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Wallem Works with U.S. Coast Guard to Enhance Safety

Third Officer Jonalyn Alarin Sabornido (center) pictured with the two USCG Marine Inspectors
Third Officer Jonalyn Alarin Sabornido (center) pictured with the two USCG Marine Inspectors

By MarEx 2017-11-06 00:44:37

Two U.S. Coast Guard Marine Inspectors were welcomed on board the Wallem-managed vessel, the M.T. Tofteviken as part of the U.S. Coast Guard Ship Rider Program. The program is aimed at ensuring and enhancing safety and security at sea by enabling USCG Marine Inspectors to experience operations on tanker work firsthand. 

Wallem is one of the few ship management companies to have offered this learning experience for the USCG marine inspectors and gave them a warm welcome on board. During their three-day voyage, the marine inspectors learned all about various operations on board, including discharging, loading and STS/lightering operations. They shadowed the crew, occupying their work spaces and asking them questions about the work involved. 

The inspectors were very grateful for the opportunity and to the crew for sharing their expertise, stating that they learned an immeasurable amount of information which will only aid in building better marine inspectors. With safety at sea as one of its main focuses, Wallem looks forward to working together closely with the USCG to further support this program.  

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