SAFETY4SEA

Key actions to enhance seafarers’ wellbeing

During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, The Standard Club, discussed seafarers’ wellbeing from the mental and social point of view. Nationalities and different cultures have different ways of socializing, he argued, so companies should adopt new ways to encourage socializing amongst seafarers onboard.

Metropolitan College / Warsash Maritime Academy receive SAFETY4SEA Training Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Metropolitan College in collaboration with Warsash Maritime Academy has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Training Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

Synergy Group receives SAFETY4SEA Technology Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Synergy Group has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Technology Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

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.

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.

Connecting safety with wellness at sea

While talking at the first SAFET4SEA Conference in Hamburg, Mr. Alex Dimitrevich, Regional Crisis Response and Wellness Programme Coordinator in Europe, Sailors’ Society, shared his insight for the association’s Wellness at Sea Programme. Traditionally, he argued, the industry thought of seafarers as only ‘occupational’ human beings, but the current definition of wellness looks at the human being’s holistic nature.

The Human Element and Seafarer Resilience

During his presentation at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Athens, Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, The Standard Club, noted that seafarer resilience can be improved through enhanced training regimes focused on realism, putting emphasis on additional experience.

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.

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