The extreme icy conditions on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River did not stop Canada Steamship Lines’ MV Thunder Bay from achieving four operational years without a single lost-time incident (LTI) on January 2, 2018.
The 34,500 DWT Trillium Class self-unloading Laker has not had an LTI since the day she started sailing. The vessel joins her sister ship, MV Whitefish Bay, in reaching the milestone and earning a platinum SafePartners pennant.
“This remarkable accomplishment is testimony to the vigilance and safety mindset of the seafarers onboard MV Thunder Bay,” said Louis Martel, President and CEO of The CSL Group. “We commend the leadership onboard the vessel that prioritizes the health and safety of all crew members, as well as the teamwork that has created a zero harm work environment.”
According to Captain Jason Church, a little planning goes a long way. “Our use of risk assessment and job safety analysis tools, and our open forums for discussions have proven to be the keys to our success.”
CSL places the health and safety of its crews and employees as its highest priority. Through the collaborative and inclusive SafePartners program, CSL fosters a positive safety culture with the ultimate goal of achieving zero harm.
Photo: Terry Sechen