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‘Investing in a Safer Tomorrow’ Competition winners announced!

The UK Club are pleased to announce the winners of the ‘Investing in a Safer Tomorrow’ Competition, which challenged entrants to develop innovative, industry-changing ideas with a focus on improving safety at sea.

With over 200 entries received for the competition from across the globe, judges progressed ten entries to the final stage, based on criteria such as originality, relevancy and simplicity. The three winning entries announced on the night of the Gala dinner were:

  • 1st place: Puiyush Jian’s (India) entry improves the current ‘passive’ Deadman Alarm System. Jian designed a cost-effective, simple and easy-to-install ‘active’ system using a wireless hand-held transmitter.
  • 2nd place: Muhammad Harith Bin Rahmat, Nurfatin Khairru’nisa Bte Abdul Sha’alam, Muhammad Syahmi Bin Sulaiman, Nurul Insyirah Binte Bau Bakar (team entry from Singapore). Inspired by an aircraft’s Black Box recorder, SLAM (Safety Locator Assistance Monitoring System) tracks and monitors the location of individual crew members in high risk areas.
  • 3rd place: Santosh Godhi, Niranjan Shinde and Sunil Patil (team entry from India) developed ‘The Life Band’, which is worn like a wristwatch and uses Bluetooth technology to connect to the ship’s Man Over Board system.

The judging panel consisted of:

  • Andrew Bardot, CEO International Group
  • Angus Frew, Secretary General BIMCO
  • Dr Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited
  • Nicholas Inglessis, Chairman UK P&I Club
  • Masamichi Morooka, President & CEO Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation
  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen,  CEO of DNV GL
  • Esben Poulsson, Chairman of International Chamber of Shipping
  • Hugo Wynn-Williams, Chairman of Thomas Miller

Hugo Wynn Williams, Chairman of Thomas Miller, said: “Our aim was to engage with the young in shipping at the start of their maritime career to foster their talent, as well as raise awareness and encourage them to think about how safety at sea could be improved. We were greatly impressed with the number, quality and diversity of entries we received for the competition.

“The international nature of the competition was reflected by shortlisted entries coming from India, Hong Kong, the USA, Singapore and the UK. Shipping needs to be ready for the challenges of the future and the ‘Investing in a Safer Tomorrow’ competition reaffirms our commitment to improving safety and fostering innovation in the industry.”

The UK Club would again like to thank everyone who entered the competition and for sharing your innovation, drive and passion with us. You have already made the world of shipping a safer place to be and wish you the best in your future careers.

For more information, visit https://www.ukpandi.com/uk-pi-150th-anniversary/tomorrow/

Applications for Stage 1 are closed Frequently Asked Questions

How the competition works

Stage 1

Tell us your idea for shipping safety innovation and how it could improve safety in the industry.

Stage 2

Develop and hone your idea with the help of the Club’s Loss Prevention team, master mariners and business leaders to discuss how to push ideas forward.

The shortlist competitors will then have an additional 4 months to complete their ideas and produce a video / whitepaper / presentation for final judging and prize award at the UK Club’s 150th Gala Dinner. 

And the winner is...

A panel of judges,  made up of leading industry figures,  will review competitors final submissions and a shortlist will be agreed.

The Finalists will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner on 4th July 2019 in London where the winner will be announced.

Applications for Stage 1 are closed

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