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Gravely short of manpower the Indian Maritime Administration appears to be in a critical state



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Following its formation, the International Institute of Marine Surveying – Indian Chapter, which remained dormant since its announcement more than a year back will now take on a more active role

Posted to Marine Surveyors Unite by Joseph Fonseca on 2/22/2012 1:51:47 PM | with 0 comments


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Whilst training institutes can play a greater role in enhancing quality, shipping company also need to do their bit and work closely with the institutes

Posted to Is Manpower quality destroying us? by Joseph Fonseca on 1/30/2012 2:12:48 PM | with 1 comments


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The Indian administration interacts with shipping trade in an endeavor to curb accidents



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India calls for strong measures to rein in piracy



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MSC loss in Chitra collision crosses $ 100 million
Losses mount for MSC as there is no single central authority to give direction and take necessary measures



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Complacency - a major cause of ship accidents
Various causes of ship accidents are different manifestations of complacency



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Failure to carry out fumigation according to best management practices on board cause death and casualties



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The present teaching system does not guarantee that the student has learnt. A movement is therefore gathering momentum to change this to a learning process wherein seafarers will be able to operate efficiently, safely and securely.

Posted to Move to give STCW a slant on learning by Joseph Fonseca on 9/6/2010 2:01:04 PM | with 0 comments


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Armed guards preferred while traversing the Somalian waters

Posted to Use armed guards against the pirates by Joseph Fonseca on 9/1/2010 4:21:23 PM | with 0 comments


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