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GlobalMET considers knowledge, training, skill; experience and professional attitude as factors that could help mariners play a productive role and adhere to a safer and secure course



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The Indian Register of Shipping takes a look into its customers’ perspective

Posted to IRS gets interactive with clients by Joseph Fonseca on 8/12/2013 3:51:44 PM | with 0 comments


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Fraud, malpractices and other prevalent offenses associated with bill of lading take center stage at the workshop on ‘Bill of lading & Disputes’

Posted to When Bill of Lading become the problem by Joseph Fonseca on 7/1/2013 3:06:22 PM | with 0 comments


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The book “Energy Efficiency and Ships” has cleared the path for the implementation of the IMO convention on Energy Efficiency Design Index



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Plan, Prevent and Protect against Oil Spills
The need to prevent oil spills and bring into place rapid response operations were the main highlights of the Oil Spill India Conference 2012



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ClassNK spearheads new initiatives for eradicating marine accidents caused as a result of human errors



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The trend in salvaging and wreck removal as well as the problems the occupation is beleaguered with got highlighted in the first ever conference held last week



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The North Sea Route could address several issues plaguing shipping and seafaring

Posted to Taming the Arctic sea route by Joseph Fonseca on 2/13/2012 12:25:12 PM | with 0 comments


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The Japanese classification society NK published a 42 page booklet titled “Guidelines for the Prevention of Human Error Aboard Ships”, with the sub heading “Through the Ergonomic Design of Marine Machinery Systems.” According to the guidelines, man-made causes are said to account for 80 per cent of all marine accidents. The guidelines stress the importance of standardization in operating, control, methods, indicators, labeling and color coding to reduce confusion, avoiding the situation when crews familiar with a procedure on one ship are faced with opposites in procedure on another ship. To this end ergonomic design plays an important part so that operation of equipment is easy to understand and logical (even though logic differs by culture). A chapter covers design considerations and recommendations and there is an interesting section titled countermeasures giving advice on risk assessment and the best course of action to prevent (re-) occurrence. The publication includes a number of detailed reports of marine accidents and how to prevent their recurrence.

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report by Keith Henderson on 8/4/2010 8:03:18 AM | with 0 comments


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