Being a good leader and a good manager can be a heavy challenge, not least on a ship. As a captain you must live with your decisions around the clock; you must be clear and decisive when required, but at the same time you are part of the social community onboard. The autumn SAN conference will have leadership as its overall theme. This will be reflected in the newspaper, in which we will take up various aspects of leadership during the year. In this issue, for example, you are given guidance for planning and carrying out talks with employees who, you suspect, have problems with alcohol or other drugs.
Another area which we plan to emphasise is the constant work of the safety committees. Every year there are over 70 safety officers trained by SEKO seafarers, and their great efforts in the work environment on ships is something well worth describing.
We will of course also follow international work environment events such as the revision of STCW in Manila in June, and the continued work for the implementation of the ILO maritime super-convention.
Enjoy your reading!
editor, San News