10.05.2019

Heydar Aliyev - National leader who created history

Leaders are personalities who remain in history but Heydar Aliyev is one personality who remains in history for creating history. 

Heydar Aliyev was the leader and creator of the modern Azerbaijan and became a true legend of his time. 

The most accurate word to describe his work of activity would be “Modernization”. It was his philosophy that determined a place for Azerbaijan in the modern world and the Azerbaijanians an ideological ground to the national statehood. 

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09.05.2019

The Price of Peace

Victory Day is celebrated annually all of over the world on May 9. This day is celebrated on behalf of the memory of those who have lost their life but defeated the black plague of the twentieth century. The people of Azerbaijan and Georgia played a significant role in the fight towards victory.  

 

As we celebrate the 74th anniversary of the victory against the German fascist, it is very important to remember the heroes of the war who lost their lives and to pay our respects to their memories.  

 

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08.05.2019

The occupation of Shusha

May 8 marked the 27th anniversary of the Susha tragedy.

 

Though years have passed, Azerbaijanis cannot forget the pain they have suffered on this day.  It is the responsibility of each person to respect the memory of those who died in the Susha tragedy and once again recall the events that shook the life of the peace-loving people of Azerbaijan, making an indelible mark in their minds. 

On May 8, 2019, the employees of Black Sea Terminal organized a photo exhibition titled “Susha: Before and After the Occupation”, which was dedicated to the people of Susha, recalling the tragic events of that fateful day.

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30.04.2019

Personal Accident Insurance

On March 7, 2018, the Parliament of Georgia issued a law pertaining to occupational safety. Under Section 5 of Article 5 of the new law, which became effective from January 1 of 2019, insurance from accident is mandatory for all personnel employed in jobs that are hazardous and dangerous.

 

Personal Accident Insurance provides complete financial protection to the insured employees against uncertainties such as accidental death, bodily injuries, and partial/total disabilities, permanent as well as temporary disabilities resulting from an accident.

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24.04.2019

Biological sewage treatment unit

At Black Sea Terminal, environmental awareness and protection is not only maintained inside the terminal, but is also considered to be of the utmost importance even within the vessels operating within the terminal.  The sewage that is generated on the ship cannot be stored on the ship for a very long time and so it needs to be discharged. However, it cannot be discharged directly overboard, as there are international regulations to be followed while discharging sewage into the sea.

 

Sewage on the sea is generally waste that is produced from washing compartments, urinals and scuppers. So before discharging this sewage, it needs to be treated, as untreated sewage has solid particles which take a lot of time to disintegrate. 

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19.04.2019

Joint Site Inspection Program

The ongoing Joint Site Inspection program of Black Sea Terminal facilities developed by the HSSEQ Department has been supported by company management, together with the BST staff. It provides guidelines for the effective implementation and performance of site inspections by BST personnel. The Joint Site Inspection (JSI) is an internal part of Black Sea Terminal’s Safe Operation System and covers all operations and sites operated by the terminal.

 

Personnel involved in the JSI are responsible for participating in the site inspection processes to ensure compliance with all applicable health, safety and environmental protection norms, standards and procedures. 

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17.04.2019

Meeting at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia

Recently, a meeting was held in Tbilisi between representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and Kulevi Oil Terminal.

 

Many topics were discussed, including the reduction of emissions from volatile organic compounds, the technical assistance provided for the improvement of waste management systems in Georgia and the strengthening of the administrative capacities of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia for the approximation and implementation of the EU environmental 'acquis' in the fields of industrial pollution and industrial hazards.

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15.04.2019

Risk management practices can help prevent accidents!

Black Sea Terminal (BST) carries out risk assessment before undertaking any work orders. It is mandatory to ensure that all hazards associated with any activities are identified and that the risks are assessed and managed. 

The responsibilities of the employees carrying out the work are to:

 

  • Understand the hazards, risks and controls associated with the task
  • Participate and contribute in the Toolbox Talk

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11.04.2019

Certification of Life Safety Equipment

The certification of all life safety equipment and materials enables BST vessels to be safer and more reliable, as their component parts conform to rigorous standards approved by international maritime regulations. Each vessel is provided with several pieces of life safety equipment and material. This equipment must be inspected, tested and verified on a regular basis. With this in mind, Black Sea Terminal has contracted a specialized company to undertake the inspection, repair, and certification of the life safety equipment on our hopper dredger – the Marian B.

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05.04.2019

Environmental Awareness and Waste Segregation Training and its Importance in the Oil and Gas Industry

In the oil and gas industry, environmental awareness and the segregation of waste has a very important role in minimizing environmental issues. These issues include habitat protection, biodiversity, air emissions, marine and freshwater discharge, incidents and oil spills and soil and ground water contamination.

 

Because this kind of training is important, training courses in environmental awareness for employees are conducted regularly at Black Sea Terminal.

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