Personnel recruitment in the maritime sector has to comply with international and national requirements regarding the competence levels expected for rank. Shortage of qualified seafarers, especially officers, have been identified as a global issue that is likely to worsen in the future. For Crew Managers this may impose a challenge on hiring the right people for the job.
There has been a positive trend for the Norwegian International Ship (NIS) register over the past 3 years, with more ship-owners registering their vessels back to Norwegian flag. According to Olav Akselsen, Director of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), ‘more than 230 vessels have been registered in NIS since 2014, most of them coming back to Norwegian flag due to changed operational terms for the owners’.
The ‘Seagull Bulletin’ was launched in November 2017 as a complimentary feature for users of the Seagull Training Administrator (STA) and registered users on the Seagull website. Several of our customers have started using the feature and among them is Grieg Star.
Sinochem Shipping Co.Ltd. has just signed a long-term agreement with Seagull Maritime to deliver cost-effective and competence-increasing learning onboard their entire fleet of chemical tankers through its subsidiary company Shanghai Huaxing Crew Management Co. Ltd. To effectively gain advantage in the chemical trade, with its fierce international competition, Sinochem Shipping see it as an obligation for themselves and their customers to implement a training scheme allowing their crew to be at the top of the class.
A very important element in any sort of training is to take away the passive act of just watching and listening. We want to have the learner engaged in the topic and make reflections based on their own experience.
Project MARTHA, a fatigue study to the maritime industry, highlights growing levels of fatigue, especially among Masters and Watch-Keepers.
Seagull Maritime have now added a new Training Analytics tool enabling Training Managers to pre-define customized training activity reports and receive these regularly through e-mail, giving you accurate information needed to take action.
Supplementing Seagull’s comprehensive library, we are delighted to present three new first-rate e-learning modules for the fourth quarter of 2016. Developed in response to a huge demand for training on Social Media awareness, we released an engaging module on this topic in collaboration with MTI Network. A separate Press release was sent on this and we have already received massive response from both existing and new clients about this module.
Fatigue is generally described as the state of feeling tired, weary or sleepy due to prolonged mental or physical work, anxiety, exposure to harsh environments or loss of sleep. The result of fatigue is poor performance and diminished alertness. In the shipping industry the effects of fatigue are particularly dangerous and is often a major factor in large accidents at sea. Not only can such accidents have major consequences for the safety for those onboard the vessel but also possess a major environmental threat
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