best practices

Learning as we go: Challenges with the use of exhaust gas scrubbers

In the following article, Capt. Siddharth Mahajan, Loss Prevention Executive Asia, Singapore, at the Gard P&I Club, discusses challenges associated with the use of scrubbers as one of the two most popular options for compliance with IMO 2020 and shares preventive recommendations for scrubber-related breakdowns.

Shell Marine: Guidance on IMO 2020 transition

Shell Marine has published a new White Paper offering critical guidance on cylinder oils and engine care to transition successfully through the IMO sulphur cap from 1st January 2020. The ‘IMO 2020 Ready’ paper sets out the commercial, operational and technical challenges for operators before, during and after the regulatory deadline.

World Mental Health Day: Suicide of seafarers in the spotlight

Every 40 seconds, someone in the world loses their life to suicide, a figure which could justify a global interest in a greater awareness on mental health issues. On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day 2019 celebrated today, the World Health Organization sheds a focus on suicide prevention.

How to detect and avoid phishing emails

Phishing e-mails, constituting one of the most common ways of cyber fraud, have been at the forefront of the concerns of security professionals for several years, for instigating ransomware infections. Particularly in shipping, an increased shift in automation and new technologies has brought new risks associated with cyber threat in the last few years.

Fishing for safety video: Why SMS is important in fishery

AMSA released ‘Fishing for Safety: Creating a Safety Management System’, a 16-minute video showing easy to understand steps, real-world stories and experiences of why an effective safety management system (SMS) is essential when working in the fishing industry.

Best practice guide for CIC on Emergency Systems

SQE MARINE provides recommendation on ensuring compliance with the requirements for preparation of emergency equipment, along with the crews’ ability to respond to emergency situations, in light of the approaching CIC, which will be conducted from 1st September to 30 November 2019, by the Paris, Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian MoUs.

Watch: What is safety culture?

HSE Solutions present Mrs Jen Webster, a child psychologist at the Health and Safety Laboratory, who provides a clear explanation of what is the safety culture, and help organisations understand and improve their safety culture using their ascent model. Thus, she explains what is the safety culture, why it is important and how you can measure it.

ABS, CINS to develop best practices for carriage of dangerous goods

ABS is cooperating with CINS members over the past six months to develop best stowage strategy guidelines. After a three-month trial, the best practice guidelines will be published. The collaboration gathers key industry stakeholders to examine the challenges and risks container ship owners and operators face when stowing dangerous goods.

Dos and Don’ts for mentally strong people

“Kick your bad mental habits and toughen yourself up!” This is Amy Morin’s motto, author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” In this SAFETY4SEA article we narrow them down in 10 dos and don’ts after having already broached the matter of difficult co-workers and how they drain us of the mental strength we need, in previous Opinion Article. How do we therefore face toxic coworkers rationally and keep our feelings in check?

Working with difficult people

We have all perceived colleagues being more difficult to work with than others. But, have you ever wondered to what extend the super-competitive,  grumpy and miserable colleagues or the intrusive leaders impact negatively the quality of your own work? Luckily, there are techniques for dealing with a variety of different behaviors – like negativity, aggression or selfishness.

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