5th SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum

The 5th SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum was scheduled as a full day event (09:00 – 15:30) on Wednesday 31st of January 2024 at the Columbia Venue Centre of Columbia Plaza, Limassol, Cyprus.

This was a NON PROFIT event expected to attract a target group of approx. 200 delegates / 100 organizations attendance from Safety, Technical, Marine departments of shipping operators and other related industry stakeholders. Attendance was FREE of charge to delegates, a common feature of ALL SAFETY4SEA forums with sponsors covering all the expenses of the event.


08:30- 9:00    Welcome Coffee & Registration
09:00  Forum Opening – Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA
09:00- 09:15  Keynote Address – Dr. Stelios D. Himonas, Permanent Secretary, Shipping Deputy Ministry

09:15 – 10:15 Panel #1 Navigating the waves: Safety insights in maritime
Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • Human Capital Return on Investment: Best practices for investing in and developing the human factor
  • Developing Robust PSC Preparation Strategies: Challenges and success stories in PSC compliance
  • IMO Resolutions in force: Implications and compliance requirements for ship owners and operators
  • Applications of AI for enhancing safety and efficiency in shipping: Opportunities and challenges


    • Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA
    • Ioannis Liakakos, General Manager, Dromon Bureau of Shipping
    • Nicholas Rich, Director Fleet Management, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd

10:15 – 10:30 Focus Presentation

Dimitris Psarros, Business Development Manager, RISK4SEA

10:30 – 11:00 Networking Coffee

11:00 -12:00 Panel #2 Harmony on high seas: Strategies for crew welfare and resilience

Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • Seafarers’ Health: Understanding the challenges, health programs and services for seafarers
  • Balancing work-life at sea: Strategies for building crew welfare & resilience
  • Fostering safety culture at sea: Key considerations for effective communication and training
  • Psychological safety matters: The link with operational performance


    • Capt. Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Regional Director, Loss Prevention, UK P&I Club
    • Marinos Kokkinis, Managing Director, OneCare Solutions
    • Capt.  VS Parani, Vice President – Marine, Tufton Asset Management

12:00 -13:00 Panel #3 People, Process, Performance: HR strategies for shipping

Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • Human Resources Management in shipping: Factors contributing to workforce attrition
  • HR retention and performance strategies: Overview of the unique challenges
  • Bridging skill gaps: Key consideration for training and development programs
  • Soft skills and future workforce: Best practices for future-ready maritime professionals


    • Capt. Faouzi Fradi, Director Crewing and Training, Columbia Shipmanagement
    • Dr. Anastasios Hovardas, Senior Associate Scientist, Cyprus Marine & Maritime Institute – CMMI
    • Capt. Rohit Tandon, General Manager, FML Ship Management Ltd, Cyprus


13:00 – 14:00 Networking Buffet

14:00 – 14:15 Keynote Address – George A. Tsavliris, President, CYMEPA

14:15 – 15:15 Panel #4 Greening the seas:  Decarbonizing the maritime industry
Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • Maritime decarbonization: Current challenges & opportunities
  • Carbon-neutral fuels: Feasibility, challenges and consideration for widespread use
  • Emissions regulatory framework: Navigating compliance challenges and risks
  • Low-emission technologies: Assessing viability and environmental impact


    • Marc Caramondanis, Technical Operator, CYMEPA
    • Andreas Chrysostomou, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance
    • Dr. Chara Georgopoulou, Senior Research Engineer II and Head of Maritime DNV R&D and Advisory, Greece

15:15 – 16:15 Panel #5 Crew competence: Key training and development practices
Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • Future learning needs: Trends and innovations in training
  • Competency trends: Strategies for crew preparedness & experience transfer
  • Developing maritime crews: The role of technology and innovation
  • Identifying training needs: Enhancing safety and addressing key issues of seafarers’ certifications


    • Valentinos Steliou, Innovation Director, MINTRA
    • Stavros Fokas Kavalierakis, Chairman, ICS Cyprus Branch
    • Barbara Loyal, WISTA Cyprus member & Joint CEO of ESM Esmeralda Shipmanagement, WISTA CYPRUS

16:15 – 17:15 Farewell Networking Cocktail



Attendance is FREE, subject to Registration
Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

Apo is the Founder & Managing Director of the SQE Group, including SQE MARINE, SQE ACADEMY, SAFETY4SEA and RISK4SEA. He is a veteran Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with a 30 year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent, Consultant and Project Manager. He entered shipping as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers and later shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE specialization  as superintendent and later as a Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager. Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISPS/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC/DBMS), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 10,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE and Shipping related subjects. He is holding Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specializing in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degrees in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA). Apostolos is the founder and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA that produces a wide range of paper magazines, the globally leading portal in Safety & Environmental protection for shipping (www.safety4sea.com) and numerous large scale events and he is a frequent speaker in many events across the globe, while he has chaired more than 70 large scale forums so far. You may explore more about the activities of the group at www.sqegroup.com


Marc Caramondanis, Technical Operator, CYMEPA

Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA) Technical Operator dealing with the “METAVASAE  Humans at the heart of maritime decarbonization“ project. Ex Marine Surveyor (Class, Statutory, H&M, P&I) appointed in December 2022 by Council of Ministers for a 3-year term as a Marine Accident & Incident Investigation Committee Member of the Republic of Cyprus.



Andreas Chrysostomou, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance

Mr Chrysostomou is a seasoned professional in the shipping industry. He holds an MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) and he graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, with a Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding. Mr Chrysostomou, in his long-standing career, before joining Tototheo Maritime as CSO and Marine Fields Holdings as CEO, was the Director of the Department of Merchant Shipping, (the Maritime Authority of Cyprus), CEO of Transmed shipping Co. Ltd. And Act. Secretary General of CLIA Europe. In September 2021 he was also appointed as Executive Director of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA). He also held senior management roles in fields such as safety and security, protection of the marine environment and administration. In addition he served as the elected Chairman of the Design and Equipment Subcommittee of the IMO and of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), one of the main Committees at IMO. He was twice elected and re-elected Chairman of the International Mobile Satellite Organization and served as member of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU). He also served as President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMAREST). Mr Chrysostomou’s skills and integrity have been acknowledged by peers, by awarding him the 2011 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping. In November 2011. Furthermore, he has been presented with the Distinguished Public Service Award by the United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, for his invaluable service to International Shipping and in 2013 the GST Award – Leading Shipping Personality of the Decade 2003 – 2013. In addition, Mr Andreas Chrysostomou was awarded The Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Award – “International Personality of the Year” 2015. In 2019 he was awarded the Honorary award of Young Ship Cyprus and the Leadership award 2020 by GREEN4SEA.


Capt. Faouzi Fradi, Columbia Group Director Crewing and Training

Capt. Fradi was sailing as Master onboard Oil/Chemical Tankers and Gas Carriers for more than 7 years and started his shore based career as Port Pilot. He joined Columbia Shipmanagement in 2012 as QSHE-Marine Superintendent and since 2015 he has been assigned several managerial roles in the Crewing department until 2021 when he was appointed as Group Director Crewing and Training.  Capt. Fradi is an elected member of the Intertanko HEiSC and has also been a member of the IMEC R&T Committee since 2016 and has initiated several innovative projects the latest was the Competency Management System for Ratings. He has been leading several innovative training and recruitment developments, many of which has been dedicated to Filipino seafarers, such as an in-house Chemical Tanker course, usage of cloud simulators, Learning Management System, Mental Health and telemedicine support for seafarers and the Holographic telepresence technology receiving attention from global media companies, including Bloomberg.


Dr. Chara Georgopoulou, Senior Research Engineer II and Head of Maritime DNV R&D and Advisory, Greece

Chara Georgopoulou is Senior Research Engineer II and Head of Maritime DNV R&D and Advisory, Greece. In this position, she works on the mathematical modelling and simulation of marine energy systems and new technologies for greener and smarter maritime transportation. She has several years of experience in model-based analysis of decarbonization technologies, fuel cells and hybrid systems. She has specialized in sustainable transport measures, renewable systems, emission reduction and carbon capture technologies. She has participated in numerous R&D projects in the European industry and has authored more than 30 articles at international journals and conferences.  Chara holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2009) and a Diploma (Bachelor and M.Sc. equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering (2005) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.


Dr. Stelios D. Himonas, Permanent Secretary, Shipping Deputy Ministry

Stelios Himonas is the Permanent Secretary of the Shipping Deputy Ministry since July 1st, 2023. He previously served as Permanent Secretary of the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, as well as Director of the Department of Electronic Communications and Director of Telecommunications at the Ministry of Communications and Works. From 2012 until 30 June 2023, he has been appointed by the Council of Ministers as Digital Champion of the Republic of Cyprus, while having previously served as member of the Board of Directors of the Research and Innovation Foundation (then called Research Promotion Foundation), and the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta). At European level, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), as well as Chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Working Group (WGRA) of the CEPT/ECC. He is a holder of Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York in Stony Brook. From 1989 until 1997, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the New York Institute of Technology, USA, having also served as a Professor of Engineering and Informatics of Intercollege, Cyprus. From 1994 until 1997, he was collaborating with the Multimedia Communications Research Group of Bellcore’s Applied Research Division in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Himonas has published numerous research papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings in the fields of detection and multimedia communications. He is listed in the Who is Who in the World, Who is Who in American Education and Who is Who Among Human Services Professionals.


Dr. Anastasios Hovardas, Senior Associate Scientist, Cyprus Marine & Maritime Institute – CMMI

Dr. Anastasios Hovardas has a Degree in Biology, a MSc In Environmental Biology and a PhD in Environmental Education. He has worked on 26 research projects, and he received two grants for postdoctoral research and another two grants as Principal Investigator. He (co)authored 40 papers in citation index journals, 16 book chapters, and numerous papers in international conferences. Tasos served as Editor-in-Chief for Society & Natural Resources (2017-2020) and as Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (2017-2020). He reviewed papers for 30 citation journals. He acted as a Council Member of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) and he currently coordinates the Special Interest Group (SIG) of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction on inquiry learning (EARLI; 2021-). He is a Registered Mediator (Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry; 2019-). He served as Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Cyprus, European University Cyprus, University of Thessaly, and the Ionian University. He is a Member of the Research in Science and Technology Education Group at the University of Cyprus and a Senior Associate Scientist at the Maritime Human Element Centre of the Cyprus Marine & Maritime Institute.


Capt. Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Regional Director, Loss Prevention, UK P&I Club

Kostas is a Greek Master Mariner with significant seagoing experience on-board Bulk Carriers and Cruise Ships. Prior to joining Thomas Miller’s Hellas office in December, 2019 he worked as Claims Manager for a local hull insurer, garnering more than 10 years of experience within the marine insurance industry. Kostas is certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping as an ISM and ISPS Internal Auditor. He deals with Loss Prevention related matters and operational enquiries for local Members, and he also conducts crew seminars.



Stavros Fokas Kavalierakis, Chairman, ICS Cyprus Branch

Born in Athens and raised in a maritime family, graduated from Malliara College . Studied Maritime and Transport and holds a corresponding degree from London Metropolitan (BSc), majoring in Marine Insurance. Served as a non-commissioned officer in the Engineers of the Greek Army, and was in charge of training non-commissioned officers. He has experience in the Maritime and Insurance Business area as a Handler of Marine Insurance Cases, cargo deliveries and Claims cases. Member of the Institute of Shipbrokers since 2008 and was elected Chairman of the Cyprus Branch of the ICS at 2022. Additionally , teaching as a Trainer at MIEEK Technical School on Maritime Subjects and an ICS Tutor. Working as Claims Manager at Columbia Shipmanagement.



Marinos Kokkinis, Managing Director, OneCare Solutions

Marinos Kokkinis is the Managing Director of OneCare Solutions, a leading health and wellbeing platform, and OneLearn Global, a leading maritime training provider. Under his leadership, these two entities are forging a holistic approach to everything needed to make individuals healthier and more productive, thereby fostering the potential of human capital. Possessing a deep background spanning the multiple industries that play a role in health, wellbeing, and training, Marinos has held senior positions in the maritime, hospitality, pharmaceutical, and financial industries during the past 25 years. Key positions included Director for Merchant Fleet and Support Services with leading marine services provider Oceanic, senior financial analyst with major pharmaceutical company Pharmascience, and numerous roles throughout the hospitality and cruise ship industries, including the Ritz-Carlton and Celebrity Cruises. Marinos speaks regularly on the topic of human capital and the importance of well-managed health and learning initiatives. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Australia, a Bachelor degree in accounting and finance from the University of West London, and he completed an executive programme on the topic of the digital transformation in health care from Harvard Medical School.



Ioannis Liakakos, General Manager, Dromon Bureau of Shipping

–          37 years of experience in technical aspects of shipping

–          Former Senior Surveyor of Class NK

–          Various roles in technical departments of shipping companies from the level of technical superintendent to technical manager

–          General Manager of DBS since September 2022


Barbara Loyal, WISTA Cyprus member & Joint CEO ESM Esmeralda Shipmanagement, WISTA CYPRUS

Barbara Loyal is from Limassol, Cyprus who read law at the University of Exeter, UK and was awarded an LLB Honours Degree in 2001. She is a member of the Cyprus – Limassol – Bar Association since 2002; a member of WISTA Cyprus, the American Sailing Association. Barbara is a joint CEO of ESM Esmeralda Shipmanagement Ltd, based in Limassol, responsible for the legal, financial and Crew management affairs of the Company.



Capt. VS Parani, Vice President – Marine, Tufton Asset Management

Captain VS Parani, FNI, FICS, CMarTech-IMarEST is responsible for marine functions at Tufton Asset Management Ltd. He values his experience of thirty years in the shipping industry onboard ships, and then in various corporate roles responsible for the management of large shipping fleets. Besides his Master-Mariner’s license, he also holds Master degrees in law and in business. He also teaches in a graduate programme in shipping management at the CIM-Cyprus Business School. He is the Author of the bestselling book Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas and is the Producer of the GoldenStripes Podcast.



Dimitris Psarros, Business Development Manager, RISK4SEA

Dimitris joined SQE Group back in 2012 and now holds the position of Business Development Manager at RISK4SEA, an innovative SaaS platform which aims to provide Port State Control performance transparency to the market. He has more than 10 years of experience within the industry and held various commercial positions and participated in several projects with the aim to assist shipping companies to improve/maintain their safety and quality standards.



Nicholas Rich, Director Fleet Management, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd

Nick has worked in the shipping industry since 1981 when he went to sea as a deck cadet. After sailing for a number of years on various ship types, reaching the rank of Chief Officer, Nick moved ashore as Shore Captain with Wallenius Lines UK in 1994 before moving to Cyprus as Marine Superintendent in 2000, becoming Safety Manager in 2001. Nick joined BSM in 2009 and, after periods as LPSQ Manager, Group LPSQ Manager and Group Technical Manager – Systems, progressed to his current role of Director Fleet Management.



Valentinos Steliou, Innovation Director, Mintra

Following the acquisition of Safebridge GmbH in 2021, Valentinos was appointed as an Innovation Director for Mintra and the Managing Director of its Cyprus Entity, leading the company’s Crew Management software. Valentinos has a diverse background in business development, product development, project management, and finance, supporting the operations and strategic positioning of organisations for over 20 years. With great experience and a successful track record in strategy design, product release and positioning principles within the maritime industry, he is paving the future of the product successfully supporting the company’s operations. Before joining Safebridge in 2016, Valentinos provided Strategic Consultation services and held senior management positions in the construction and automotive industries.



Capt. Rohit Tandon, General Manager, FML Ship Management Ltd, Cyprus            

Captain Rohit Tandon is a highly experienced master mariner with a remarkable career spanning over 30 years in the shipping industry. He began his seafaring career in 1994 and has sailed on various types of cargo vessels, including tankers, bulk carriers, and reefers. In 2007, Captain Tandon transitioned from being a captain at sea to working ashore and relocated to Cyprus. He played a pivotal role in establishing the Cyprus office of Fleet Management Ltd. (FML). FML as group, head office in Hong Kong, is currently the second largest independent third-party ship management company globally. FML manages a fleet of more than 700 ships worldwide and has offices across the globe. At FML’s Cyprus office, Captain Rohit Tandon holds the position of handling the complete Marine department and serves as the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Company Security Officer (CSO) of the company. He has been instrumental in implementing ISO standards within the organization and achieving certifications well ahead of time. Some notable certifications include MLC certification in the office and on ships voluntarily in 2009, ISO 50001 Energy Efficiency & Green Award Certification in 2013, TMSA 3 in 2017, ISO 27001 Information Security Management System in 2018, and ISO 45001 in 2019. Captain Rohit Tandon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers (FICS) in the UK and holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management & International Trade as well as Operational Management from prestigious universities in India. Outside of his professional endeavours in the maritime industry, Capt. Tandon is an active member of Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals develop their communication and leadership skills. He also contributes to the maritime community by guest lecturing at the University of Nicosia on various professional maritime subjects. Captain Rohit Tandon is a strong advocate and supporter of the shipping industry in Cyprus and the Cyprus Registry Flag for vessels. He firmly believes in the significant role that the shipping industry plays in the economic growth and development of the island.


George A. Tsavliris, President, CYMEPA

Mr. George A. Tsavliris was born in London. He graduated from Athens College in 1968 and having acquired professional qualifications in Shipping (F.I.C.S., ACI.Arb), he concluded his graduate and post graduate studies in Shipping Law at University College London in 1973, with an L.L.M. degree. In 2009 he was qualified as aMediator at the ADR Group London and in 2014 was certified as a Mediator by the Greek Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights. He familiarized himself with the shipping and salvage sectors from a very early age by being engaged in the family business. George is a Principal at “Tsavliris Salvage Group” and represents the business on both a commercial and environmental basis internationally. He holds the position of Vice Chairperson of INTERMEPA (International Marine Environment Protection Association), President of CYMEPA (Cyprus Marine Environmental Protection Association), which received the “Cyprus Maritime Prize 2007”, as well as member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Union of Shipowners, Board Member of ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations), Board Member of The Yacht Club of Greece, Board Member of Friends of Hellas Liberty Association and the Jubilee Sailing Trust in the UK and Honorary Chairman of the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation. Furthermore, Mr. George Tsavliris is Member of the Academic Board of Metropolitan College / Solent Southampton University. Mr George Tsavliris was awarded the 2016 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award, in recognition of his unique and extensive contribution to Shipping and Greece and for his overall outstanding service to the shipping industry made by him individually, as a family and by his company as a Group. In Jan 2019, Mr Tsavliris received the Cyprus Environmental Award on behalf of CYMEPA by the President of the Cypriot Republic Mr Nikos Anastasiades and on March 12th, 2019, Mr Tsavliris was recognized with the Safety4Sea Leadership Award 2019 for his work with CYMEPA and other national & international organizations, toward the protection of the marine environment. On July 1st, 2019, Mr Tsavliris was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of OneGlobal Broking, Greece & Cyprus. Mr Tsavliris is a Founding Member and Vice President of The Propeller Club, Port of Limassol, Cyprus. In Dec. 2019, Mr Tsavliris published the book, which he co-wrote with Alba University Professor, Paul Emmanuelides, Winning Shipping Strategies: Theory and Evidence from Leading Shipowners. The book was translated into the Greek language and published in March 2021. George is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at numerous maritime related conferences. He is an avid supporter of various charities, an art and music enthusiast and has completed ten London marathons. He is a father of six children





Mintra is a leading provider of human resource management solutions and digital learning to the maritime industry. Our technologies have been developed over 30 years to provide the scope, scale and capabilities required by companies of all sizes, to keep up with the complexities of deploying a skilled global workforce. Mintra’s Trainingportal is a market-leading learning and competency management system which enables efficient upskilling as well as reskilling of staff globally. The solution hosts a comprehensive and growing library of 2,000 eLearning as well as classroom-based courses. Today, 1.5 million people from 3,600 companies use the platform and a course is completed every 30 seconds. Mintra’s complete crew management software solution OCS HR has been developed in partnership with our global customers to meet the unique needs of the maritime industry. The market leading human resource management solution allows HR departments to oversee and manage the work of their global workforce from one central interface and securely store all employee data. With headquarters in Bergen and offices in Oslo, Stavanger, Aberdeen, Limassol and Singapore, Mintra provides services to over 4,000 companies, including four out of the top five largest global energy companies.




SQE Marine is a leading provider of Safety, Quality and Environmental Solutions providing Consulting, Training and Information products in these areas. We have been successfully providing a product and service range to more than 1,200 clients (based in 75+ countries) over the last 20 years, operating a DNVGL Certified Training Center and a LR ISO 9001 certified management system. Strong enough to provide immediate response and feedback to all client queries and needs, we provide a range of competitively priced services and timeliness for product / service delivery; we provide foolproof products and services to ensure full after sales support for as long as necessary. Last but not least, technical competence is the core of our management system & operations. Our vision is to be a leading world class corporation that provides reliable maritime solutions in the areas of Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental, Crisis, Security, and Risk Management. Our mission, therefore, is to provide real life, effective and efficient maritime solutions range including Consulting, Training and Information provision in order to maximize client benefit and minimize risk.





Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. LTD was established in Athens in 1998 with a clear strategic goal – “the safe transportation of cargoes worldwide with respect to the environment”. Initially the Company assumed the management of two different types of vessels (dry and wet) but at a later stage ARCADIA, realizing the increased demands and responsibilities of the current times, focused its activities on tanker management. Following the Company’s establishment in 1998, an ambitious investment program began with the construction of high specification aframax and suezmax tankers, in South Korean Yards, on behalf of Companies that had entrusted the management of their vessels to ARCADIA.



Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp.

Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital-Executive’) currently operates a fleet of 40 vessels including 36 container carriers and 4 modern bulk carriers with a total dwt of 2,915,834 tons and total teu of 180,363 approx. The fleet under management includes vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P. The Capital-Executive team has extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes. The Company offers comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management including: safety and technical management, claims & insurance, bunkering, risk assessment, newbuilding design and supervision, IT services, accounting, financial management and other administrative functions, as well as in-house human resources management, such as crewing and personnel training with state-of-the-art technology.



Capital Gas Ship Management Corp.

Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. (“Capital Gas”) is a ship management service provider, currently operating a fleet of 14 modern LNG Carriers with a total carrying capacity of approximately 2.44 million cubic meters and a total dwt of 1.14 Tons. Our Team consists of highly skilled personnel with extensive experience in the LNG Sector from initial design and newbuilding supervision to LNGCs operations and technical management. Capital Gas Ship Management is a member of SIGTTO and SGMF.



Capital Shipmanagement

Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 39 tankers (12 VLCCs, 15 Aframaxes, 11 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker) with a total dwt of 5.95 million tons approx. Capital has extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes including all tanker segments (VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax/LR2, Panamax/LR1, MR/Handy and small tankers), dry bulk segments (Cape, Panamax, Handymax and Handy), as well as OBOs and containers. The excellent performance of Capital Ship Management has been recognized by oil major companies and major traders in the industry. It is one of a few ship management companies to have successfully completed the comprehensive office assessment process of numerous major oil companies and has also established long standing relationships with major traders, liners and operators. The Company offers comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management including: safety and technical management, claims & insurance, bunkering, vetting preparation and attendance, risk assessment, newbuilding design and supervision, IT services, accounting, financial management and other administrative functions, as well as in-house human resources management, such as crewing and personnel training with state-of-the-art technology.



Columbia Ship Management

With over 40 years of tradition, commitment and professionalism, Columbia has established its position as a world-class ship manager and maritime service provider. Since our founding in Cyprus, we have developed a global reputation by continuously exceeding our clients´ expectations when providing the highest quality and professional management services. Our success is based on the tremendous added-value granted to our clients by leveraging a strong global network and the will of being a leading force in the maritime industry.




We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations. We are the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, oil and gas, and energy management. We are one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains.  We are also a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more. Our open industry assurance platform Veracity, cyber security and software solutions support business-critical activities across many industries, including maritime, energy and healthcare.



Dromon Bureau of Shipping

Established in 2003, we have grown to be among the leading engineering service providers with the objective of protecting the environment and life at sea. Our core services consist: Classification of ships and other marine structures; Statutory certification; Verification services under various environmental schemes; Independent engineering services. Our extensive experience in assessing the design and construction of ships and other marine related structures has established DBS as one of the leading independent classification societies. The efficiency and performance of DBS is based on the skills and competency of its people. Through our research and development we ensure continues technical knowledge and updating that focus on our mission to be meet the needs of our clients and at the same time be beneficial to the community. We maintain a Quality Management System, assessed and registered against ISO 9001, ISO 17020, ISO 14065 and ISO 45001 standards.  The system covers classification of ships and other marine structures, statutory certification services on behalf of flag States and verification services under various environmental schemes.



Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED)

EASTMED is a ships management company with head offices in Glyfada (Athens), Greece. Presently the company has under management 78 vessels, employs 200 shore based personnel and a further 3000 seagoing staff. The fleet comprises of 29 tankers, 39 dry bulk carriers and 10 container ships, adding up to a total DWT capacity of 7.2 million tons. Principally both the tankers and the dry cargo vessels are employed on the spot market and occasionally will enter into short period charter agreements on a number of ships of the fleet.

The following overseas companies are employed as exclusive agents of EASTMED:

·       Intermar Chartering (UK) Ltd. in London, U.K.: Covers the London chartering market.

·       Eastern Mediterranean Manning Agency in Manila, Philippines: Directly selects, trains, and employs Filipino Masters, Officers, and Crew exclusively for the vessels under EASTMED’s management.

EASTMED was granted by Lloyd’s the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification in December 2010 and is in the process of being certified with ISO 50001 within 2016. EASTMED is presently a member of BIMCO, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO, thus joining forces for improved standards in the industry. EASTMED voluntarily participates to AMVER reporting system, operated by the US Coast Guard for promoting safety of life and property at sea. Managed vessels are honored with AMVER awards on an annual basis.




Euronav is an independent tanker company engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The Company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia. Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN. Euronav employs its fleet both on the spot and period market. Sustainability is a core value at Euronav as it ensures the long-term health and success of our people, our business, and the environment we work in. It involves a commitment to safety and environmental practices, as well as an innovative approach to the use of technology and information.



Latsco Marine Management Inc.

Latsco Marine Management Inc. a subsidiary company of Latsco Shipping Ltd., has been established 1st January 2019 and is currently located at Kifisia. Latsco’s history begins over half a century ago as part of Latsis Companies’ Group. Latsco provides operational, technical, financial and ship building services, focusing on fundamental principles of quality, integrity, safety, health, environmental protection and energy efficiency, with established programmes for performance excellence, profitability and growth of management of clean energy transportation vessels. Latsco pursues all entrepreneurial ventures with ethics, integrity, consistency to incident-free operations and ultimate aspiration of providing excellent services through long-lasting customer relationships. Currently, LMM Inc. manages a fleet of 27 vessels (MRs, LR2, VLGCs), while another 2 vessels shall be delivered up to 2020.



OneCare Solutions

Offering a full spectrum and tailor-made solutions to the maritime industry.

OneCare Solutions is a leading Health and Wellbeing Platform, established in 2022 to offer a collection of services to the maritime industry, ranging from health and wellbeing services, trainings, recruitment, and medical supplies.



Polstream Shipping Company

Polsteam Shipping Company Limited is a Cyprus-based company that has operated since 2003. The Company is a part of Polska Zegluga Morska P.P.(POLSTEAM), the largest Polish Shipowner and one of the largest on the bulk transport market in Europe. Polsteam Shipping Company Limited is mainly involved in the chartering business. The main area of operation of the Company’s fleet is the Atlantic and ports of North America (including the Great Lakes) and South America, as well as Europe, both Northern and Southern. Currently, the Polsteam Shipping Company Limited fleet consists of 50 chartered vessels, the vast majority of which are bulk carriers of Kamsarmax handysize and lakers type. The Company is also engaged  in implementing an investment program involving the construction of 8 lakers with a deadweight of 37.000 Polsteam is currently implementing an investment program involving the construction of 8 lakers with a deadweight of 37,000 dwt, to be delivered in 2024-2025. Further investment contracts are being prepared for the construction of the next groups of “lakers” 4 methanol ready and bulk carriers from the new segment of 45,000-dwt size.






RISK4SEA is an online platform to provide PSC performance transparency to the market by analysing PSC Data providing KPI, Demographics, Detentions Analytics, reports, Benchmarks and Insights for 23 fleet segments in an advanced analysis of the last 5 years to assist stakeholders to:

-PREPARE for forthcoming PSC inspections
-ANALYSE PSC performance to identify strengths & weaknesses
-BENCHMARK fleets against competition and the industry




SEAFiT, powered by SAFETY4SEA, is a pioneering mental health program providing comprehensive guidance and a holistic approach to maritime stakeholders to evaluate the mental health state of both their shore and sea staff and raise awareness over wellbeing issues.



 UK Club

The UK P&I Club is one of the oldest P&I clubs in the world. It provides Protection and Indemnity insurance in respect of third party liabilities and expenses arising from owning ships or operating ships as principals. One of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations it insures over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered ships from more than fifty countries across the globe.


2024 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum: Cultivating maritime skills today, to bloom in the future

The 5th SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum was a full day event that took place on Wednesday 31st of January 2024 at the Columbia Venue Centre of Columbia Plaza, Limassol, Cyprus, emphasizing on developing management strategies and appropriate skillsets to prepare maritime professionals for the shifting landscape that lays ahead.

The event was organized by SAFETY4SEA having MINTRA and SQE MARINE as lead sponsors. More sponsors of the event included the following organizations: Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. LTD, Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp., Capital Gas Ship Management Corp., Capital Shipmanagement, Columbia Ship Management, DNV, Dromon Bureau of Shipping, Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED), EURONAV, Latsco Marine Management Inc., OneCare Solutions, Polstream Shipping Company Limited, RISK4SEA, SEAFiT, and UK P&I Club.

Supporters of the event included: Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA), Cyprus Marine Club, The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICSC) Cyprus Branch, CYMEPA, Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC), The Nautical Institute Cyprus Branch, YoungShip Cyprus, Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI), Cyprus Union of Shipowners (CUS), WISTA Cyprus.

Main issues discussed

  • Best practices for investing in and developing the human factor
  • Challenges and success stories in PSC compliance
  • Implications and compliance requirements for ship owners and operators
  • Applications of AI for enhancing safety and efficiency in shipping
  •  Seafarers’ Health: Understanding the challenges, health programs and services for seafarers
  • Strategies for building crew welfare & resilience
  • Fostering safety culture at sea
  • Psychological safety and the link with operational performance
  • HR retention and performance strategies
  • Soft skills and future workforce
  • Maritime decarbonization: Current challenges & opportunities
  • Carbon-neutral fuels: Feasibility, challenges and consideration for widespread use

Opening the event, Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, welcomed the delegates and speakers and thanked all sponsors and supporters of the event. With a focus on connectivity onboard, a crucial concern for seafarers, Belokas announced that SAFETY4SEA has initiated a petition, urging industry stakeholders to champion the cause of free maritime internet connectivity, ultimately enhancing the well-being of seafarers. Encouraging active participation, Belokas called for signatures, sharing, and engagement in the campaign, emphasizing the potential to make a meaningful impact and facilitate seamless communication between individuals at sea and their loved ones onshore.

Dr. Stelios D. Himonas, Permanent Secretary, Shipping Deputy Ministry, directed the audience’s attention to the evolving maritime landscape and underscored Cyprus’ pivotal role as a global maritime hub. Dr. Himonas delved into the realm of regulatory changes, highlighting the dynamic shifts within the maritime industry. He emphasized the need for the industry’s response to pressing needs such as decarbonization, digitalization, and safety optimization, recognizing the imperative for adaptation in the face of evolving regulations.

Session #1 Navigating the waves: Safety insights in maritime

Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, gave a presentation into the evolving landscape of the shipping industry, emphasizing the imperative of addressing decarbonization and digitalization as new industry realities. A significant portion of his discussion centred on the human factor, shedding light on the novel skills and challenges confronting seafarers. Moreover, Apo Belokas advocated for a proactive approach, suggesting that the industry should draw lessons from past mistakes and strive to integrate improved training solutions. This, he argued, is crucial for staying abreast of ongoing changes and ensuring the industry’s readiness to navigate the challenges posed by the dynamic maritime environment.

Ioannis Liakakos, General Manager, Dromon Bureau of Shipping, delved into the recent regulatory updates affecting the maritime industry. Specifically, he highlighted amendments made by the International Maritime Organization to key Conventions, including the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). The speaker explained why these changes, entered into effect this year or in late 2023, are poised to bring significant transformations to the maritime landscape.

Nicholas Rich, Director Fleet Management, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd, gave a presentation on artificial intelligence (AI) and its novel implications for the maritime industry. He also touched upon the challenge of big data, presenting the various risks and opportunities for company operations. Furthermore, the speaker supported the idea that high-quality data could aid in the effort to enhance the effectiveness of AI applications across an organization’s systems, fostering a unified and comprehensive approach.

Dimitris Psarros, Business Development Manager, RISK4SEA, delivered a Focus Presentation addressing the subject of Port State Control (PSC) realities and tips for improvement. According to the presenter, developing a PSC Strategy is paramount for effective shipping, as it can prevent detentions and eliminate substandard operations. Furthermore, the presentation highlighted that knowing the local PSC focus each time is one of the key aspects of developing a PSC Strategy, as it can be of vast importance in helping to target specific deficiencies.

Session #2 Harmony on high seas: Strategies for crew welfare and resilience

Capt. Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Regional Director, Loss Prevention, UK P&I Club, gave a presentation that addressed crucial aspects related to developing an effective safety culture in the maritime industry. Emphasizing the key factors for creating an attractive and inclusive shipping environment, the presentation delved into strategies and considerations essential for building a workplace that not only promotes physical but also psychological safety. That way an organisation can ensure the mental and emotional well-being of individuals and foster a safe environment onboard.

Marinos Kokkinis, Managing Director, OneCare Solutions, presented strategies for building crew welfare and enhancing resilience. He underscored the importance of a more targeted approach, suggesting that tailored training and tailored health programs can better address all challenges seafarers face. Furthermore, he pointed out the importance of resilience training for seafarers to cope with stress and adapt to challenging situations. Finally, Marinos Kokkinis also supported the idea that Pre-Employment Medical Examinations Management is also important to prevent emergencies onboard.

Capt.  VS Parani, Vice President – Marine, Tufton Asset Management, underscored the significance of ensuring ship safety, reliability, and resilience. His presentation centred around the implementation of a holistic crew welfare program, emphasizing a comprehensive approach that goes beyond addressing basic necessities. The presentation also highlighted the pivotal role of crew engagement as a key metric for evaluating the success of welfare initiatives. Additionally, Capt. Parani stressed the importance of proper communication and leadership, citing their significant contribution to fostering trust and mutual respect.

Session #3 People, Process, Performance: HR strategies for shipping

Capt. Faouzi Fradi, Director Crewing and Training, Columbia Shipmanagement, underscored the critical importance of comprehending human factors and including soft skills training in the maritime sector. He highlighted the significance of soft skills such as interpersonal communication, leadership, and stress management, in the high-pressure scenarios frequently encountered by seafarers. According to Capt. Fradi, cultivating effective communication can significantly enhance the ability to navigate challenges. This approach, he emphasized, not only contributes to the safety and well-being of maritime professionals but also enhances overall operational efficiency in the maritime environment.

Dr. Anastasios Hovardas, Senior Associate Scientist, Cyprus Marine & Maritime Institute – CMMI, addressed the fact that Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs face challenges in focusing on soft skills alongside hard skills. According to the presenter, potential solutions involve stakeholder co-creation of programs, a shift toward self-regulated learning, and an emphasis on entrepreneurial skills and strategic thinking. Additionally, the speaker pointed out the difficulty in capturing, operationalizing, and measuring soft skills poses a challenge. Solutions to this challenge can include applying acquired soft skills in new evaluation contexts and evaluating teamwork in open-ended learning settings.

Capt. Rohit Tandon, General Manager, FML Ship Management Ltd, Cyprus, focused on the subject of crew retention strategies for the maritime industry. He presented the key challenges that have led to the industry’s low retention numbers and suggested that measures such as competitive salary packages, skill development and training, a focus on safety and wellbeing, and employee assistance programs could help tackle the issue. Furthermore, the speaker advocated for a focus on mental and physical wellness which will both provide a better environment for the existing workforce and make the maritime industry appealing to more people.

George A. Tsavrilis, President of CYMEPA, delivered a keynote speech on the environmental challenges facing the maritime industry. He highlighted that shipping could not remain unaffected by the ongoing global discussions and increased awareness of the adverse effects of climate change. He also emphasized the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) efforts to reduce the industry’s emissions in recent years, shaping the landscape and highlighted the ambitions set in the revised IMO GHG Strategy that have introduced new challenges for the industry in managing a lower-emissions pathway.

Session #4 Greening the seas:  Decarbonizing the maritime industry

Marc Caramondanis, Technical Operator, CYMEPA, gave a presentation on the METAVASEA “Humans at the heart of Maritime Decarbonization” project which aims to map existing infrastructure and new skills required in Greece, Cyprus & the East Med, and to develop flexible training and retraining tools to empower seafarers, dock workers and maritime executives. The project is coordinated by HELMEPA and supported by the LR-Foundation. Furthermore, CYMEPA & CMMI are the Cyprus based main partners.

Andreas Chrysostomou, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance, underscored the importance of Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS). The presenter explained why EGCS currently stands as the most widely available and effective transitional solution for sulphur and carbon abatement. Given the current absence of viable alternative fuels, Andreas Chrysostomou underscored the practicality of EGCS in the prevailing shipping landscape. He also expressed the idea that EGCS will serve as a vital bridge until the industry successfully attains the ultimate goal of zero carbon shipping.

Dr. Chara Georgopoulou, Senior Research Engineer II and Head of Maritime DNV R&D and Advisory, Greece, focused on the changes and challenges that increasing decarbonization and its relevant regulation have posed on the maritime industry. According to Chara Georgopoulou, understand the challenges and aligning an organization’s strategy with ESG targets, will aid greatly in developing a meaningful decarbonization plan in order to keep up with changes. Additionally, she highlighted the importance of collaboration among shipping organizations in this decarbonization journey.

Session #5 Crew competence: Key training and development practices

Valentinos Steliou, Innovation Director, MINTRA, explored the future learning needs of seafarers, emphasizing the pivotal role of data in readying global crews for the dynamically evolving competency landscape. His focus lied in ensuring the availability of tools for upskilling and reskilling the next generation of seafarers through innovative learning solutions. He also highlighted the importance of utilizing timely and relevant data to proactively drive growth in the maritime industry.

Stavros Fokas Kavalierakis, Chairman, ICS Cyprus Branch, discussed the crucial role of soft skills in shaping the future workforce and highlighted the importance of integrating upskilling and re-skilling initiatives into training programs. Emphasis was also placed on the need for individuals to develop their potential in the professional landscape. Additionally, the speaker underscored that a comprehensive understanding of the human factor can significantly contribute to accident prevention, as a considerable number of incidents stem from human error.

Barbara Loyal, WISTA Cyprus member & Joint CEO of ESM Esmeralda Shipmanagement, gave a presentation which included the key challenges the maritime industry is facing today regarding the digitalization of flag state seafarer certificates, including issues with standardization, cybersecurity, infrastructure, and connectivity, as well as training and familiarization. According to the presenter, the most pivotal factor in this transformative process is the provision, assurance, and enhancement of high data cybersecurity measures by the relevant stakeholders. This cybersecurity emphasis is paramount to safeguarding the integrity and security of maritime operations.


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  • Acheon Akti Navigation Co Ltd
  • Afrikdelta Marine
  • AMS Group
  • ATPI Marine
  • Auuthority Port of Kribi
  • Azimuth Radio Technologies
  • Baltic Safety Partners
  • Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd.
  • Blue Pulse Ltd
  • Brightwell
  • BSM Hanseatic Maritime Advisory
  • Cass Technava Ltd
  • CIM Cyprus Business School
  • City of Dreams Mediterranean
  • Clean Shipping Alliance
  • Columbia Cruise Services
  • Columbia Shipmanagement
  • CyberOwl
  • Cyfadaco Shipmanagement Limited
  • Cyprus Marine & Maritime Institute – CMMI
  • Cyprus Ports Authority
  • Cyprus Shipping Chamber
  • Cyprus Union of Shipowners
  • Cyprus University of Technology
  • DNV
  • Dromon Bureau of Shiping
  • Ducat Maritime Ltd
  • Elocin Ltd
  • EPSCO (Cyprus) Ltd
  • Epsilon
  • ESM Esmeralda Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Ethos Shipmanagement
  • ETS. World Business Sahel
  • Fameline Technologies Group
  • FML Ship Management Ltd, Cyprus
  • FrontM
  • FRP Advisory
  • GAC Group
  • Global Voyager Assistance Cyprus Ltd
  • GMCG Ltd
  • GP General Procurement – GenPro
  • Great Seas
  • Grow Sustainability Consulting
  • HHX.Blue
  • ICS Cyprus Branch
  • Ideagen Tritan
  • Indian Ocean MoU Secretariat IGO
  • Inglasco International Ltd
  • Insurance Claims Legal Consultancy
  • Intergaz Chartering Ltd
  • International Registries, Inc.
  • International Transport Intermediaries Insurance Company (Europe) Limited
  • Interorient Ship Management
  • Interports Marine International Ltd
  • Intership Navigation
  • ISEM
  • JP Energy
  • Kallistheni Kitsis& Associates
  • Kition Ocean Port
  • Lemissoler Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Life Research
  • Magnetar
  • Marin Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Marine Acc Inv Service
  • Marine Media Enterprises
  • Maritime Bureau of Shipping Inc.
  • Marlow Navigation Co. Ltd.
  • Matrix Ship Management Ltd
  • MCTC Marine Ltd
  • Michael Chambers & Co. LLC
  • Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC
  • Minerva Gas
  • Mintra
  • Montanios & Montanios LLC
  • MS Security Group
  • MSC
  • MyCrew
  • National Institute of Aquatic Spaces (INEA)
  • Nautical Institute, Cyprus Branch
  • Naviera Transoceanica S.A.
  • Northern Lloyd Insurance Brokerage Services Ltd
  • Ocean Horse Shipping and Marine Services Limited
  • Ocean Technologies Group
  • Oceanic
  • One Net Group
  • OneCare Solutions
  • OneGlobal Insurance Broking Ltd
  • OneLearn Global
  • Onenet Limited
  • Onenovation Lab Ltd
  • OSM Ship Management Cyprus Ltd
  • Österreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.
  • P&O
  • Peace Journal
  • Petronav Ship Management Ltd
  • Polaris for Management and Education Consultancy
  • Polsteam Shipping Company Limited
  • Prevention at Sea
  • Raduga Shipping Ltd
  • Reederei NSB
  • Rina Classification and Certification Cyprus Ltd
  • Rodou Charalambous & Son Ltd
  • Sail Thru Global Resources
  • SC Rostec
  • Seascape Marine & Trading Ltd
  • Sharavships Ltd
  • Shipping Deputy Ministry
  • SoftImpact Ltd
  • Sooner Ship Service Engineering Limited
  • Star Bulk
  • Steamship Mutual
  • Stolt Tankers
  • Sufabel Development Initiatives
  • Symeon Pogosian Llc
  • Topaz Ship Managment
  • Tototheo Maritime
  • Tufton Asset Management
  • UK Defence Club
  • UK P&I Club
  • Uniteam Marine Limited
  • University of Aegean
  • V.Ships
  • Vestra Ltd.
  • WISTA Cyprus

Who Should Attend

This is a must attend event for all companies and individuals interested in Maritime Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping , including:

  • Ship owners
  • Ship Manager Company Staff (Technical, Marine, Operations, Safety & Quality)
  • Maritime professionals
  • Regulatory & government authorities
  • Flag state representatives
  • Classification societies representatives
  • Marine Insurers & P&I Executives
  • Experts on information technologies (IT) onboard
  • Other relevant with smart technologies Industry Organizations/ Executives/ Experts

Delegate Helpdesk

General Information

Who can I contact for more information on the event?
Please contact the organizers directly at e-mail: info [at] safety4sea [dot] com


How do I register?
To register you should fill in the online registration form and follow the instructions contained in the Registration Form.

Is the event free to attend for the delegates?
Attendance to the event is FREE subject to online registration. In case you are interested, please complete the online registration form and confirm with the organizers. FREE attendance includes coffee, snacks and drinks during breaks plus lunch at the event venue. Attendance does NOT include accommodation and/or traveling or parking which should be paid in by the delegates as decided/applicable.

What happens if I am unable to attend despite being registered?
Appreciate if you could inform the organizers by e-mail as soon as possible before the event.

At the event

Where is the event being held and how do I get there?
The event location is at the Columbia Venue Centre, Columbia Plaza, Limassol Cyprus. You may find instructions here.

What happens when I get to the event venue?
When you arrive at the event please go to the registration desk and collect your badge which should be worn at all times. Welcome coffee and snacks are available during registration and breaks.

After the event

How may I evaluate and comment on the event?
You may comment with the organizers at any time, during or after the event. Furthermore an event evaluation form will be available online after the event to complete anonymously any comments you may have.

Please contact the organizers directly at e-mail: info [at] safety4sea [dot] com

We look forward to welcoming you at this event!



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