Partner 15: Safety At Sea Ltd
Safety at Sea started trading in 1999 as a University spin-off company to support the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement in the North of Europe. The company soon
established itself as the commercial arm of the Ship Stability Research Centre (SSRC, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). In 2002, and after completing
stability upgrades for more than 65 ferries across Northern Europe, Safety at Sea expanded its commercial activities into ship design and consulting marine engineering.
In January 2003 Safety at Sea obtained ISO 9001:2000 for QA accreditation and in March 2004 the company obtained TickIT for Software. In April 2005,
Safety at Sea moved to its own premises in Glasgow City Centre. A few months later a site office in Gdynia (Poland) was set up to support growing activities in Glasgow.
At the end of 2008, the company employed 22 permanent staff and a number of part time and independent consultants.
Safety at Sea specialises in ship design evaluation (safety and performance). The company also provides general consulting engineering services and technical support to marine litigation and marine casualty investigations. Additionally, Safety at Sea has undertaken specialised risk assessment studies in support of decision making in the context of ship design, operations and the development of safety regulations. Its specialism relates to utilisation of modern engineering analysis tools and methods in support of practical expert opinion and other quantitative analysis techniques (fault trees, event trees, analysis of casualty statistics, etc.). In support of the whole range of shipping operations, past risk assessment projects are related to fire/explosions, collision, grounding and accidental pollution.
Safety at Sea's customers are shipyards, shipowners, ship designers, marine solicitors and government organisations worldwide.
Kieran Dodworth is the General Manager of SaS. He has a PhD in damaged hull dynamics from the University of Strathclyde. Kieran has over 10 years of consulting experience in the areas of hydrodynamics, CFD, dynamic systems, stability and safety of intact and damaged ships, risers and compliant offshore platforms structural response and dynamics, FEM and statistical analysis.
Antony H. York is a Project Manager in SaS. He has a BEng in Naval Architecture from the University of Strathclyde. Antony has considerable experience in the field of stability assessment (both intact and damaged) for safety-critical ship types, the deterministic and probabilistic SOLAS rules, accident investigation, model testing for Stockholm Agreement and software development for dynamic stability, survivability and optimisation.
Tomasz Grześ currently works as Technical Manager for Safety At Sea Ltd Poland. He holds a MEng from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. His areas of expertise, gained over almost 10 years of work in Gdynia Shipyard (Poland) and SINUS Design Office include ship capacity and stability performance evaluation. At Safety at Sea he has been involved for over 2 years in initial design stability evaluation of megayachts, car carriers and cruise vessels. In relation to the latter, he has been carrying out advanced evacuation analysis, damage motion analysis and stability work aimed at the assessment of SOLAS’2009 probabilistic stability regulations in various concept ship designs. He is responsible for technical management in Safety At Sea Ltd.
Piotr Dolebski currently works as Project Manager for Safety At Sea. He holds a MEng from the Technical University of Gdansk (Poland) with specialisation from the Ship Design Department. He gained professional experience working at shipyards and others companies connected with shipbuilding industry in Poland. Over the past 12 years he worked for the Gdynia Naval Shipyard, Gdynia Shipyard SA, PIK-CAD Gdynia Design Office. There he dealt with initial design of bulk carriers and RO-LO cargo carriers, as well as capacity and stability calculations using naval architecture software at the theoretical calculation department in Gdynia Shipyard. At Safety at Sea he has been carrying out for over 2 years advanced evacuation analysis, damage motion analysis and has been involved in the implementation of SOLAS’2009 probabilistic stability regulations for various concept ship designs.
Jerzy Prigara currently works as Project Manager for Safety At Sea Ltd. He holds a MEng from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland. His areas of expertise, gained over 7 years of work at Gdansk Shipyard and 8 years at SINUS Design Office include ship capacity and stability performance evaluation. In Safety At Sea he has been working for over 2 years with PROTEUS3 and EVI modelling for damage motion analysis and advanced evacuation analysis, respectively.