This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on safety management asking industry experts whether a change is being noticed, considering that the ISM Code, which firstly introduced Safety Management Systems as the core requirement, has turned 20 years old!
This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on sulphur cap, given the fact that we are on the final stretch for the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI to come into force. From 1 January 2020, the content of sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships, operating outside Emission Control Areas, must not exceed 0.50% m/m and ship operators are urged to find ways to comply with the new regulation.
This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on mental health issues which in shipping industry relate to the nature of seafarers’ job, characterized not only by intensive work hours, but also by isolation, being away from family for too long, fatigue, and many others.
Our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, sheds focus on fatigue which is considered as a significant contributory factor to many incidents in shipping industry and one of the major concerns for seafarers. Latest MARTHA Fatigue Report revealed that fatigue has safety and long-term physical and mental health implications and long tours of duty (over 6 months) may lead to increased sleepiness, loss of sleep quality, reduced motivation which could contribute to ‘near-misses’ and accidents onboard
Our recent online poll revealed that the majority (71%) believe that seafarers will not be able to trust an autonomous system. Additionally, our Sea Sense column – in association with the North P&I Club – has asked global experts to provide their perspectives.
Considering that shipping inudstry is progressively using systems relied on digitization, integration and automation, cyber security threats are not only increased, but they are becoming a part of maritime daily business. Our SeaSense column, in association with the North P&I Club, is now focusing on industry’s response to cyber risk.
Our SeaSense column, in association with the North P&I Club, is now focusing on the impact of technology on communication between ship and shore. Living in the ‘smart era’, life has become easier in many ways, same goes for communication as well. Therefore, we have asked industry’s experts to assess whether by facilitating the information exchange truly helps in the relationship between ship and shore or adversely can erode trust.
Retaining the best crews on board is one of the biggest challenges that safety industry is facing, thus, our SeaSense column, in association with the North P&I Club, is now focusing on IMO’s STCW Convention, which sets the baseline for seafarer’s training. However is this Convention delivering the seafarers the industry needs?
SAFETY4SEA in association with The North P&I Club, features a special column including expert perspectives on critical issues with respect to maritime safety. Since safety culture is crucial for the industry, we ask global experts to assess whether the industry has succeeded in combining the human element, a complex multi-dimensional issue for maritime safety, with the numerous systems and procedures that exist onboard.
Sea Sense is a special column, in association with The North P&I Club, including expert perspectives on critical issues with respect to maritime safety. Since 30 years have passed from the introduction of the ISM Code, we have asked global experts to assess its implementation so far.
- Maritime Health
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- Maritime Health
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- Maritime Knowledge
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