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Workboat apprenticeship launched to address crewing challenges

The UK National Workboat Association, the safety standards, skills and trade association for the workboat industry, has announced that the Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship standard has been finalised. This opens the way for the scheme to start this summer by training providers across England and Wales. 

How can augmented reality improve shipping industry

Digitalisation and new technologies are transforming the marine industry, as they increase efficiency and flexibility. One of these technologies, augmented reality, can be used for many different tasks, speeding up troubleshooting and simplifying inspections.

Anti-corruption project improves port calls in Nigeria

A shipping industry anti-corruption project, led by the private maritime sector and Nigerian authorities, has been completed with positive outcomes. The project aimed for port calls without demands for in-kinds payments, harassment or the threat of illicit delays.

Helicopter Operations at Sea: What you should know

Helicopter operations are considered to be complicated high risk operations, as they involve personnel / equipment and crafts other than vessel’s and they demand accuracy, training and clearly established procedures. The crews associated should show high level of situational awareness and seamanship.

Slowing Africa’s silent killer

Mohammed Drissi, Trustee at International Maritime Rescue Federation speaks about what he calls “Africa’s silent killer”: drowning. Drowning has become a silent epidemic, says Mr. Drissi, as it is causes the most deaths after malaria and malnutrition. However, what makes it dangerous is the fact that it is often out of sight.

Proper ECDIS settings in navigational waters

Industry stakeholders have discussed a lot about the pros and cons of paperless navigation concluding that ECDIS does have an edge over the traditional paper chart navigation. However, the question for the navigating officers remains the same. Can they steer the vessel, following a pre scheduled passage plan, avoiding grounding?

Engine room safety: Best practices

The industry has mostly shed its focus on navigational safety or pollution prevention; however, the issues related to engine rooms and installations should not be disregarded considering that many accidents have been reported due to engine failures, loss of power or other engineering related causes.

SQLearn: Digital training to meet new generation needs

While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Spyros Goumas, Managing Director of SQLearn talks about his company’s training options for which SQELearn has been shortlisted in in the ‘Training’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.

Carras Hellas: Continuous investment in crew training is vital

While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Capt. Spiros A. Vlachos, Shipping Manager, Carras (Hellas) S.A. explains how the Greek-based company has achieved high safety and quality standards, for which it has been shortlisted in the ‘Dry Bulk Operator’ 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.

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