ECDIS – the time frame is short

An article on the traning needs for ECDIS published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #2, 2012.

»We do not know if the familiarisation shall be done onboard or at a simulator on a training center. The time frame for this is short«

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New regulations not the answer

An article on the groundings of M/V Rena and the Costa Concordia published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #1, 2012.

» To change unsafe behavior regular training and commitment from the top is needed«

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New Regulations 2012

An article on New regulations 2012 published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #6, 2011.

 »The average seafarer has become heavier during the last years«

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ECDIS improves safety

An article on ECDIS published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #5, 2011

»My personal experience when carrying out inspections is that the biggest problem is on vessels that are using paper charts as their primary mean of navigation «

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OVID – new inspection regime

An article on Safety Culture published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #4, 2011.

"Quality operators will see this as an opportunity to improve their safety management systems"

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Listen to your personnel

An article on Safety Culture published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #3, 2011.

"A company culture is formed by individuals’ values, attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviour."

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Shipgaz Training certified by DNV

An article on Shipgaz Training published by Pierre Adolfsson in Shipgaz #3, 2011.

"Instead of going away for a classroom course, the training can be done in the student’s home"

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The Manila Amendments

An article on Manila amendments to the STCW code published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #1, 2011.

"This is one step towards higher quality standards for seafarers all over the world, now it is up to the administrations to implement it"

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New rules in 2011

An article on new regulations that will come in to force in 2011 published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #5, 2010.

"If the company’s other vessels have been detained or have had a high number of deficiencies the risk profile will be higher"

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Maritime Labour Convention may be here next year

An article on the Maritime Labour Convention published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #4, 2010.

"The aim of the convention is to agree on a minimum standard for maritime working and living conditions"

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Small but vital changes

An article on the new ISM code published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #2, 2010.

"There are still some companies that see the ISM code as a burden and not as the useful tool it can be"

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Bridge team without teamwork

An article on Bridge Team Management published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #1, 2010.

"Hopefully the younger generation of captains will enforce a more team oriented management style."

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The importance of training

An article on Maritime Training published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #8, 2009. 

"Shipping companies must see cadets as an investment and not as cheap labour«

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How to keep history from repeating itself

An article on Near Miss investigations published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #6, 2009. 

"If we were really good at learning from our mistakes, two similar accidents would never occur

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Don’t miss the near misses

An article on Near Miss investigations published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #5, 2009.

 "A near miss shall be investigated in the same way as a real accident. Next time the same situation occurs, your luck may have run out."

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To work we must rest

An article on Rest Hours published by Eddie Janson in Shipgaz #4, 2009.

 "Most of the time it is possible to comply with the rules by better work planning"

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TMSA – a new industry standard

An article on TMSA published by Eddie Janson in the Scandinavian Shipping Gazette #12, 2006. 

"TMSA – a new industry standard"

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