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DEME wins IADC Safety Award: “Enhanced Muster station”


DEME picked up the prestigious IADC Safety Award at IADC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cascais, Portugal. The award is given to honour companies that have shown outstanding achievement in the area of safety. The award was presented by Peter de Ridder, president of IADC to Lieven Durt, director of QHSE-S DEME and Luc Vandenbulcke, managing director of GeoSea.

The company was chosen as a winner by the Safety Committee from among eight nominations. It won for its “Enhanced muster station” initiative. The muster station on board of jack-up vessel Neptune, which is deployed by GeoSea, was enhanced by painting numbered circles on deck. It is efficient during drills and emergency situations and it helps provide the following: a quick overview of the number of people gathered at the muster station, the number of missing people and a way to identify those who are missing. This enhanced muster station can be applicable to all dredging vessels and can be implemented at low cost (only a paint job) and minimum effort.