wellness at sea

Autonomous tasks may result to seafarers’ boredom

A research published in the International Maritime Health journal alerts that automated onboard tasks for seafarers may reduce attention and vigilance, increase the risk of accidents, and lead to higher levels of smoking, drinking, eating disorders and addictive behaviours amongst crew members.

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.

E-learning to take over hands-on training in maritime industry?

Over 70% of the respondents of MarTID (Maritime Training Insights Database) survey initiative, World Maritime University (WMU) expect an increase in simulators and e-learning in the coming years. In year 2019, traditional classroom teaching, and simulation training are the most popular training methods for operators, while there has been much debate about whether e-learning in maritime industry works or not. Some believe there is no replacement for hands-on training, others believe there is.

InterManager questions whether industry is ready for blockchain

On its interactive Ship Management Forum next month, the international ship managers’ body InterManager will focus on if the shipmanagement industry is ready for the new wave of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology that is taking the world by storm.

Danish shipping digitizes maritime courses

The digitization was made on the basis of the Danish Maritime Authority’s new rules on the working environment, which entered into force in July 2017. In the future, online tuition will take place in a virtual classroom for small teams of up to 6 participants.

Nautilus International: Automation to restructure seafaring

Southampton Solent University Emeritus Professor, Mike Barnett, told that the new generation of high-tech vessels are likely to operate with increasingly reduced crew levels and, where there are seafarers on ships, they will be in small numbers but highly trained.

Digitalisation in shipping to ease administrative burden

On the occasion of the Digital Assembly, on 15 -16 June, European seafarers and shipowners highlight the importance that shipping is better served by smart digital solutions, to finally decrease the administrative burden they face. Shipping today is still hampered by endless paperwork, which causes detriment of the crew and affects the overall smooth shipping operations.

Imtech Marine improves crew welfare

Imtech Marine announced that ship’s crews will have access to PressReader as a new value-added service to its satellite communications portfolio.

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