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Monday, June 26, 2006
NEWS: Adsteam Board Congratulates UK On Safety Performance

26th June 2006

Adsteam Board Congratulates UK On Safety Performance

The UK's leading towage company, Adsteam, is celebrating the World Cup with two goals of its own this month - both for first-class safety performance. The company's Thames team successfully recorded 12 months without any lost-time injuries, while its Medway staff and crews continue to lead the field, with over 2 years' injury-free working.

Board members from the Australian parent company, Adsteam Marine, celebrated the achievement with a short presentation ceremony on board the Adsteam Victory on the Medway last week.

Chairman and non-executive director, Bruce Corlett made the presentation to safety representatives from both locations and congratulated all members of the team on their achievements. He reiterated the company's worldwide commitment to 'putting safety first' and confirmed the importance of maintaining high performance standards across the fleet.

As a former Chairman of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Bruce has been one of the driving forces behind placing safety at the forefront of Adsteam's agenda. During the presentation ceremony, he applauded recent moves by the UK management team to benchmark and incentivise improvements in safety performance in all areas of the business.

"This is an excellent performance by our Thames and Medway teams," he said, "and we look forward to hearing about similar successes at our other UK ports in the year ahead." Liverpool has also just achieved 12 months without a Lost Time Injury (LTI).

Adsteam in the UK introduced a safety incentive scheme at the beginning of the year, which rewards local crews and staff for injury-free working. Under the terms of the scheme, teams nominate a pet charity or local 'good cause' which receives a donation from the company on the basis of the number of LTI-free days achieved. In addition, the company has recently completed the first round of a new comprehensive safety training programme introduced for tug masters.

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For further information, please contact:

Stephen Eastwood Deborah Garritty
Chief Executive Europe Director
Adsteam (UK) Ltd Bell Pottinger North
tel 01482 337 650 tel 01625 506 444


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