MISC’s ship management arm, Eaglestar won the Safety Conscious Employer/Ship Operator of the Year during the Safety at Sea Awards 2018 presented on 18 October 2018 in London. The award is a recognition of Eaglestar’s commitment to safety and excellent working practices which sets them apart from other industry players.
This is the first year that Eaglestar was shortlisted as a finalist under the categories of Safety Conscious Employer/Ship Operator of the Year as well as Crew of the Year. The Safety at Sea Awards honour and celebrate the companies and individuals that continuously work to improve safety practices and standards across the shipping industry.
Eaglestar was formed by MISC in 2017 to deliver a comprehensive suite of solutions ranging from ship management to crew management as well as management for newbuild construction and conversion projects.
Capt. Raja Sager, Managing Director/CEO of Eaglestar said “It is a great privilege to win the 2018 Safety Conscious Employer/Ship Operator of the Year award and we thank the judges as well as IHS Markit and Safety at Sea for recognising our commitment in adhering to the highest standards in our safety performance as well as building a highly engaged crew with emphasis on a culture of high performance and safety.”
“Eaglestar was recognised for its achievement in creating a strong safety culture with focused safety initiatives. They also showed exemplary crew training that has resulted in more than 92% crew retention, and a clear focus on crew wellbeing and morale. Judges also remarked that the company’s “strong values were evident in a comprehensive commitment to safety at all levels”,” said Tanya Blake, editor, Safety at Sea.
“With 50 years of excellence to our name and total assets worth USD10 billion, MISC’s most valuable asset is our 9,000-strong workforce of talented and diverse sea and shore employees worldwide. I am very proud of our crew at Eaglestar for their steadfast commitment in supporting our aspirations in moving energy to build a better world. Year after year, we have successfully maintained a high vesselavailability rate of over 99% on our fleet, surpassing the industry benchmark across all segments of shipping. Winning the Safety Conscious Employer/Ship Operator of the Year award is a testament of Eaglestar’s commitment towards best practices in safety as well as the strong and positive working culture at sea and shore,” said Mr. Yee Yang Chien, President/Group CEO of MISC.