Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite
Rogue behaviour
Rogue behaviour

Not the hallmark of a professional mariner

Jan 2008

Featured articles

  • Editorial (16)

    Editorial (16)


    Some time ago, the United Kingdom's Chief Inspector of Accidents reported that one of his greatest concerns for safety in merchant vessels was complacency. Some suggested that his statement was an affront to the professional mariner, while others conceded that it was a serious issue to be addressed.

  • Complacency at work

    Complacency at work

    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.

  • Routine should spring from the core - not the checklist

    Routine should spring from the core - not the checklist

    Captain ESR McAllister, FNI Shipmaster

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘complacent’ as ‘smug and uncritically satisfied with oneself or one’s achievements’. Mao Zedong said simply: Complacency is the enemy of study.

More articles

Centre spread

Click to view Centre Spread image

Exploring rogue behaviour

What drives errant behaviour?

Download PDF

Latest illustration

Click to view latest illustration

Download More



Ship systems are protected by strict design standards and tolerances



One hand for the ship and one for yourself