by | Jan 19, 2024 | News

On Wednesday, January 10th, in the EPA hall, psychologists Mauricio Yánquez and Felipe Magallón from the consulting firm Norte3 led two sessions titled “Safer and Caring Practices in GlobalFishing.” This forum provided an opportunity for officers and crew members of the factory vessels GlobalFishing II and III to share their rational and emotional experiences regarding incidents from the last fishing season in 2023: the breach of the bulkhead on GlobalFishing III and the loss of internet connectivity weeks into the fishing season for GlobalFishing II.

The event saw the participation of office staff and the general manager, Eduardo Infante. Through various guided methodologies, the space was created to listen, share, evaluate, and identify areas for improvement in future fishing seasons or crisis situations. Using interactive and engaging methods, workgroups were formed to contribute ideas and actions to enhance, maintain, and prevent crisis situations. These ideas were later shared with all present and transformed into concrete solutions.

Key highlights included improving communication between different areas, such as respecting the suggestions of crew members to officers, instructions from officers to crew members, and ideas from the vessels to the onshore office. The importance of having internet connectivity to maintain contact with families, halting fishing operations during adverse weather conditions, ensuring greater accessibility to survival suits for crew members, and providing emotional support for better containment during the fishing months were among the key recommendations.

Mónica Oyarzo, Head of People Management at GlobalFishing, emphasized the significance of such gatherings as spaces for reflection that enable learning from past experiences and continuous improvement. She expressed the company’s commitment to taking action during such situations, conducting workshops to listen, evaluate, and demonstrate dedication to the well-being of employees.

“We recognize the importance of taking action when situations like these arise. That’s why we conduct these workshops—to listen and evaluate what happened. This way, our employees know that we are committed to their well-being and genuinely care for them,” she remarked, expressing gratitude for the attendees’ openness, sincerity, and respect during the two workshops.