Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

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  • Investing in people

    Investing in people

    Issue No - 5 By Editorial

    Quality is often defined in the context of the relationship between the customer and the supplier; it is a measurement of how a product or service meets, or exceeds, a customer’s expectations.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • Occupational standards for shore-based ship management

    Occupational standards for shore-based ship management

    Issue No - 20 By Captain Nigel Palmer, Chairman, Merchant Navy Training Board (UK)

    The MNTB has recently reviewed its training programmes for seagoing Officer Trainees. One area that has been neglected in the past has been shore-based ship management. The MNTB has therefore developed a suite of National Occupational Standards covering shore-based ship management occupations.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • It will never happen to me

    It will never happen to me

    Issue No - 18 By Rev Terje Bjerkholt Chairman, Crisis Preparedness Committee International Christian Maritime Association

    I wonder how often we have had this reaction when we hear of a tragedy. Accidents happen to other people. We all comfort ourselves by thinking like this. If we didn't think like this we would never have had the courage to do anything!

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • 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