Learning before incidents

Switching from reactive learning to proactive group thinking creates a stronger safety culture Learning from incidents is extremely important and over the years the industry has developed several strong methods to ensure that ‘hindsight learning’ […]

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New year, old issues

As we stare down the barrel of a new decade, let’s make a resolution as an industry to do more to protect the safety and rights of seafarers This is the first editor’s comment that […]

Trusting in safety

Shipping needs to be more proactive and transparent about its safety concerns so that we can maintain public trust in our industry and retain our autonomy The start of the year is when many people […]

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A culture of safety

While shipping has become safer, the industry must put a strong focus on safety culture and invest in training Being exposed to the day-to-day reality of the safety of life at sea throughout my career […]

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A moral minimum

All maritime players should adhere to regulation, but good companies should raise the safety bar even higher As an industry, we are used to regulation driving our safety focus. Yet, it is worth remembering that […]