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.

  • 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

  • Developing a Climate of Trust: the Human Face of Shipping

    Developing a Climate of Trust: the Human Face of Shipping

    Issue No - 11 By Nikolaos P Ventikos, National Technical University of Athens

    In principle, all involved stakeholders should focus on continuously enhancing the quality of work and of onboard living conditions for crews; this way, the maritime sector can benefit in terms of effectiveness, safety and environment friendliness.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • An understanding of what makes human error less likely lies at the heart of loss prevention

    An understanding of what makes human error less likely lies at the heart of loss prevention

    Issue No - 23 By Chris Spencer, International Group of P&I Clubs

    Whenever there is an accident on board ship you can be sure of one thing: human error will be to blame. Understanding the full implications of this fundamental truth lies at the heart of loss prevention at all P&I Clubs, and how they ensure that lessons are absorbed so that mistakes are less likely

    Publish date: 12/09/2013