The speaker line-up at the next annual Transas Global Conference confirms that the innovative digital solutions company is catching the mood at the cutting edge of vessel operations by suggesting that, properly harnessed, operations and technology can transform maritime safety as well as efficiency.
Additionally, Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director QHSE & Training, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd will share insights from the front line of merchant ship operations and training.
Meanwhile, Monica Lundh, Head of Division of Maritime Human Factors and Navigation, Chalmers University, will offer updates on the progressive study and analysis of the behaviours which inspire better training in a maritime setting. In addition, Transas has sought insights on 'lessons learned' from experts with related experience from outside the maritime sector, and has secured participation from Harry Nelson, Executive Operational Advisor to Product Safety, Airbus.
Regulation has helped to reduce some of the risks and dangers of working at sea, but it is not the complete solution. While insurers have recorded the number of incidents falling by nearly one half over the last decade, it is still the case that over 1,000 seafarers lose their lives every year. "Tough financial conditions are only likely to exacerbate risks, as added pressure to balance the books can prompt the short-cuts that compromise safe operation," Coles observes.
"At Transas, we believe we have a responsibility to drive and influence positive change within our industry," said Mr. Coles. "But we cannot do this alone. It is a duty that lies on the shoulders of every player in the sector. Bringing about change requires motivation, a vision, political support, and sustained momentum. This forum continues our drive to initiate collaborative change, while offering industry leaders the opportunity to share the solutions and strategies that will benefit their current business."