Member Companies of the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) held their second biannual meeting in 2016 from 7th to 8th November in Pissouri, Cyprus. Columbia Shipmanagement kindly hosted the meeting.
Ahrenkiel Steamship from Hamburg (Germany) was welcomed during the meeting as the fourteenth member of the Forum. Since the foundation in May 2014 the number of members has now doubled.
The meeting agenda focused mainly on sharing best practices and experiences on firefighting, mooring operations and navigation in confined waters. The CSSF members decided to produce corresponding position papers, beginning with the first two topics. Working groups were established for this purpose. All three topics will also be included into the planned CSSF Standard; work on same is in good progress.
DNV GL supported the meeting with a lecture on the “latest container ship design and safety developments”.
The next meeting of the Forum is planned to take place in Dubai (UAE) in early May 2017 for two days. The meeting will be open again for representatives from container shipping companies to participate as observers.
Source: Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF)