In this article, Capt Pradeep Chawla discusses the role of certificate of competency in safety training and the relationship of STCW competency standards and expectations of the industry. He also delves into the role of shipboard and organizational culture in the prevention of accidents.
Chawla Capt. Pradeep
Capt. Pradeep Chawla joined Sea, 1974 as Deck Cadet, he sailed on various ship types and attained the rank of Master in 1986. He started in a shore job in 1992. Capt. Chawla is presently working as Managing Director, QHSE and Training for Anglo-Eastern Group. Anglo-Eastern Group manages 450 ships. In 1992 he authored and published a book on’Safety at Sea’ in Hindi and Tagalog. He is serving as an invited member in the Shipping Consultative Committee to the Hong Kong Government and chairs the Nautical Sub Committee of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. He is an Ex-Chairman of Global MET Association, and Ex-Vice-President and Council member of Nautical Institute, UK and has worked as a “Competent Person” for IMO.
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