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Maritime Minister Addresses PSS Membership Conference

Port Skills and Safety (PSS) has welcomed the start of Maritime Safety Week 2022, which seeks to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience of maritime safety across the UK.

PSS have launched the week with a high-level members’ conference on 5 July at Victory Services Club London. Maritime Minister Robert Courts addressed the conference on the importance of working in partnership to ensure the highest standards in maritime safety.
Maritime Minister, Robert Courts, said: “Ports and their workers play a crucial role in our country and are essential for delivery of the goods, food and fuel we need.

“As we work together to create the sector of the future, safety remains at the core of everything we do, as well as ensuring that workers have the skills necessary to fuel the sector’s growth and achieve our Maritime 2050 objectives.”
PSS Chief Executive Debbie Cavaldoro said: ‘I am delighted that Maritime Safety Week has become a significant event in the maritime calendar. A safe maritime industry is vital to the stability of our nation, the success of our ports and the security of port jobs.

‘At PSS we firmly believe that safety and skills go hand in hand, the safest ports are those with the best trained and supported workers. I look forward to welcoming our members to our conference, to continue this conversation and build towards making ports safer.’

Representatives from across the maritime sector will attend the PSS member conference, providing an excellent opportunity for networking and engagement.

Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents Andrew Moll provided an update on UK MAIB, alongside presentations on future skills and safety statistics

Executives from the chemical, steel, energy, and rail sectors are also speaking to port representatives, giving information on improvements those sectors have made to their safety records and how those improvements might be incorporated into the ports sector.
Source: Port Skills & Safety

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