Safety4Sea Forum 2014

The 5th Annual Safety4Sea Forum takes place today in the premises of the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. The Annual Safety4Sea is a project developed by SQE Marine with the aim of enhancing Safety Awareness and promote Best Practices related to Safety in the Shipping Industry. The SafetSea forum is a NON PROFIT / PRO BONO event. This year’s program includes subjects such as LNG ins shipping, Human Factors, Port State Control Inspections etc.


SafetSea yForum speakers lists contains personalities well know in their field within the shipping industry and each one of them will give a presentation with a subject related to their area of expertise. Below is the list of the forum’s speakers along with the subject of their presentations.

  1. Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA
  2. Raffaele Piciocchi, LNG Center Manager, ABS
  3. Peter Lundahl Rasmussen, Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO
  4. Capt. Theodore Lalas, Fleet Operations Manager, Marshall Islands Registry
  5. Capt. John W. Dickie, Managing Director, Joint Development Associates Ltd
  6. Alastair Evitt, General Manager, V.Ships Greece Ltd. and Immediate Past President InterManager
  7. Chris Adams, Head of Syndicate and Loss Prevention, Steamship Mutual
  8. Nick Milner, Director of Claims, UK P&I Club
  9. Lindsay Malen, Director of Business Development, Marine Response Alliance
  10. Dimitris Maniatis, Business Development Manager, Aspida Maritime Security
  11. Thrasos Tsangarides, CEO, Four Shield Solutions Ltd
  12. Dr Michael Pantazopoulos, Managing Director, LISCR Hellas
  13. Jeanne Grasso, Partner, Blank Rome LLP, USA
  14. Capt Stuart Francis, Admiralty Manager, Ince & Co International Law Firm
  15. Niki Kalogiratou, Chief Communications Officer, Capital Ship Management Corp.
  16. Lawrence Jacobson, Chief Counsel and Managing Director P&I for Future Care Inc.
  17. Yannis Papaefthymiou, Managing Director, Furuno Hellas
  18. Sokratis Dimakopoulos, Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement, Deputy Managing Director
  19. Marlon Rono, President, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
  20. George M. Chalos, Director, CHALOS & Co P.C. International Law Firm
  21. Dr. Marina Papaioannou, Maritime Academy Hellas, DNV GL
  22. Dimitrios Stamoudis, S&Q Manager, Minerva Marine Inc.

And just to mention some figures about the forum, there will be 4 sessions having 22 speakers in total and more than 500 persons from 250 shipping companies is expected to attend the event that will take place in Eugenides Foundation in Athens.

The event is organized by SQE Marine Group.

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