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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:

  • Captain
  • Chief Officer
  • Fishermen on deck
  • Factory managers
  • Cook
  • Chief engineer

The committee deals with injuries and incidents as well as near accidents on each trip.

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