01 Apr 2020

Maritime training institutions (MTIs) play a key role in the overall safety of the maritime industry by ensuring only competent seafarers are certified. Quality Standard Systems (QSS) enable MTIs to deliver competent seafarers using a process approach to designing and delivering courses. Since the sinking of the Titanic, the world community has been concerned with the competencies of mar...

01 Apr 2020

Benefits for Maritime Companies Environmental accidents in the maritime industry get quick media attention. ISO 14001 does not guarantee that maritime accidents will not happen. It does, however, get organizations to consider their operations from a lifecycle perspective of minimizing the impact of their operations on the environment. The maritime industry has for a while now been ...

26 Sep 2019

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or Causal Analysis when applied correctly should help to prevent the recurrence and occurrence of similar issues within the organization. Why then is such little time, money and or effort afforded to it? Heroes save the day! Yet again! How often have we come across news articles that laud those who manage the crisis, stop the plane from crashing or save the p...

16 Sep 2019

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The ISM code when implemented in 1998 was meant to encourage organizations to take ownership for the safe operations of their ship and the safety of the environment they operate within. 21 years hence and the benefit of the ISM code is still being debated. Has it been a boon or a burden to the maritime industry? Given the number or maritime accidents and loss of lives most would opine...