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DNV GL: Why investment in training is important

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The results of a DNV GL's recent survey on maritime safety in four regions reflected the industry’s focus on safety and presented direction on how to improve safety at sea. The main conclusion is that the crew is the key and that to improve safety at sea the community needs to invest in training and enhancing the safety culture. 

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New software reduces tedious work

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DNV GL announced a new release of Sesam software for structural engineering and analysis, focusing on cutting costs and boosting operational efficiency. One of the key targets is reduction of tedious work. The three focus areas are engineering efficiency, verification efficiency and efficiency in cooperation, as part of the bigger value chain.

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New IACS Chairman sets priorities

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Starting from July 1st, the IACS Chairmanship passed on to Mr Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV GL. Addressing the 75th session of IACS Council, held in Beijing, Mr Ørbeck-Nilssen highlighted his priorities, which will be, among others, to further improve IACS quality systems and the assessment of IACS Members against those standards.

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Competent and well-trained crews: The only way to safety

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Dr. Marina Papaioannou, DNV GL – Maritime, argues that Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) can improve safety performance onboard. As she explains, it is a systematic process to identify, measure and positively impact the unsafe individual behavior of the human element. Considering that safety is a continuous fight with human nature, Dr. Papaioannou says that BBS will strengthen a safety culture onboard and emphasizes that training remains always the most efficient way for seafarers’ competency.

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New fleet performance centres to improve vessel efficiency

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DNV GL opened two digital fleet performance centres in Hamburg and Singapore, to support ECO Insight operators in monitoring and optimizing their fleets. Through expert systems, the centres will check incoming vessel data, providing quality control and suggestions on potential improvement levers for both individual vessels and fleets.

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Industry’s cooperation reflected in SOLAS2020 amendments

amendments

IMO’s Marine Safety Committee adopted amendments to SOLAS2020 that raise the damage stability requirements for passenger vessels, in the event of flooding caused by a collision. These changes used as a basis a series of EU and EMSA funded cooperative research projects conducted by the shipping industry over several decades, DNV GL noted.

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