Björn J. Guðmundsson – Class 1 Chief Engineer
Working with a good management company gives me confidence in knowing that the vessel is operating safely and legally on all fronts as they reduce risks of any oversights. Having worked with both bad and good management companies, it is a great difference in the feeling of confidence when you know the management is actively monitoring the safety and the legality of the ship.
Management companies give us access to people who are often more knowledgeable than yourself on the rules and regulations, have has proven to be essential in the past. It is very useful when the management companies can share experiences from their other vessels, such as PSC visits and audit findings etc through fleet circulars.
It is also good being able to get second opinions on any challenges, ideas and procedures we may be experiencing onboard.