Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

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Library

Here you can browse through our online database library, containing articles, papers and industry reference material.

  • Fatigue and an alternative watch system

    Fatigue and an alternative watch system

    Issue No - 13 By Capt Robert Sheen, FNI Vice President, Operations Ocean Shipholdings, Inc

    In 1998, we decided to institute an Alternative Watch System in our five 32,500 DWT product tankers. This scheme was based on one that had been developed by the West German Ministry for Technology and Research, for the operation of single person bridges.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • A welfare service for seafarers

    A welfare service for seafarers

    Issue No - 12 By Bjôrn Lödöen, Chairman International Committee on Seafarers' Welfare (ICSW)

    Over the years the Seafarer’s life has changed dramatically, not least because shipping has become increasingly international. Today, different nationalities from all over the world have to work together; pressures relating to efficiency and fast turn around increase daily.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • Complacency at work

    Complacency at work

    Issue No - 16 By Stephen Meyer, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

    The word ‘complacency’ has negative connotations, but it is not intended to be derogatory when used in this context; we are referring to the natural human response to a very familiar situation.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • Communication skills are vital to safe ship operations

    Communication skills are vital to safe ship operations

    Issue No - 9 By Captain Jan Horck, World Maritime University

    Communication is our most important human tool for understanding, co- operation and action. It also can make us confused and frustrated. To communicate is to interpret a message for its meaning.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • Whose culture? The impact of language and culture on safety and compliance at sea

    Whose culture? The impact of language and culture on safety and compliance at sea

    Issue No - 14 By Catherine Logie Manager Marlins

    Successful teamwork depends on good communication: misunderstandings are often attributed to difficulties communicating in a common language. However, culture is also a contributing factor and has a significant impact on compliance, safety and performance.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013