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.
21.03.2014 - 10:20 GMT
European Parliament rejects report on inclusion of seafarers in EU labour directives
On 18 March, the European Parliament’s Employment Committee (EMPL) rejected a report on a Commission proposal looking to include seafarers in a number of EU labour directives. To recall, the report...... Login to view this article
21.03.2014 - 10:09 GMT
Human Element in Shipping Committee has fruitful meeting in Cyprus
Moving out of London for the first time in many years, the Human Element Committee took advantage of a generous invitation by InterOrient to host the Committee in their headquarters in Limassol. Th...... Login to view this article
07.03.2014 - 10:55 GMT
INTERTANKO represented at Globalmet conference in India
Globalmet (Global maritime education & training) organised a conference in Mumbai on competence requirements of the future mariner. The guest of honour was Mr A. K. Gupta (CMD, Shipping Corporation...... Login to view this article
14.02.2014 - 10:47 GMT
Developments on the Philippines seafarer situation
In Weekly NEWS #43 2013 , INTERTANKO reported on the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit of the Philippines administration. Since that time there have been a number of developments: The...... Login to view this article
Find a specific Issue
Use the drop-down menus below to cycle through the topic/issue areas.... More