Nautical Institute News - June 2022


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A message from our CEO

CEO opening remarks

Recent NI 50th Anniversary events have reminded us of the global and yet powerful regional influence of the maritime and shipping communities.
 In British Columbia, Canada, the focus was on the Arctic regions and the importance of international collaboration if vessels are to operate safely.  This event shone a spotlight on improvements and developments in ice-charting and forecasting as well as other operational issues.
 One key insight was provided by a live abandonment exercise of personnel onto the ice.  The lessons learned will offer real improvements in our ability to respond to shipboard emergencies in such remote areas.
 In San Francisco the importance of the merchant marine as a strategic support to national policies was examined.  The capability of merchant shipping to provide economic and defence-related security was an underpinning theme to the conference.  While in the city, we were able to join a ceremony in which World War 2 veterans from the merchant marine were recognised for their commitment and sacrifices.
Next we head for one of the key global centres for shipping in Greece where we will attend Posidonia.  A small commemorative reception will be held to mark our 50 years and we will take the opportunity to conduct important mariner surveys to guide our future initiatives.  We will be in Posidonia from 6th to 10th June - visit us on stand 1.221 /8.


Free online - A new era in on board safety

Smart Ship technologies and the Internet of Things (IOT) could usher in a new era of on board safety, says Captain Ian Read, in this month's free article from Seaways. Over the years, shipping has relied heavily on administrative procedures to address human element factors, but this approach has had diminishing returns. Now, smart technology and wearables could provide an overview of crew location and working hours in real time to create a smarter Control of Work methodology and improve safety on the ground. This approach is known as Digitalisation of Behavioural Based Safety.

You can read the full article here.


In Seaways this month

The Nautical Institute's President, Jillian Carson-Jackson FNI, looks back on an unusual and uniquely challenging two years as President; at the changes that have been instituted, and what is yet to come. Henk Hensen explores how vessels can manoeuvre without tugs, both in normal port situations where tugs are unavailable, and under emergency conditions. Detailed descriptions of potential manoeuvres, safety considerations and a discussion on bow usage and design complete an in-depth article. Jeff Parfitt FNI reflects on the successful introduction of the UK's fishing vessel safety scheme, backed by the NI, which has resulted in the development and launch of a new auditor training scheme, and lays out what comes next. Michael Lloyd FNI continues the debate on pilot safety with a call for a look at the surrounding circumstances. Our regular IMO update looks at changes coming from the Pollution Prevention and Response Committee. Ahead of the AGM event in Plymouth, the Annual Report provides a round-up of NI activity throughout the year.

This month's Seaways, available to members here.


MARS 202223

Port to port plan off point

Good planning is key to successful pilotage and Master/Pilot Exchange (MPX)  – but it is important to be alert to changes in circumstance that do not match the plan.

In good weather and in darkness, a tanker took on two pilots for port entry in the early morning hours (03:00). According to reports, there was a perfunctory Master/Pilot exchange after which one of the pilots took the con. The inbound passage plan had been prepared by the crew and the ECDIS charts marked with ‘No Go’ areas and parallel indexing. However, the actual pilot boarding area was not the same as the one detailed in the original plan. The vessel was not on the planned route –it was significantly to the east of the leading lights that indicated the safe entry course.

You can read the full report here


The Navigator tackles a perennial problem

The Nautical Institute's free magazine The Navigator offers advice on how to spot signs of fatigue in yourself and others and some suggestions for mitigation.

This is not just a personal issue but a systemic one, and The Nautical Institute takes the opportunity to call for change at every level. "Manning levels need to be equal to work load, this might mean sending support personnel to certain ports or even adding an additional officer full time. Decent food and access to exercise needs to be provided and crews trained in both the risks and mitigation techniques." writes David Patraiko in the introduction.
The Navigator is available to download free here.


What the NI means to me

"Membership has enhanced my professional exposure and helped me to continuously improve myself. I really feel that my voice will be heard in the industry, as I can share my ideas and gain updated knowledge through being a part of The Nautical Institute." Thilanka Sirimanna, Associate Fellow and member of the Institute's Younger Members' Council
From networking, to free online courses, to staying abreast of the latest industry developments, to protecting yourself against criminalisation - membership of The Nautical Institute offers many valuable benefits. The Institute is committed to promoting best practice and safety throughout the maritime industry. Have you considered bringing your professionalism to The Nautical Institute? Find out more here.


MARS 202225

Winch won't stop

A safety alert from the US Coast Guard highlights a potential danger with boat recovery. A rescue boat was being recovered after normal deployment and maintenance. When the davit operator tried to stop the winch, the hoist button, emergency stop and limit switch circuits all failed to stop the winch from hoisting. Fortunately, personnel were able to disconnect the electrical power via the 480V main breaker before the boat hit the davit, avoiding serious damages and injury to personnel.

You can read the full report here.
MARS is a vital resource that's free to read online because of the support of our Nautical Affiliates. Please encourage your organisation to become a Nautical Affiliate partner of the Institute and a supporter of the MARS database.


Short courses - Behavioural competency assessor

Course date: 20 - 24 June 2022
Location: Online - Zoom
The Nautical Institute’s Competency Assessor course has been designed to provide industry guidance for participants and offers support and direction to participants who carry out assessments onboard vessels under voyage conditions.
Who is the course aimed at? 
It is recommended that participants have experience in senior management on board ships or office staff ashore performing onboard assessments.
Applications will also be considered from applicants who can demonstrate an equivalent level of professional service/experience in the maritime sector.
To find out what you can expect to take away from this course and to book your place, please visit: Behavioural competencyassessor.


Events guide

The Institute has a network of over 50 branches worldwide and many organise local events, some of which may not be listed below. Check with your local Nautical Institute branch for details of their activities.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus pandemic some events may not be able to be delivered as planned. We recommend you check with the organiser to confirm details of specific events.

6-10 June:The Nautical Institute at Posidonia 2022
Posidonia, Metropolitan Expo

04 July: Technical Seminar - Li-Ion Battery Fires in Vehicle Cargoes
HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London, UK

6 - 8 July: The Future Professional Mariner NI 50th Anniversary Conference & AGM hosted by the South West England Branch at the University of Plymouth, City Centre Campus, Plymouth, UK

21 July: Technical Seminar - Perspectives for New Zealand's Coastal Shipping
Auckland, New Zealand

4 - 5 August: 6th Oil Spill India 2022 (Conference & Exhibition) (10% discount for NI members). Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, India

20 - 21 September:  Over the Horizon: What challenges does the future hold and who will lead us through them  NI 50th Anniversary Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

28 September:  New Technologies for Greener Shipping NI 50th Anniversary Conference in Karachi, Pakistan

22 - 24 November: CrewConnect Global 2022 (20% discount for NI members). Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Philippines