Dubai: The Dubai based logistics company Tristar will hold its annual ‘Safety at Sea’ conference at the Indian Pavilion of Expo 2020. Scheduled for December 8, the event will have maritime industry professionals, seafarers and members of Nautical Institute, Institute of Marine Engineers, and Institute of Marine Surveyors in attendance.
The conference, hosted by the maritime logistics division of Tristar, aims to draw attention to the the physical and mental health of workers at sea. “Tristar will continue to maintain a leadership position in addressing issues related to the plight of seafarers as this is a global issue which needs all stakeholders to come together to improve the health and well-being of our seagoing colleagues,” said Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne.
The third edition will be a hybrid event with limited invitees and a live stream.
Tristar Group is currently operating a 24x7 helpline, which it launched in February 2020 for its crew members through UK-based Sailors Society. Further initiatives were a series of in-person and virtual Psychological First Aid workshops and engagements with all on board during the height of the pandemic.
The company is also signatory to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change. Signed by more than 850 companies and organizations, the declaration recognizes the shared responsibility of stakeholders to prioritize health and well-being of seafarers and ensure a resilient supply chain.