Think of smart phones, Google Applications, Amazon, smart aviation technologies or even smart cars! It is obvious that all the above and more will come also into shipping. Thus, what will be the future of the marine training look like?
Hitting the goal of zero injuries has been a buzzword as of late in the maritime industry. Although most of the efforts have proved beneficial, many others have been brought into question. What is really hiding behind Zero?
In summer 2017 the US Navy was striving to keep its ships from running into cargo vessels with human element pointed out among others as the root cause, reminding us that the worrisome issue of such maritime accidents and errors still occurs. Is it because we lean towards a quick fix of complex safety problems?
Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, presented the results of “the Smart Shipping Survey’’ during 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards. He argued that there is need for the shipping to build cyber awareness momentum to move forward. Regarding autonomous shipping, the survey showed that the majority of the participants believe that it will become a reality for the industry beyond 2030. Mr. Belokas commented that two years ago many would argue that industry is far away from this vision and highlighted that autonomous shipping is now coming fast and it is a one-way street.
Opinions | 25/09/13
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