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.

  • Usability in the maritime industry

    Usability in the maritime industry

    Issue No - 7 By Dr Jonathan Earthy, Principal Human Factors Specialist Lloyd’s Register

    The usability of systems is described in terms of the efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction of users performing tasks with the system in a defined context of use. This goal-based view of system performance offers considerable benefits in design.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • Essential skills for addressing human element issues in a shipping company

    Essential skills for addressing human element issues in a shipping company

    Issue No - 22 By Cecilia Österman, Marine Engineer, Chalmers University of Technology

    Great technological developments knowledge, communication, participation must have sufficient knowledge to have transformed the societal topography onboard, just as in other industries. Many tasks previously perform- ed by hand can now be executed faster, cheaper and more accurately using machines.

    Publish date: 12/09/2013

  • Quality, Safety and Security - trust and mistrust

    Quality, Safety and Security - trust and mistrust

    Issue No - 5 By Captain Ajay Achuthan

    Legislation must have a structured way of creeping up into the human body, mind and soul. If not, it leaves behind scars caused by the implementation process. Even though it is intended towards sustainable development of the human being and our environment, it also seems to cause stress & conflict.

    Publish date: 11/09/2013

  • Marine Safety Regulations Save Lives

    Marine Safety Regulations Save Lives

    Issue No - 10 By Doug Robe

    In these days of acronyms everywhere, I thought I’d give you one more. Hopefully, one that you can remember and repeat whenever appropriate: MSRSL - Marine Safety Regulations Save Lives.

    Publish date: 11/09/2013

  • A chief engineer's perspective

    A chief engineer's perspective

    Issue No - 15 By Richard Thomas, Chief Engineer BP Shipping

    Automation has removed from the ship's engineer the continuous physical interaction necessary to control the ship's plant, such that we now need only to monitor the plant and perform maintenance. The greater control achievable by automation allows...

    Publish date: 11/09/2013