Human error: Fault analysis approach

While investigating a failure, blaming individual is more satisfying than targeting institution. Human errors are not rare and error factors are always surrounding us. Everyone can make error even if one is highly trained, experienced and motivated. There is no single report to cover all industry data to identify human errors; however numerous accident and […]

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Additional cost for ULSFO compliance

We cannot put price on nature and saving environment is never too expensive.  Saving the environment, the planet, the eco system is not only government’s job; private partnership is always required where private fitments are there contributing to damage of nature. It is either through self initiative or through forced national or international regulations. With New regulations for ULSFO […]

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Golden Stripes – Leadership on the High Seas

Leadership on the high seas? A professional leadership approach is required to motivate & improve the ability of each individual, and propel the motivation of the ship as an organization. Captain VS Parani, FNI, FICS, CMarTech has taken the initiative to fill this gap and has written a book Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas,  which is the world’s first book on […]

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Bunkering at Singapore

Before 2017- bunkering at Singapore often ended up in a dispute and finally ship owner, charterer and ship staff remains at receiving end of the loss. Under pressure of vessel departure, and lack of much support from anywhere, ship staff settles the dispute hurriedly and accepts the loss. In the case of Cappuccino bunkering, bunker shortage is discovered after few hours or days […]

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IBF and Seafarers

What IBF ( The International Bargaining Forum) does for seafarers? Maritime industry is a unique multinational industry, where standardization of pay is paramount to protect seafarers. Therefore The International Bargaining Forum (IBF) was established in 2003, for collective bargaining of wages and condition of employment in the marine industry. Below are 4 major workings of IBF; Pay […]

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New conventions and amendments 1st July 2016.

Below are 2 new conventions and amendments which are expected to enter into force from 1st July 2016. 1 July 2016 – SOLAS – container weight verification Amendments to SOLAS chapter VI. This was long pending issue and considered major cause of instability on container ship; or even severe accidents. Wrong declaration of cargo weight in container is very common, which […]

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Famous marine salvages

The legal concept that a marine salvor is entitled to a reward for the saving of imperilled marine property has been a recognized part of the admiralty law for more than 3,000 years. SALCON 89 – International convention on Salvage 1989, replaced an old salvage convention adopted in Brussels in 1910, there was “‘no cure, […]

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Shore staff – 2015 Job concerns

The 7th maritime employee survey carried out by Halcyon Recruitment and online training provider Coracle, which includes 3000 respondents from various backgrounds of  brokers, charterers, traders, senior management, technical, HSEQ, P&I, legal, insurance, vessel operators, liner trades, HR, crewing, admin, finance etc. The result shows that the majority of shore based employees across the shipping sector believe that the […]

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Shipping confidence level

As per shipping adviser Moore Stephens, overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell in the three months to November 2015, it is hovering at lowest level since this survey was started in the year 2008. Facts of this shipping confident survey are as below; This survey is carried out every 3 months and results published, it […]

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Smartphone apps for seafarers

There are 1.6 million apps in Google play  and 1.5 million in Apple app store, Amazon App store has 0.4million and Window phone store has 0.34 million apps. But for seafarers,  there are 10 free Smartphone apps , which every seafarers  must have. 1 .Anti-Shipping Activity Message (ASAM) App – Get news and messages about shipping piracy.  Data can eb […]

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