Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

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  • IMO’s work on human element issues - some thoughts

    IMO’s work on human element issues - some thoughts

    Issue No - 22 By Jørgen Rasmussen, Visiting Professor World Maritime University 3

    You could say that IMO’s work on human element issues began formally in 1991 with the creation of the Joint MSC/MEPC Working Group on the role of the human element in maritime casualties, which was later renamed the Joint Working Group (JWG) on the Human Element.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • Designing usable ships

    Designing usable ships

    Issue No - 7 By Jorgen Rasmussen, Chief Ship Surveyor, Danish Maritime Authority

    The only real common concept seems to be safe. However, safe might not be given the same meaning by all users. Society would probably tend to view safe as no disasters while the crew would look at a safe ship as one that not only keeps floating but also is not inviting small personal accidents.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • Safety culture and the human element

    Safety culture and the human element

    Issue No - 26 By Captain Sarabjit Butalia

    The shipping industry is run by and for people. Human behaviour needs to be managed at all levels, ranging from ordinary seafarers to regulators developing national and international regulations. It is vital for a safe and viable shipping business to effectively manage the human element.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • An Introduction

    An Introduction

    Issue No - 32 By David Squire, FNI FCMI

    In this issue of Alert! we offer some thoughts on safe manning, and on mitigating the effects of fatigue and other risk factors on crew endurance. We expand upon what has been articulated in issue 13 of Alert! - Time to wake up to the consequences of Fatigue - and its associated Vodcast.

    Publish date: 22/08/2013

  • An accident waiting to happen...

    An accident waiting to happen...

    Issue No - 32 By Editorial (32)

    Piotr’s wife agreed it was unlucky that the accident which has blighted his career happened when he was on watch; he was a good man trying to do a good job. In the same circumstances it could have happened to anybody.

    Publish date: 20/08/2013