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.
22.11.2013 - 10:50 GMT
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On 18 November, the European Commission adopted a long-awaited proposal for the inclusion of seafarers working on EU-flagged vessels in a number of EU directives. Currently, certain EU labour...... Login to view this article
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INTERTANKO Participates in Young Shipping Professional Seminar, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Young Shipping Professional Network (YSPN) held a seminar last week at which INTERTANKO was invited to present views on attracting more young people into the industry, and on the wider...... Login to view this article
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EMSA complete second audit of Philippines maritime training sector
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) conducted its follow-up audit of the maritime training establishments and the Philippines Maritime Administration for compliance with the Convention on...... Login to view this article
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INTERTANKO holds ad hoc Human Element meeting in Manila
Chaired by the Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) Chair John Adams, INTERTANKO held a one day ad hoc meeting on the human element in Manila. The idea was to bring together those INTERTANKO...... Login to view this article
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