Safety at sea on board the trawlers
On board Royal Greenland's ocean-going trawlers, safety exercises are conducted between each crew shift.
During the exercises, all employees are trained in various safety exercises, including man overboard and boat- and fire-roller. A boat-roll exercise is a training of evacuation in case the alarm goes off e.g. if the ship is severely damaged. A fire-roll exercise is training in the position and responsibility of the crew in the event of a fire.
Before each crew shift and before the trawler leaves port, a Safety Committee is established, responsible for the particular trip.
The Safety Committee has representatives from all areas of work and typically consists of:
- Chief Officer
- Fishermen on deck
- Factory managers
- Chief engineer
The committee deals with injuries and incidents as well as near accidents on each trip.