Since its inception in 2013, Prevention at Sea (PaSea) has set out to help marine businesses minimize operational risks by identifying factors likely to cause safety issues and implementing processes to help minimize those risks.
In the short time that it has been in existence, the company has impressed industry professionals enough to win three industry awards for the development, in conjunction with the Liberian Ship Registry, of a software product designed to make oil record book entry easier and more user friendly for seafarers.
The ε-ORB (Oil Record Book) software is Lloyd’s Register approved and provides a paperless system for the management of oil record book entries which are a requirement under MARPOL.
PaSea and the Liberian Ship Registry have so far won three awards for the ε-ORB software programme:
- May 2017 – Winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 Maritime Services Award
- October 2017 – Winner of the Lloyd’s List Intelligence Asia Pacific Innovation Award
- October 2017- Winner of the NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award for Innovation
The ε-ORB is shortlisted for two more awards due in November 2017, these being:
- Shortlisted Nominees for the Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference & Awards for the Technical Innovation Award (14 -15 Nov 2017)
- Finalists for the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East & Africa Innovation Award (28 Nov 2017)
“We are proud to have won so many awards in such a short space of time,” said Petros Achtypis, CEO of Prevention at Sea.
“Development of the software was very challenging but with excellent support from the Liberian Ship Registry, we devised a really intuitive application that will help minimise mistakes in oil record book entry making the whole system transparent, credible and traceable so minimising the risk of fines from port state control inspections.
“Our whole existence is based on the adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ as it is much more cost efficient to have systems in place to minimise the risk of incidents and accidents rather than face the consequences of a major disaster which could have severe financial ramifications let alone a damage to a company’s reputation,” he continued.