SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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2018
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Analysis & Opinions

Human element key to digital formula

digitalisation in maritime

To realise the full potential of digitalisation, the maritime sector must focus on behavioural change by the human element, argues Transas CEO Frank Coles. Failing to appreciate and understand properly how people interface with new technology can lead to poor implementation.  

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Maritime crewing is a linchpin

maritime crewing

Capt. VS Parani, HSSEQ Manager and author of the well-received 'Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas', stresses the importance of having a highly motivated crew to run ships smoothly and suggests ways to empower, encourage and maximize crew potential, considering that "Excellent crews" lead to "Excellent Ships".

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Oh behave!

Carsten Busch, HSEQ Senior Advisor and author of the well-received 'Safety Myth 101', urges us to start thinking differently about safety. Instead of focusing much on the behavior to address key issues, it is better to examine the system in which the behavior happens, Mr. Busch suggests and adds that it is time to consider 'behaviour' as a consequence rather than as the cause. 

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Sea what I mean?

In a recent article, Laura Starr, Senior Claims Executive, Thomas Miller, mentions that a number of English proverbs have their roots to sayings that seafarers used to say, providing a list of some of them, as well as their meaning.

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War risks hot topics

coastal state embarked personnel

Rod Lingard, Thomas Miller War Risks Services Ltd, focuses on war risks hot topics and outlines recent developments in a number of areas including, the Gulf of Guinea, particularly Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, Asia particularly the Sulu Sea.

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Experience transfer from recent incidents

Elias Psyllos, T&T Salvage, advises on the necessary steps that ship operators should take into consideration when they have an emergency grounding: appoint a protecting agent; activate a salvage company; perform on-site assessment; issue a refloating plan; notify OSRO and; execute refloating plan.

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