Human Element

INTERTANKO’s Council established a new committee in 2005 focusing on the human element in recognition of the crucial importance of this aspect to the tanker industry and to all aspects of the Association’s technical and operational work.

This committee is called the Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC).

In addition to considering the attraction, training and retention of seafarers, this group inter alia will examine the interaction of the human element with aspects of ship design and operation, and the development of enhanced compliance cultures.

This is an extension of ongoing work to share information, to develop best practice guides, and to consider the possible need for modified legislation. The group's work will also focus on human "compliance" related issues.

It is also a further INTERTANKO initiative to lead the continuous improvement of the Tanker Industry’s performance in striving to achieve the goals of zero fatalities, zero pollution and zero detentions.

Latest Human Element Updates

25.07.2014 - 10:21 GMT

Maritime Labour Convention grace period nearly up

Various Port State Control (PSC) MoUs decided to take a pragmatic view of the Convention during its first year. By this they meant that they would look to issue deficiency notices rather than give...... Login to view this article

18.07.2014 - 10:18 GMT

World Maritime University request for assistance in seafarer survey

World Maritime University (WMU) is a partner in two research projects for the EC looking at problems faced by seafarers. The two projects, CyClaDes and MARE-WINT, are briefly outlined below. The...... Login to view this article

04.07.2014 - 11:20 GMT

MPHRP calls for funds to support crew of the Albedo

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has launched an appeal to support the seafarers recently released from over four years of captivity from the vessel Albedo . This appeal ...... Login to view this article

09.05.2014 - 15:57 GMT

Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme report released

The latest report from the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has been released, detailing the fine and active work that the organisation undertakes in its attempts to relieve...... Login to view this article

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CONTACT

Dr Phillip Belcher
Director, Marine
E:
phillip.belcher@intertanko.com
P: +44 20 7977 7033

Adele Robinson
Assistant Manager, Marine
E:
adele.robinson@intertanko.com
P: +44 20 7977 7010