News from The Nautical Institute – August 2015

Associations, Maritime Education and Training, Reports, The Nautical Institute — By on August 28, 2015 at 2:33 PM

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Managing risk – don’t leave it to chance
There are a growing number of codes, standards and guidelines that set out how to assess and manage risk. But what do these mean in practical terms – for seafarers on board, those in command and management ashore?
The latest issue of the international maritime human element bulletin Alert! deals with that question by focusing on:
  • the new risk of cyber security
  • amendments to the ISM Code and the principles of safe manning
  • the ILO guidelines for implementing the occupational safety and health provisions of MLC
For more information,  visit the Alert! websitewhere you can download previous bulletins and videos.
Learn about the role of the Harbour Master
If you’re thinking about your options, why not consider signing up for The Nautical Institute’sself-study scheme leading to a Harbour Master’s certificate. The scheme has been updated after an extensive review involving working Harbour Masters in several countries and is applicable to many different regimes and authorities.
By completing the course of study you will gain a good grounding in what’s involved and be well prepared for the role. The scheme is supported by the Institute publication The Work of the Harbour Master, third edition.
The fee for the book and scheme is currently £540 (£378 for NI members who enjoy a 30% discount), exclusive of VAT and postage for the book. You can find out more by contacting the scheme coordinator Captain John Dickinson FNI at
What exactly does good BRM look like?
July’s e-newsletter featured a MARS reportthat highlighted how bridge resource management (BRM) must include challenging poor ergonomic design and reassessing how operators are working on the bridge when new or additional equipment is installed.
If that made you think, check out issue seven of our free magazine for all professional marine navigators,  The Navigator, which was devoted to BRM.
Tips in the Take 10 in that issue include:
  • Individuals make mistakes. These can become lessons learned through teamwork and effective use of resources
  • All team members must be involved in training and operation
  • Effective and routine navigation audits during passage are essential
  • Remember the most important screen onboard – the window.

Visit our website to read the Take 10s featured in all issues of The Navigator and build up your own Take 10 collection.

Keeping LNG safe: Capt Andrew Clifton MNI
Member exclusive: how can the LNG industry retain its unblemished safety record as the fleet expands by one-third over the next three years and the shortage of skilled and experienced personnel onboard and ashore increases? How can owners and operators source, train and retain personnel?

Captain Andrew Clifton MNI, General Manager of SIGTTO, answers these and other questions. He was speaking at the British Columbia Branch Maritime Energy Transport Conference held on 7-8 May.
Listen now to Captain Clifton’s presentation and view the accompanying slides by logging in to the Members’ Area of the Institute’s website and clicking on the blue ‘Presentations’ tab on the left hand side of your screen. Please note this presentation can only be viewed by members of The Nautical Institute. To enjoy this and other membership benefits join us now.
The hazards we can’t see for looking
Small things can trip us up because we’re so accustomed to them that we don’t see them as possible hazards. Every individual on board needs to look at what they see every day from the safety point of view and act appropriately.
Read the MARS report of a worn insulator mat that slipped and led to a dislocated shoulder – a mundane incident with unfortunate consequences that could have been avoided.
The Nautical Institute’s online MARS database is a free resource for the maritime industry and is entirely supported by ourNautical Affiliates. We would like to welcome our latest Nautical Affiliate,  BMT Surveys, and thank the company for its support for this vital resource.
No substitute for attention to detail
A lifeboat fall protection device (FPD) can’t do its job if it’s not properly attached. Attention to detail is critical when attaching a FPD and crew should be trained in FPD procedures and receive regular refresher training.

Read the MARS report of a FPD that was only attached to the davit lifting lug without passing through the lifeboat check release mechanism.
If you value our MARS reports, you will want the Institute’s free online database to get even bigger and better and reach more people. That can only happen if you, and people like you,  contribute reports. You can also help by sharing this report with your colleagues and friends and by encouraging them to access (and contribute to) the MARS database.
Get onboard for Autonomous Ships
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about autonomous ships. Tickets for The Nautical Institute conference to be held in Bristol on25-26 September are selling fast.
Book your place now to ensure that you are there to hear all about the current state of technology and how developments will affect the design of vessels and control systems. Visit the Institute’s website to view the conference brochure.
Substantial discounts are available for Nautical Institute members. Fees are inclusive of VAT and include lunch and a gala dinner.
World ECDIS Day – NI members go free
Would you welcome an opportunity to hear from your industry colleagues about their experiences with ECDIS and e-Navigation?
World ECDIS Day on 16 September in Hamburg is a non-profit industry initiative where mariners can get together to exchange ideas and evaluate issues relating to eNavigation. Better still, thanks to ChartWorld International, the main sponsor of the event, Nautical Institute members can attend entirely free of charge – representing a massive saving of €195.
Visit the Institute’s website to find out more and to register.
Events guide (discounts for NI members)
Listed below are upcoming events. If there’s a Nautical Institute event near you then why not go along and meet some like-minded souls.
CPD certificates are provided at many Nautical Institute events – please check with the event organiser.
London (NI members receive 15% discount) NI staff attending
2:00 pm Living Room, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
NI staff attending
The Old Library, Lloyds of London Bldg, 1 Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA (NI members receive 10% discount)
London, UK (NI members receive 15% discount) NI staff attending various events
Newcastle University, UK NI staff attending
HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN
NI staff attending10 September – Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference 2015
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956 (NI members receive 15% discount) 
6:00 pm  Room 218, LJMU, Byron Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF NI staff attending
Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol
6:30 pm | Skuld Office, Rödingsmarkt 20, 6 OG, DE-20459, Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany (Free for NI members) NI staff attending 
Singapore (NI members receive 15% discount)
Mast House, Sutton Road, Plymouth
Dorchester Library, The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LE NI staff attending
6:30 pm Plymouth University campus – TBC
12:30 pm | Novotel Hotel, Victoria Street, BS1 6HY, Bristol (various discounts available for NI members) NI staff attending
SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, New York (NI members receive 10% discount) NI staff attending5-9 October – Pilots and Port Logistics Conference 2015 Australian 
National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia8-9 October – Danish Maritime Fair 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
3:00 pm  | Novotel Hotel, 40 Hanover Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4LN
Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN
Further details TBA
London (NI members receive 15% discount)
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1300 Manila (NI members receive 20% discount) NI staff attending
Singapore (NI members receive 15% discount)
6:00 pm Room 218, LJMU, Byron Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeira Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates NI staff attending25-26 November – 3rd Port Security Summit 
Bremen, Germany (NI members receive 15% discount)
Between Copenhagen and Oslo, with DFDS Seaways NI staff attending
Visit the publications section of our website to download our interactive Publications List and Services brochure, listing the entire range of specialist book titles available from The Nautical Institute.
Product code: 0332
Standard Price: £35
NI Member Price: £24.50
The Work of the Harbour Master book and scheme
Product code: 0333
Standard Price: £540+VAT
NI Member Price: £378+VAT
Product code: 0336
Standard Price: £25
NI Member Price: £17.50
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Not already a member of The Nautical Institute? Join todayand enjoy these valuable benefits…
– international recognition as a maritime professional plus the ability to display your NI membership on your CV and business card
– online technical forumshelping you access the collective professional expertise of your Institute colleagues
– Seaways, our monthly journal keeping you abreast of all the latest maritime developments – now also readable online
– listen to presentationsgiven at key Institute events, courtesy of NI Radio
– the chance to meet colleagues, employers and customers at NI seminars and also via discounted entry to industry conferences and events
– a 30% discount on all Institute specialist publications and practical guides
– support for your CPD – continuing professional development and an online Jobs Board
– £100, 000 of legal defence insurance cover to protect you against criminalisation
– a representative voice at IMO and other international forums
– personal copy of The Navigator magazine
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