Interview

Effective Crew Project: Stable vs fluid crews within shipping

Started in April 2019 and led by Solent University, the ‘Effective Crew Project’ examined the implementation of either a stable or a fluid crewing strategy on board merchant vessels. Dr. Kate Pike, Associate Professor Emeritus, Warsash Maritime Science and Engineering of Solent University and one of the researchers of the project, shares its key findings.

MAGSAYSAY: How to train the new generation of seafarers

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Alexander E. Querol, President, MAGSAYSAY Learning Resources, Inc., shares his insight on what training needs should be developed to keep up with industry’s dynamic environment which is deeply characterized by a digital transformation.

Veritas Training Group: Embracing digitalization and automation vital for today’s seafarers

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Dr. Joanna-Eugenia Bakouni, Training Supervisor of Epsilon Group, explains how Veritas Training Center – which has been shortlisted for the Training Award – has invested in improving the training of seafarers, calling for a change in the approach of existing training institutions. As she explained, these need to focus on improving performance and productivity by embracing e-learning and virtual reality (VR) training.

Technology redefines seafarer’s role in the future

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Capt. Rajesh Unni Founder & CEO of Synergy Marine Group, discussed key issues surrounding life onboard as well as the existing and future challenges for seafarers. In this regard, he referred on how rising automation is expected to create new demands on skills in IT, communications, and engineering.

Sailors’ Society discusses the next steps for Wellness at Sea

While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Sandra Welch, Deputy CEO, Sailors’ Society explains the motivation behind the ‘Wellness at Sea’ project for which the organization has been shortlisted in the ‘Sustainability’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.

The Mission to Seafarers: Industry needs to hear Seafarers’ voice

While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Ben Bailey, Director of Advocacy, The Mission to Seafarers, talks about ‘Seafarers’ Happiness Index’ project for which the organization has been shortlisted in the ‘Initiative’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.

CSMART calls for a culture of continuous professional development

Taking into consideration today’s training needs, CSMART offers online distance learning tools before the actual training, bridging the gap between theory and practice. For the future of maritime training, a key challenge could be how to cultivate knowledge beyond compliance, Capt. Hans Hederstrom, Managing Director of CSMART mentions, due to increased operational complexity and emerging risks.

Competency, good communication the way forward for seafarer manning

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mrs. Julia Anastasiou, Crew Director at OSM Maritime Group, discusses the existing and future manning and training challenges, highlighting that industry needs equality which refers not only to bridging the gender gap but also the nationality and religion gap.

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