Benefits of Computer Based Training in the Maritime Industry

Computer-Based Training (CBT) refers to training in the form of lectures, instructional courses, video demonstrations or guidance delivered via a computer. For the past two decades, this method of training has been employed in various fields and disciplines. The traditional classroom-teacher role is replaced by an application on the computer that is responsible for instructing […]
Fatigue Management

Fatigue Management a necessity in the Maritime Industry

Like many other industries, the maritime industry continuously faces the problem of fatigue. The reliance on employees to be mentally and physically alert for optimum performance and effectiveness over a prolonged period of time is the cause of this dilemma. The manufacturing and processing industry, the construction industry, public health sector and even the aviation […]

Behavior Based Safety

Understanding the fundamentals of Behaviour-Based Safety Behaviour-Based Safety (BBS) or Behavioural Safety is the use of behavioural psychology to improve and encourage safety at work. It may be aligned with a company’s safety management system or safety observation system. Those in the industry who know about BBS usually are on ‘either side of the fence’ […]

Human Error

Human Error: The Human Element in The Maritime Industry By now, most of us have studied the case of the Costa Concordia. 32 lives were lost and 157 were injured when the cruise liner capsized after hitting the Scole rocks and ripping a section of the hull. The captain deviated from the normal passage route […]

How leaders inspire

How leaders inspire At some point in our career we have all encountered the people who carry the title of manager or the ones known as “the boss” Telling them apart becomes easy – as they are the ones who build empires and achieve tremendous success throughout their careers. As Simon Sinek said “there are […]

From Sources to Solutions

A Glance at The Maritime Industry’s Contribution To Environmental Degradation. Part 2 – From sources to solutions. In my previous article, A Glance at the Maritime Industry’s Contribution To Environmental Degradation, I highlighted some of the industry’s environmental impacts due to, in some aspects, the limited regulations in the maritime industry. For these sources of […]

The benefits of maritime environmental excellence

Beyond Compliance The benefits of maritime environmental excellence The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) states that International Shipping is the most efficient, safe and environmentally friendly mode of transporting goods around the world. However the shipping and maritime industry can still do more to mitigate the risk and reduce the impact on the environment such as […]

A glance at the maritime industry’s contribution to environmental degradation

The Maritime Industry Contribution A glance at the maritime industry’s contribution to environmental degradation At a fairly new stage in my maritime career, I was exposed to the contribution of the maritime industry to environmental degradation. While the majority of marine pollution comes from land base sources, we cannot turn a blind eye to the […]