Project description

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) project on Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC), Work Package 4, Phase II, was awarded to an ACS led consortium of which WMU is a partner.

The project, that is a continuation of SENSREC, Phase I, commenced in April 2016 and is expected to conclude by the end of November 2016.  Associate Professor Raphael Baumler is the project leader for WMU.

The project aims to achieve capacity building in Bangladesh with respect to training and development of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and environmental issues in ship recycling.   Training material will be developed in line with the curriculum.  The Consortium is led by ACS Marine Risk Control Ltd, UK. Consortium partners, in addition to WMU, include the University of Strathclyde, UK; Green Ship Recycling Services, Germany; Bangladesh Marine Academy; University of Chittagong; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; and Capella Consulting Services, Bangladesh.

Project Officer

Raphael Baumler

Raphael Baumler holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management and focuses his academic work on the impact of the vessel’s socioeconomical environment on safety and environment.

Primarily educated as a dual officer, he has worked on various types of vessels. Dr. Baumler spent 20 years in a seafaring career. He ended this occupation after six years as Master on a large container ship. His sea life drove him to work as Staff Captain on a cruise ship, and he completed various assignments as dual Junior Officer on board container ship, ferry, VLCC and supply vessel.