Several of the Laurin Maritime ships use the SAN work environment notebooks. Even more of the company’s employees on board have been given the notebooks in an effort to increase reports of near-accidents and improvement suggestions. Shipping companies can order free work environment notebooks from SAN for reporting improvement suggestions, incidents and accidents. The […]
Text, audio and video. The course on discrimination and harassment on board uses more than one medium to highlight the problems. The course will be available online after the summer, both in Swedish and English.Per Barkman, who is leading the training project for the maritime industry as a whole, says that presentation of the information […]
Almost 80% of all women working on Danish ships have been subjected to sexual harassment at some time during their maritime career. That was shown by a survey from 2015. The industry is now getting together to come to grips with the problem. Just like in Sweden, the shipping industry in Denmark has noted problems […]
Painful backs and psychological problems are common reasons for service personnel on ferries taking sick leave. Researchers at the Kalmar Maritime Academy will now try to find out what lies behind this ill health and present their solutions for reducing absence due to sickness. Service personnel have the highest sick leave figures on passenger ships. […]
Just over a year has passed since the Maritime Labour Convention, MLC, entered into force on 20 August 2013. According to the safety officer and ship inspector at the Swedish Transport Agency, Mikael H. Andersson, a handful of ships visiting Sweden were banned on the grounds of breaching the MLC. ”Above all, these were due […]
Almost three years ago, a chief mate was killed on a ship in Holmsund after being hit by a hawser that snapped. According to the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority, there were a number of shortcomings which contributed to the accident on the Dutch ship M/S Morraborg. On the morning of 3 July 2011 the cargo […]
Officers must be familiar with the equipment used on board the ship. Check that the navigation equipment has the latest program versions installed. Check your position regularly using traditional methods. Avoid updating the software while sailing, since errors can occur during the process. Exceptions may possibly be […]
Electronic navigation is fast replacing paper charts and the introduction of ECDIS is in full swing. The aim is to increase maritime safety, but there are also risks – including over-confidence in technology and unsuccessful updates. Many ships already have ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System). After a decision by the IMO (International Maritime […]
The annual review of the work environment manual for shipping is underway.
On 5 May Andreas Hultgren was given the newly established award, the Foresea prize from Insjö/Foresea, at the Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation annual awards ceremony in Stockholm. He received a prize of 5000 kronor for writing many well-formulated deviation reports during his previous duty as DP (designated person) at the Sirius shipping company.