SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Analysis & Opinions

Training for seafarers needs to change philosophy

RINA Academy Philippines is the winner of the SAFETY4SEA Training Award this year. Capt Nicolo Terrei discusses about the current and future challenges concerning seafarers' training and emphasizes on the need for making seafarers fully familiarized with the new technology introduced onboard. Capt. Terrei further says that training needs to change direction and focus on enhancing the skill of the officer with a deeper familiarization and training ashore as well as on board. 

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Ships need to be ‘fit for purpose’

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The Alert! project By The Nautical Institute is the winner of the SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award for this year. Capt. Nikos Aslanis, Chairman of The Nautical Institute Hellenic Branch, Alert! talks about the successful project, which has changed for the better industry's perception on the human element by addressing key issues and enhancing awareness.

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Port State Control inspections – Panacea or Curse?

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Capt. Panagiotis Nikiteas, HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO, Anangel Maritime Services Inc, examines whether the PSC regime has served its purpose and all industry stakeholders have played their role effectively, highlighting that co-operation of all stakeholders and valuable ‘safety nets’, such as proper and ethical PSC inspections, are required.

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Seafaring challenges high on Seafarers UK ‘s agenda

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Barry Bryant (Commodore, RN), Director General at Seafarers UK, talks about the actions that the welfare charity has taken for providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families. He discusses about the most common challenges faced by men and women at sea  and gives his advice  to younger generation  looking to develop a career at sea

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Maritime training needs to align with the digital landscape

Raal Harris, Videotel’s Creative Content Director, encourages the industry to re-appraise the way it conducts and manages training. Referring to his company’s approach, Mr. Harris highlights the importance to design and offer training in accordance with the digital evolution and discusses about the current and future challenges of seafarers’ training.

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