In its investigation report released today, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board found that inadequate vessel maintenance and voyage planning guided by an under-qualified crew led to the January 2017 grounding of the tanker ‘Arca 1’ near Sydney, Nova Scotia. The vessel sustained major damage to hull and propulsion.
As of 01 July 2018, Masters, Chief Mates, and Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch onboard ships operating in polar waters must be qualified in accordance with STCW Convention Regulation V/4 and meet the standard of competence for training found in the STCW Code Section A-V/4.
Think of smart phones, Google Applications, Amazon, smart aviation technologies or even smart cars! It is obvious that all the above and more will come also into shipping. Thus, what will be the future of the marine training look like?
Maritime subjects are set to be included on a new Leadership in the Public Sector course being developed by the training arm of the UN system, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. This was decided during a UNITAR meeting at IMO Headquarters, London, where a task force, including IMO, was created to develop the course.
The future is bright for Virtual reality (VR) which has the potential to transform the traditional learning approach, by making interactive content available to anyone, anywhere and at any time. What once was seen as “something of the future” is now here to stay.
Leadership is difficult to teach but it is the centerfold aspect in team dynamics while leaders need to develop themselves in order to successfully inspire and motivate team members towards improving overall team performance in all levels.
In its latest edition of The Navigator, the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation explore some basic principles of shiphandling and how an individual can gain experience and make the most of any opportunities to learn.
As part of a range of services to improve safety and best practice in the maritime industry, the Nautical Institute announced launch of a Shiphandling Logbook to provide mariners an essential tool to develop shiphandling skills and take advantage of training opportunities.
Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf officially opened the Liberia Maritime Training Institute at an inauguration ceremony in Marshall City, Liberia, in early January. Under the management of LISCR, LMTI has undergone a renovation and facility modernisation programme over the past two years.
Kongsberg Digital launched a 3D virtual application for its K-Sim Cargo simulator. The system generates visualization for operational training on important areas of the cargo deck, enabling training centres to deliver safer cargo transfer operations. The 3D virtual model is based on a customized simulation model of a VLCC, M/T “Kiho”.
China plans combat drills in South China Sea23/03/2018
US, China trade war raises concerns for shipping23/03/2018
Injury during small boat operations23/03/2018
Building professional resilience: A quick guide23/03/2018
Port Corpus Christi to accommodate more Suezmaxes23/03/2018
- Cyber Security
LR, BLOC to create maritime blockchain lab23/03/2018
Port of Antwerp to promote onshore power for ships23/03/2018
- Loss Prevention
Largest salvage company created in Mediterranean23/03/2018
Fire-damaged 'Maersk Honam' will be towed to Jebel Ali23/03/2018
Port of Rotterdam builds Container Exchange Route23/03/2018