Thome Shipping India has won the award for “The Best Employer for Tanker Fleet – (Mid Segment)” at the Indian Seafarers’ Choice Awards 2015.
A total of 13,005 Indian Seafarers voted online for over a month for the various award categories and representatives of Thome Shipping were presented with the award at a ceremony at the Lalit, Mumbai on the 6th February 2016.
“Winning this award is particularly pleasing as seafarers were invited to vote for the best employer in this category and Thome accumulated the largest number of votes. This vindicates our policy of working closely with crew ensuring they are well trained and motivated so we can provide the best possible service to our clients,” said Claes Eek Thorstensen, President and COO of the Thome Group.
In addition, Thome Offshore Management, in conjunction with local clients Hychotech, picked up the “Best Performing Operator Award 2015” for the management of OSV BERANI at the Brunei Shell Petroleum Safety Conference (BSP) in Brunei.
The award was judged by BSP first and foremost on the safety record, followed by vessel operational uptime and overall efficiency.
Thome Offshore Management has been managing the BERANI, a 78m DP2 FIFI 1 multifunctional support/safety standby & rescue vessel since March 2014. The vessel provides accommodation services for upwards of 200 personnel and is fitted with an Ampelman motion compensated gangway for safe “walk to work” transfer of personnel to BSP offshore oil & gas platforms.
“I am so proud that Thome Offshore and Hychotech have been recognized in this way as it is an acknowledgement of the great team work on all elements of support in a very challenging but rewarding operation,” said Phil Chamberlain, COO for Thome Offshore Management and Thome Oil and Gas.