Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

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

  • Designing to Deal with Fatigue

    Designing to Deal with Fatigue

    Issue No - 13 By Captain E W Lyons, FNI Marine Director F T Everard & Sons Limited

    The nature of the north-west European short sea tanker trade is such that ship operators and sea staff are continually challenged to ensure that fatigue is effectively managed. Clearly that involves careful planning of watchkeeping routines and working practices....

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • 'Ships are inherently dangerous places'

    'Ships are inherently dangerous places'

    Issue No - 17 By Mat Spencer Health, Safety, Environment, & Quality Manager Wilhelmsen Lines Car Carriers

    Crews who are familiar with their surroundings throughout the ship continue to suffer injuries from slips, trips and falls. Perhaps this is an extension of the problem regularly highlighted in accident investigation reports - complacency not just in watch keeping terms but in general behaviour ...

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • Factoring in the human element in the design of ships

    Factoring in the human element in the design of ships

    Issue No - 24 By Captain Peter Holloway, Managing Director, London Offshore Consultants Ltd

    In factoring in the human element in the design of ships, a designer must understand how those responsible for managing the cargo systems and operat- ing the vessel at sea go about their business, in what conditions and over what period of time.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • The Human Element in the work of the IMO

    The Human Element in the work of the IMO

    Issue No - 12 By Koji Sekimizu Director, Maritime Safety Division International Maritime Organization

    The lone figure standing atop the international memorial to seafarers outside the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is symbolic of the importance that IMO attaches to the human element in shipping.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • Routine should spring from the core - not the checklist

    Routine should spring from the core - not the checklist

    Issue No - 16 By Captain ESR McAllister, FNI Shipmaster

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘complacent’ as ‘smug and uncritically satisfied with oneself or one’s achievements’. Mao Zedong said simply: Complacency is the enemy of study.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013