It is known that maritime and aviation industries operate in vastly different environments, however they share some key similarities. Maritime Team Dynamics: ‘Lessons from the Flight Deck’ explains why incidents from the flight deck are so applicable to seafarers and why focusing on the human element is key to improving safety in this sector.
uthored by the UK Club loss prevention team along with the aviation training company CAE, the book focuses on 12 aviation incidents and their lessons learned, that can be directly applied to the maritime industry.
A discussion of these lessons follows each case study, emphasizing important teamwork practices such as clear communication, situational awareness and the need for a shared mental model between all members of the bridge team.
Namely, the book’s case studies mirror maritime incidents and focus on the key human element modules included within the Maritime Crew Resource Management (MCRM) training. All the cases refer to the MRCM course structure, while offering clear similarities between the maritime and aviation environments.
What is more, Maritime Team Dynamics is a valuable resource for seafarers of all ranks and for those ashore, as the comparisons demonstrate the relevance of effective teamwork in maintaining safety throughout shipboard operations. For the records, the book was officially launched at the Ludgate Suite, London on the 15th of September 2021.
The book, a collaboration between the UK P&I Club and CAE, the global leader in civil aviation training, is inspired by a vision of knowledge sharing between the aviation and maritime industries to improve safety globally. It provides transferable, relatable, and relevant human element lessons from the flight deck, illustrating the similarities across the aviation and marine sector when it comes to major safety incidents. We hope these shared experiences will be an important resource for seafarers of all ranks, offering a fresh perspective and demonstrating the importance of maintaining safety and teamwork onboard ship.
… as Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director said.