Shipping industry needs balance between safety and environmental protection measures
During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA met with the International Registries, Inc.’s (IRI’s) Team for an exclusive interview on the future shipping challenges, discussing also key issues such as what is required for implementing a strong safety culture onboard and for effective global Sulphur cap compliance, due in 2020.
Addressing mental health issues in maritime industry
During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Dave White, Global Director of Sales and Proposition - Medical, UnitedHealthcare Global, for an exclusive interview regarding the good mental health for crew members onboard. In the maritime field, UnitedHealthcare Global provides manpower solutions, including medics and doctors to ships and rigs all around the world.
Competency, good communication the way forward for seafarer manning
Mrs. Julia Anastasiou, Crew Director at OSM Maritime Group, discusses the existing and future manning and training challenges, highlighting that industry needs equality which refers not only to bridging the gender gap but also the nationality and religion gap in order to add more value in the industry.
10 Tips for a better conversation
A conversation requires balance between talking and listening and somewhere along the way this balance is frequently lost. Talking to people of diverse backgrounds, such as seafarers, office executives, CEOs and ship owners can be a challenging process. Stereotypical advice, such as making eye contact, smiling back or nodding may be misleading. Below are the 10 crucial tips in turning a conversation into an enjoyable experience and walking away feeling both engaged and inspired.
Building a digital culture in maritime industry
Shipping industry is currently facing a new challenge; a complex one that is called “digital transformation”. Automation is gaining increasing interest across the maritime industry while IMO puts the issue of autonomous ships high on the agenda, stepping up efforts toward their adoption. Also, advanced software and simulation capabilities are emerging and maritime connectivity gets improved. But, how are ship operators adopting this digital transformation and taking advantage of it to make their organisation fit for the future?
Emergency Procedures: Steering failure is more common than we think
It is believed that steering systems don’t show any fundamental complexity and they don’t easily fail, thus they are not properly maintained. However, in case of a steering gear failure, caused mostly by a collision or inefficient maintenance, it is possible to cause severe problems, as it implies total loss of vessel’s control. At this point, steering gear failure should be treated as an emergency situation and immediate actions should be followed in order to prevent human or property loss.
Investing in people and technology important for sustainable shipping
Interview with Panos Kirnidis,CEO, Palau International Ship Registry at Posidonia 2018.
Watch: Lessons learned from failed rescue boat lift
In its latest educational video, CHIRP provides useful safety tips on the aftermath of a failed rescue boat lift, a main engine failure, an incident of overtaking and crossing, and unsafe practices while painting a ship.
Lessons learned from fishing vessel flooding
On the occasion of the investigation on the flooding and sinking of the fishing vessel 'Ocean Way' in March 2017, the UK MAIB issued a safety message to the fishing industry about developing and practising potential coping strategies in an emergency such as major flooding.
Lessons learned after crewman slips on deck
In its latest Safety Flashes for May, IMCA presents an incident of a slip onboard that resulted in injury. The incident highlighted the importance of identifying and marking all the potentially hazardous spots onboard vessels, so that these kind of accidents to be prevented.