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

23.01.2015 - 11:04 GMT

INTERTANKO takes part in Places of Refuge consultations with EC

INTERTANKO attended the first public consultation with industry on Place of Refuge guidelines produced by the European Commission and raised concerns over their provision. The draft guidelines can ...... Login to view this article

16.01.2015 - 11:17 GMT

IMO issues updated guidance on rescue of refugees at sea

Following on from our previously published article where we detailed the International Chamber of Shipping’s (ICS) guidance entitled Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea: Guidance on Ensuring the...... Login to view this article

09.01.2015 - 12:00 GMT

INTERTANKO Human Element in Shipping Committee minutes available

The Human Element in Shipping Committee met in London on 25 and 26 November 2014, where a number of issues were discussed and benefited from presentations by Dr. Christine van Winkelen of Henley...... Login to view this article

09.01.2015 - 11:44 GMT

USCG – seafarers' access to maritime facilities

The US Coast Guard has proposed a requirement for each owner or operator of a facility regulated by the Coast Guard to implement a system that provides seafarers and other individuals with access...... Login to view this article


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Dr Phillip Belcher
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