Costa probe blames the human element

IMO to meet this month to consider recommendations from inquiry into Italian disaster The long-awaited official Italian report on the investigation into the Costa Concordia disaster last year has concluded that ‘the human element is the root cause’. But the 173-page report also highlights a series of technical and design shortcomings that resulted in ‘immediate…

Been there, done that… a recipe for success?

A debate is raging about the future of the superintendent’s role — much of it focusing on the thorny question of whether superintendents need to have been to sea or sailed in the highest ranks to do their job well The Maritime HR Forum — an association of 60 shipping employers who come together to benchmark salary data for the shipping…