Building resilient safety cultures takes more than a campaign!
In recent months large oil majors have been promoting the idea of developing more resilient safety cultures. Resilience is described as a company’s positive ability to adapt to the consequence of change, whether this change is initiated (caused) by market changes, innovation or even natural disasters.
Soft skills, hard impact: non-technical skills in the age of smart shipping
Dr. Luiza Shahbazyan, Product Manager CAT, Safebridge Cyprus, says that living in the smart shipping era, it is likely to see a change in the working environment, requiring from seafarers a different kind of skills which could be able to augment artificial intelligence, and focusing more on non-technical skills, known as 'soft skills'.
Maritime Malta: where is the workforce?
Although Malta is one of the largest maritime flags in the world and the largest in Europe, the country does not have enough qualified and skilled employees to sustain the Maltese maritime sector. Especially young people prefer to choose another sector, rather than maritime. This why, an investment in maritime education is important, to boost the industry.
2018 GREEN4SEA Awards
The awards focus exclusively on initiatives and individuals who foster Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping, following a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.
Complying with SMS crucial for safe operations
On 5 November 2016, an able seaman (AB) on board the Maltese registered roll-on rolloff (ro-ro) ship Catherine was severely injured during cargo operations. He was discharged from the ship and was transferred to a local hospital for further treatment.
AMSA: Risks when using secondary means of support arrangements
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a marine notice to inform of the potential hazards and risks associated with accommodation ladders rigged with unapproved or inadequate secondary means of support arrangements.
Broken crane wire causes injury onboard
In its monthly safety scenario, the Swedish P&I Club describes an incident of a crane fall onboard a containership, which hit and injured a crew member. The investigation revealed that the wire was not in good condition, despite proper maintenance as per PMS system.