Capt. VS Parani

Capt. VS Parani

Captain VS Parani is an executive with a multinational shipping company. In his various corporate roles, he has helped improve the fleet safety record, and achieve very high personnel performance. He is also a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. Originally from the Andaman Islands, he now lives with his family in Cyprus. He writes in industry journals and maritime websites about lessons learnt from the sea.

Sort by:

Filter by:



Heuristics in shipboard decision-making

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Capt. VS Parani, HSSEQ Manager, Oceanic Marine Management Limited, discussed how heuristics can be used for better decisions onboard ships, stressing that seafarers make several high-stakes decisions every day- not all end well, given that there are on average 100 total ship losses and 1000 fatalities every year, mostly attributed to human error.

The round-table: Making ship-board meetings matter

Plan sharing meetings are very important for safety so each person knows what the others are doing and they avoid incompatible tasks, argued Captain VS Parani, noting that meetings should not be cancelled even amid time pressure. On this respect, he shared eight ideas to make meetings more efficient. 

Steer Your ‘Leader’ Ship

Most of us maritime professionals may, through our competency exams, diplomas and training courses, gradually build our knowledge to a level which is good enough to perform our respective jobs- maybe even excel in it. That helps us to know what to do, why to do it and how to do it well. That helps us to lead with expertise, argues Captain VS Parani.

Two Groundings, One Safety-Culture

Captain VS Parani, author of the Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas, shares lessons learned from two different groundings which occured due to similar failures, highlighting once again the importance of safety culture onboard.

Maritime crewing is a linchpin

Capt. VS Parani, HSSEQ Manager and author of the well-received ‘Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas’, stresses the importance of having a highly motivated crew to run ships smoothly and suggests ways to empower, encourage and maximize crew potential, considering that “Excellent crews” lead to “Excellent Ships”.

Poll

The sulphur cap is less than a year away and with most vessels choosing compliant fuel, do you expect to see a spike in incidents and accidents related to the switch over?

maritime events