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North brings humanity to cyber compliance

In this article, Mr. Colin Gillespie, Director (Loss Prevention) at the North P&I Club, analyzes the main points of cyber resilience for an organization, highlighting that employing the right people is central to cyber security.

Speed Limits v Optimisation

In this article, Alvin Forster, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club, addresses the issue of speed limits. As he says, this method has positively affected greenhouse gas emissions in shipping, but wonders if, after all, the speed limit is the answer for a greener sector.

Safe working on CO2 systems

David Patterson, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club discusses of a recent incident that resulted with the loss of ten people onboard a vessel, highlighting what the dangers are when not fully-understanding the operation of fixed CO2 systems.

Human error is not a root cause

Alvin Forster Deputy Director (Loss Prevention) of North P&I Club focuses on today’s common thought that 80% of accidents are caused by human error, highlighting that the industry has to further investigate behind the human error and see why someone did something wrong.

Safety Management 2.0: A Sea Change in Approach

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Conference, Mr. John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive at North Club, focused on a new safety approach called Safety Management 2.0. This highlights a current problem in shipping where company’s management systems are mainly based on complex procedures alone often forgetting the human element.

North Club: Addressing the 5 key areas of safety culture

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Simon MacLeod (Deputy Director – Loss Prevention) for North P&I Club tells a few words about SCORA, a safety culture tool for which the Club has been nominated for the Initiative Award. This tool aims to enhance performance in five key safety areas: Safety Leadership, Health and Wellbeing, Risk Management, Learning and Development and Safety Reporting.

Safety Culture: Easy in theory…

Colin Gillespie, Director of Loss Prevention at North P&I Club, provides an overview of how safety culture is implemented in maritime companies, focusing mostly on the difficulties that organizations have to encounter in order to implement an actual safety culture.

Preventing Bunker Spills

Alvin Forster, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention) at North P&I Club, talks about bunker spills incidents and their impacts. Mr. Forster outlines the most common causes of bunker spills and says that they can lead to expensive claims, reaching several million dollars.

GPS Outage – A Navigator’s Nightmare

In the latest issue of Signals newsletter by North P&I Club, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, shares his views with respect to GPS, citing common problems that impede safe navigation and best practice for navigational officers to maintain good situational awareness.

Cyber risks: Insurance cover and cyber preparedness

While speaking at the recent SAFETY4SEA Cyber Masterclass, Mr. Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), The North of England P&I Club, highlighted that the risk of cyber-attacks is a continuing and evolving threat across all industries and sectors. Shipping companies are no exception.

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