Commitment to SAFETY recognized

The commitment of ASP Ship Management to safety is clearly shown by some important recent milestones achieved by ASP Newcastle UK.

 Newcastle General Manager Capt Keith Brown reported that last year, the ASP managed vessel Sea Cruiser 1, was awarded the Toyofuji Shipping (TFS) SAFE SHIP prize for 2014, and has now won the same award for 2015. Once again, Toyofuji Shipping congratulated the crew of Sea Cruiser 1 for their prudent work towards safe ship operations, and awarded them a cash prize. The Eilean Dhiura (below) inter-island ferry service that has been managed by ASP (UK) since 2005 has been awarded a staff recognition prize for the following Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free milestones. Their record is:

• 3,163 days LTI Free as at 31 December 2015.

• 1,424 days LTI Free was their previous best.

The last 180 day LTI Free was achieved on 15 October 2015. (17 x 180 days LTI Free). The company has rewarded the crew for this outstanding achievement. ASP (UK) has also managed the Belnahua (below right), Lismore and Easdale on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council since September, 2013 and on the 31 December last year the vessels and crews also achieved LTI Free milestones which were deservedly recognised.

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832 days of LTI Free days have been achieved since ASP commenced management and the vessels remain LTI Free. Furthermore they have reached 5 x 180 LTI Free days on 8 March. Stewart Clark, Marine Operations Manager at Argyll and Bute Council said: “It has been a pleasure to work closely with ASP Ship Management crews and staff. ASP provides Argyll and Bute Council with invaluable specialist expertise and can be relied upon to work in a professional manner at all times, delivering a sterling service which is much appreciated by our customers. It is heartening to note the excellent safety figures achieved by crews of all ferries and in particular, the Eilean Dhiura.”