Alert 26 focussed on essentials of an Integrated Management System. Since then there have been a number of amendments to the ISM Code, particularly that "each ship is appropriately manned in order
to encompass all aspects of maintaining safe operations on board" - and other additional guidelines.
The maritime industry – not renowned for its willingness to proactively embrace change - is now seeing both the benefit and necessity of employing big data to enhance commercial opportunities, and also improve the safety and sustainability of the industry and those that work within it.
Organisations exist to make profits: safety is a necessary evil to be overcome in the face of finite resources, limited knowledge, conflicting goal, competition etc. A seafarer could spend all day working a job in accordance with procedures and instructions, OR opt for areasonably acceptable job...
.... in the context of total HSSEQ onboard ship.
HSSEQ - Risks & Hazards:
On ship/Ship - Crew - Off ship/voyage - Environment on/off ship
Communicate & consult - Monitor & review