March 12th 2019, Golar Management Norway AS, in cooperation with PT. Equinox Bahari Utama (EBU) had managed to organize crew conference at Holiday Inn Hotel, Benoa - Bali. This was an annual event of Golar with the new concept collaboration participants between Officer and Rating, as previous one was only being attended by Officer.
The conference consisted of 5 (five) topics: Business Update & Safety Culture, Golar Training updates, Healthy Food, Refreshment of Bassnet Training and Forum Discussion & Quiz.
The opening remark was being delivered by Mr. Angga Luthfi Eldrianto as Director of EBU. According his speech, one of the most important goal of this conference was to share experiences during on board and to make a better improvement, since everybody is having a same goal, to be onboard safely and to be back home safe as well.
The first session of the conference was being delivered by Mr. Lasse Roed as Head of Crewing of Golar. The presentation showed us about Business Update in Golar LNG especially for the next upcoming project FLNG Golar Gimi and now she is still under construction at Labuan, Malaysia. Golar today is focusing on to be a leading LNG infrastructure from gas to power generation. In order to be in line with that, all components, from office and ship side need to have and run Golar safety culture, with working safely, professional and as one family.
The second session of the conference was being delivered by Mr. Dag Silkoset as Training Manager of Golar. On the presentation to become a Golar seafarer, all need to be well certified and complied with Training Matrix, Computer Based Training, SIGTTO Training and Leadership Training. Golar training matrix divided into 3 categories; Category 1 is Mandatory training to be conducted before joining vessel, Category 2 is to be completed at the earliest opportunity within 2 contractual periods and Category 3 is the in-house training. Computer based training is mandatory training for all crew once on board the vessel only. SIGTTO training is training for seafarer who are working at Gas tanker and they have to be able to complete all these tasks within 3rd contract and take a note on it: IF YOU WANT TO BE PROMOTED, YOU SHOULD COMPLETE SIGTTO FIRST! Leadership Training is aimed to design a Sr. Officer level to have knowledge how to become a professional leader and be a role model for others.
The third session was special subject since this never been done before, it was about Healthy Food which delivered by an expert, dr. Alfian Husin. Healthy food is about eating smart and enjoying your food. To be a healthy person is the key of life, which need a balance in doing exercise, drink mineral water and healthy life style.
Refreshment BASSnet training was being conducted by Mr. Miroslav Burazer as MAP trainer of Golar. The focus was to refresh participants with BASSnest, especially for officer for reporting administration, purchasing order / spare part, and maintenance application to synchronize system between vessel and the office.
The last session of the conference was the excited one, since Mr. Dario Radoja as Crew Manager of Golar had arranged forum discussion that made participants really interested in, this forum discussion divided into 6 (six) groups, where each group was being challenged with several questions to share their idea in aiming for an improvement. After the discussion, there was a quiz among group with common questions about Golar.
Last but not least, the conference was being closed by a Gala Dinner at the front beach together with seafarer's wife and kids. The dinner was being opened by opening speech from Mr. Lasse Roed and also the interesting performance of Bali dancers. The ambience was very positive and the food was also fantastic indeed. Master Sentot and Mr. Fransiskus Simamora, who is presently in permanent rotation onboard FLNG Hilli, were having opportunity to share their experiences during their career with Golar, especially for Master Sentot, who has been with Golar since 1999. All were having a fantastic and enjoyable night to close out the conference in 2019.
Wishing you all a very safe trip onboard and see you at Golar Crew Conference 2020!
By Yopik Indra Rosyidi,
Equinox Bahari Utama