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

17.10.2014 - 11:31 GMT

Updates to OCIMF Crew Matrix requirements

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has advised us that in addition to providing details for the “time in rank”, the crew matrix requirements on their website have been amended to...... Login to view this article

17.10.2014 - 11:10 GMT

Sick seafarers prevented from gaining medical assistance

Following on from the issue on ebola, INTERTANKO has been informed of several incidents where seafarers are being prevented from gaining access to shoreside medical support. In one recent incident...... Login to view this article

08.08.2014 - 10:29 GMT

The Seamen’s Church Institute releases Seafarer Shore Leave survey results

The Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Centre for Seafarer’s Rights conducted its 13th annual Seafarer Shore Leave Survey during the week of May 18-24, 2014. During the survey week, port ministries ...... Login to view this article

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


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Dr Phillip Belcher
Director, Marine
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