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

All Watch Officers must be certified in the IMO SMCP

Many of the accidents at sea occur due to poor communication, identifying a major problem: seamen onboard, coming from many different nationalities, have not English as first language. Stephen Murrrell, maritime English teacher and examiner for the SMCP Proficiency, urges companies to obey with the IMO SMCP (Standard Marine Communication Phrases) law and advises on the different ways to certify ship’s personnel.

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‘K’ Line LNG UK: Reshaping safety culture

There is an increasing need to look beyond the technical aspects when addressing safety and performance in shipping. “K” Line LNG UK has found that a collaborative culture can be successfully applied to improve safety, reduce major accident risks and differentiate itself as an owner and operator.

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Tackling the threat of shipborne legionella

Legionella can plague marine vessels but an effective Water Safety Plan can help to mitigate the risk, says John Chillingworth, Senior Marine Principal at Lucion Marine. Ship owners should verify that they correct water management controls and records are in place by having an independent audit.

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Human element key to digital formula

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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

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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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