Seafarer Workshop Session at Uniteam Marine in Yangon

Seafarer Workshop Session at Uniteam Marine in Yangon

Seafarer Workshop Session at Uniteam Marine in Yangon

Over the past four years, we have successfully hosted a series of engagement workshops with our officers in Yangon providing the opportunity to discuss new initiatives and current challenges.

On 20 May 2019, Captain Thet Naing opened the latest workshop, supported by Uniteam Marine and Uniteam Training colleagues Captain Tin Maung Tun, Phyo Thi Ha Kyaw, Phyo Win Nyunt and guest speaker Captain Aung Myin Moe, Department of Marine Administration (DMA).


  1. Service Tank (MGO) Contamination – Capt. Zaw Min Htut
  2. Puerto Rosario Port State Control (PSC) Deficiencies – Capt. Thet Naing
  3. PSC (Inspectors viewpoint) – Capt. Aung Myin Moe (Guest speaker)
  4. Done in 60 Seconds (DISS) – Capt. Tin Maung Tun
  5. Upgraded Appraisal System at Uniteam Marine – open forum

“With the IMO 2020 regulation to reduce sulphur emissions, simply switching to a new fuel is not enough. HFSO creates layers of sludge. Your fuel might be contaminated, pushing emissions above the 0.5% cap. To avoid non-compliance, your tanks must be cleaned beforehand.”

Captain Zaw Min Htut shared his valuable experience on the methods that can be used to solve the Sulphur compliance issue, including tank cleaning. The maximum allowable Sulphur limit is 0.5% and if the limit is exceeded, a maximum fine of USD 200,000 and two months imprisonment will be imposed. Captain Zaw Min Htut shared his experience of documents required for presentation during an inspection, how data will be collected by the authorities in terms of sampling best practices, a summary of information to communicate with ship managers and finally, how to organize effective tank cleaning.

With reference to MV Puerto Rosario PSC deficiencies, Captain Thet Naing summarized what was reported and then each item was discussed in more detail amongst the participants. We were honored to welcome Captain Aung Myin Moe, PSC officer, Myanmar & Deputy Director of DMA, to share his experiences in order to understand the PSC officer’s point of view and to gain more knowledge on how to effectively deal with on board inspections.

Captain Aung Myin Moe discussed how a PSC officer conducts an inspection on board, how to share the database within the same MOU, how to calculate own ship risk factors, inspection frequency, how to close deficiencies codes and how to challenge or appeal PSC deficiencies. This session was very informative, and participants actively participated in a Q&A session.

Captain Tin Maung Tun was our next presenter, introducing DISS to the participants. It was highlighted how the style or methods of learning have become easier and more effective. Participants downloaded the application to the phones and tested some of their learning modules.

Following the recent successful introduction of the upgraded Uniteam Marine on board seafarer appraisal we took the opportunity to divide the participants into groups to discuss the positive and negative feedback of both the existing and new appraisal form. We invited Captain Thit Lwin and 2nd Officer Ye Yint Htoo from The China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd., to share their client specific evaluation procedures which they have experienced on board.
This workshop session was yet again very effective to our seafarers by sharing knowledge and experiences how to handle certain challenges they may face on board.

Captain Thet Naing, Office Director
Grace Winn Thiri Mon, Senior Corporate Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Uniteam Global Business Services