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

20.03.2015 - 11:30 GMT

INTERTANKO raises issue of refugees in Brussels

INTERTANKO attended the Stakeholders Advisory Group on Maritime Security (SAGMAS) chaired by the EC’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG-MOVE) in Brussels. On the agenda were variou...... Login to view this article

13.02.2015 - 12:05 GMT

EC seminar on creating a ‘just culture’ for occurrence reporting

The European Commission (EC) held a seminar this week looking at issues related to occurrence reporting and the creation of a ‘just culture’. In this context a just culture was one where unacceptab...... Login to view this article

30.01.2015 - 11:03 GMT

UAE – Port of Fujairah issues notice on offshore passes

The port of Fujairah has announced that offshore passes will not be issued to persons holding “visit visa” or “visa on arrival”. Those intending to attend a vessel at either of the anchorages at...... Login to view this article

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


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Dr Phillip Belcher
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