Autonomous ships vs Human element: Seafarers’ role onboard remains crucial
SAFETY4SEA ran a quick poll to sense what people from the maritime world believe regarding autonomous ships and the importance of the presence of crew onboard. Interestingly, only 10% find the presence of crew onboard vessels inessential, and just 6% find it optional.
Autonomous ships face less barriers than driverless cars, study says
According to a recent International Underwriting Association (IUA) survey on emerging technologies, autonomous ships and drones face less barriers to adoption than driverless cars.
Key advantages and disadvantages of ship autonomy
As autonomous ships are becoming a much-discussed topic in the industry, Callum O’Brien, Deputy Underwriter working for the Standard P&I Club, discussed key advantages and challenges ahead surrounding the adoption and viability of this technology and how soon the industry will be able to embrace it.
10 things that require zero talent
People usually equate success with talent. Certainly, success isn’t created by talent only, let alone, it can be acquired adopting behaviors which - although requiring zero talent - have significant impact on one’s life success. No matter the kind of our workplace (onboard & ashore) there are 10 simple steps to follow in order to succeed!
Environmental sustainability the biggest challenge for shipping
In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director at Bureau Veritas, invites industry to continue bridging the gender gap and supporting effective leadership by setting clear targets and avoiding micro-managing.
How to prevent anchoring failures
The anchoring operation of a ship is a complex activity, especially when it is being carried out in busy anchorages or in ports’ outer limits where traffic is heavy. It involves the use of critical shipboard equipment and requires high level of situational awareness. A number of accidents have been caused due to failure of anchor to hold the vessel under medium or heavy weather conditions.
CSMART receives SAFETY4SEA Training Award
CSMART Training Center received the award, sponsored by NAMEPA, for meeting the changing needs and regulations as well as for providing high quality maritime training services .
Lessons learned: Language attributed to ship grounding
In its Monthly Safety Scenario for October, the Swedish P&I Club presents a case of ship grounding, discussing what can happen when someone communicates in a language that is not understood by everybody onboard.
Grounding highlights need of ECDIS alarms in open waters
In the latest edition of its Safety Digest, UK MAIB describes a grounding of a small bulk carrier on a sandbank. The vessel had been following a planned track in the ECDIS, but the ECDIS alarms had been turned off. The ship remained aground for 6 days and was refloated by salvors.