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

25.04.2014 - 09:43 GMT

No ban on Filipino seafarers

At the Committee on the Safety of the Sea (COSS) held 23 April, EU Member States endorsed the recommendation from the European Commission not to de-recognise Filipino seafarer certificates of...... More

17.04.2014 - 10:27 GMT

Decision day looms for Filipino seafarers

On 23 April the EU Committee on Safety of Sea (COSS) will meet to decide on the possible ban of Filipino seafarers. This possible ban follows the submission of a report by the European Maritime...... More

24.08.2012 - 11:29 GMT

Entry into force of MLC 2006 brings EU law into force

Following the ratifications by Russia and the Philippines in August, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) has now reached the required threshold (30 signatures and 33% of the world’s fleet...... More

24.08.2012 - 11:21 GMT

ILO confirms MLC 2006 to enter into force in 2013

Following on from Weekly News 33 where we reported that the Senate of the Philippines, the final signatory party, unanimously passed Resolution No. 829, the International Labour Organization (ILO)...... More

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Dr Phillip Belcher
Director, Marine
P: +44 20 7977 7033

Adele Robinson
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