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Contents                                             Editorial

          1    Editorial                                                            On behalf  of the editorial team,
                                                                                    I would like to extend a warm welcome
          2    Minerva at a Glance
                                                                                    to the Q3 2021 edition of Minerva  in
          4    News Hour                                                            Focus which I trust our colleagues
                                                                                    and  business  partners  will  find
               SAFETY & SECURITY
                                                                                    interesting and informative.
          6      Safety Digest: Getting your wires crossed                          We are glad to see that our quarter-
                                                                                    ly magazine is being well-received
          8      Case study: Death of third engineer due to burn injuries
                                                                                    both  internally  and  within  the
         10      Facing an invisible threat                                         wider maritime industry.  Minerva
                                                             in Focus offers an insight into our activities onboard and ashore and
               HEALTH & WELL BEING
                                                             our company’s projects and initiatives. It also follows the latest de-
         12      How to deal with heatstroke                 velopments in shipping and provides a forum for our employees and
                                                             business partners to share their ideas and insights. Our magazine is
         13      Stay Fit: Exercises to enhance your strength
                                                             distributed, electronically and in hard copy, to all our fleet vessels
               FEATURE                                       and offices and is made available to our business partners.
               GHG EMISSIONS: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPPING  Out of the very interesting reading material in this edition, I would
                                                             like to make particular reference to the sections in which we discuss
         15      The technical and operational measures required to reduce
                 the GHG intensity of shipping               the measures introduced to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from
                                                             international shipping. As is widely recognized, we are at a pivotal
         18      Shipping and the EU Emissions Trading System
                                                             point in the world’s response to the climate and biodiversity emer-
         20      An overview of Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)    gencies, where urgent action is required to combat climate change
                 rating scheme                               and its impacts.
                                                             In dealing with this situation, the maritime industry faces the un-
         22      Engine Power Limitation (EPL): A cost-effective solution
                 to reduce a vessel’s GHG emissions          precedented  challenge  of  complying  with  IMO’s  decarbonization
                                                             targets and the “Fit for 55” climate and energy legislation package
         23      Greenhouse Gases: The new reality
                                                             recently proposed by the European Commission (EC).
         24      Energy Efficiency Planning Index (EEDI): The end of the   At its last Marine Environmental Protection Committee meeting (MEPC
                 non-regulation era for GHG emissions from shipping  76) in June 2021, the IMO adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
                                                             concerning mandatory technical and operational measures to reduce
         26      How can shipping achieve decarbonisation?
                                                             the carbon intensity of international shipping. These mainly refer to
         28      ESD devices: An evaluation of the available alternatives  the introduction of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and
                                                             the implementation of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII).
               MINERVA GAS
                                                             In July 2021, the EC proposed the gradual extension of the current EU
         30      LNGC Minerva Limnos                         Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to the maritime sector over the pe-
                                                             riod 2023-2025 and the adoption of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation.
         32      LNGC Minerva Chios
                                                             This Requirement aims to promote the use of sustainable marine
               MARINE  TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION             fuels by imposing a maximum limit on the greenhouse gas content
                                                             of shipping’s energy-related emissions and making this limit more
         34      Don’t let hull coatings drag ships down
                                                             stringent over time.
               OUR MARITIME FAMILY                           Recognizing the significant challenges lying ahead of us in terms
                                                             of the GHG emissions regulatory environment, we at Minerva have
         36      This issue’s key Question /                 taken proactive action by thoroughly studying these new measures
                 What is the most essential skill for a seafarer?
                                                             and assessing  their impact  on our fleet  vessels.  Notwithstanding
         40      A Thank you Note                            the above, it should be noted that the shipping industry has made
                                                             a strong commitment to significantly reducing CO2 emissions to-
         41      Welcome on Board
                                                             wards the target of achieving zero emissions, which will require the
               ATHINA TRAINING CENTRE                        transition of the wider shipping industry to advanced technology
                                                             solutions and the adoption of zero-carbon fuels.
         42      Supporting our Officers in the Philippines to become more
                 familiar with the Wartsila Navi Sailor 4000 (Transas) ECDIS  I am sure you will enjoy reading about these issues along with the
                                                             other interesting articles in the Q3 2021 Minerva in Focus. We would
         43      Simulation Panels: An automation resource to assist in   be happy to provide more information on any of the topics covered in
                 crew-member training
                                                             this issue that are of particular interest. We want to thank all of you,
         44      Mrs. Athina (Nounou) Martinos visits our Training Center  onboard and ashore, for your valuable contribution to this edition.
                                                             As always, we welcome our readers’ feedback, so please email your
         46    Q3 Daybook
                                                             comments or suggestions to
         48    Brain Exercises
                                                               Sokratis Dimakopoulos
                                                               Chief Operating Officer
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