities, accident rates have been decreasing considerably

In 2008, 2011 and 2014 no Icelanders lost their life at sea

Drastic reduction in fatal incidents at sea over the past 40 years

Slide6

Slide7

Mandatory

basic safety and survival training for all seamen at the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre - ICE-SARRefresher training at 5-year intervalsAwareness-raising campaignsMandatory training in use of safety equipmentHelicopter hoisting training in real environment at sea, in cooperation with the Coast GuardHelicopters have proven efficient in rescue operations in Iceland as elsewhere and have saved numerous lives

Achived

through

numerous

synergetic

factors

Slide8

Slide9

Mandatory

annual

surveys of all ships – seaworthiness certificate issued – valid for one yearImmersion suits for all crew members mandatoryInflatable life rafts are mandatory on board all vesselsRemote and automatic release mechanism for inflatable life rafts mandatoryReliable weather forecasts and web-based information system for weather and sea-state

Cont

.

Slide10

AIS

carriage is mandatory

for

all vessels regardless

of

size

All vessels except pleasure boats

are

monitored by thenational Vessel Traffic Service in Reykjavík

Slide11

Slide12

Slide13

Cont

.

Automatic identification

system (AIS) mandatory

for all

ships in commercial use

Vessels

safer

than before

- operated

on

the

basis

of

a

fish

quota

system

Stability-campaigns, control of stability

Better catch

stowage

Risk

assessment

helped

to

develop measures

to

reduce working accidents on board

vessels

Transport Policy – renewed every four years

Slide14

Cont

.

Mandatory

registration

of

all seamen

on all

Icelandic vessels in commercial

use

Continuous

monitoring

of

all

vessel

traffic

by

the

Vessel

Traffic

Service

in

Reykjavík

through

AIS

Seafarers’ R

egistration

S

ystem

keeps

track of

validity

of

CoCs

, insurances, manning and vessel seaworthiness and is connected

to AIS to

help

monitoring

compliance

Slide15

Slide16

Cont

.

Long-term program

on the safety of seafarers and fishermen launched in

2000 and

still functional

Booklets

, DVD disks and online videos on various safety-related issues – distributed

free

Regulations

on ship-construction, design and equipment implemented

- based

on

IMO’s

Torremolinos

Conv.

and Protocol

provisions and

EU

Directive 97/70/EC, as

amended

Slide17

Cont

.

Ship design, construction and equipment – higher degree of safety with respect to loading and stability

Strict manning requirements

Strict training requirements for certification of seamen

Experience from operation of smaller fishing vessel evaluated and recognized for meeting requirements for certification for larger ships

Slide18

Photo

:

Capt

Hilmar Snorrason

Slide19

Photo

:

Capt

. Hilmar Snorrason

Slide20

Photo

:

Capt

. Hilmar Snorrason

Slide21

Positive

development

The International

Labor

Organization (ILO) estimates that every year an average of 24 000 fishermen and women lose their lives while at work

Iceland‘s track-record in the fight against serious marine accidents proves that the battle against fatal accidents in fishing worldwide can be won

Slide22

Thank you