3rd Nov 2017 The Nautical Institute Command Seminar
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3rd Nov 2017 The Nautical Institute Command Seminar

November 27, 2017 @ 9:52 am

Navigation Accidents and their Causes

The Nautical Institute Command Seminar took place on Nov 3rd 2017.
The topic was “Navigation Accidents and their Causes”. With over 2500 shipping casualties, including 80+ losses reported annually, the issue affects us all.

Seminar program

Pictures from the event are here. 



The Nautical Institute Command Seminars – Future-proofing through training


Training and professional development needs to be addressed at the highest level if we are to continue to improve maritime safety, concluded attendees at The Nautical Institute’s 2017 Command Seminar series.

At the most recent event, held in Cyprus, attendees emphasised that it is important to ensure continuity in the maritime profession, making sure that seafarers make the most of new technology, while maintaining existing skills and knowledge. “New technologies will be used to support the Master’s decision, but mentoring and training need to be intensified in the new context of digitalisation,” said speaker Captain Alexander Legowski of OL Shipping.

Over the course of 2017, more than 500 people from a broad spectrum across the industry, from cadets to sailing Masters and senior industry figures, have attended The Nautical Institute’s five Command Seminars. The seminars were based around the theme of navigation accidents and their causes, looking in some detail at how the industry can best cope with the changes expected over the next 15 years. Concerns include:
• The need to address the human element in maritime incidents
• The problem of fatigue, and false reporting of working hours
• Challenges of increasing automation on board ship, including autonomous vessels
• Ensuring training is properly carried out – and that the results are monitored.

The Nautical Institute will be working through its position at the IMO and through its professional networks to produce and implement resolutions to these issues. Measures already put in place to address these issues include providing formal professional training for navigation assessors, the establishment of an ice navigator qualification, and the relaunch of its flagship Command Scheme, which provides Masters and aspiring Masters with a thorough grounding that goes well beyond the minimum STCW standards.


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For more information please contact Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing and Marketing, The Nautical Institute + 44 (0)20 7928 1351, bh@nautinst.org

For all information on the Command Seminar Series, visit The Nautical Institute website



Platinum sponsor             TRANSAS

Gold sponsor                     STEAMSHIP MUTUAL

National GOLD sponsors:     KVH,        SCF Management,      The American Club

National Silver sponsors: Orolia, The Standard, Xaloc

National Bronze sponsors: Albatross, Alere Toxicology, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Britannia,
Columbia Shipmanagement, CyMare, Fleet Management Limited, GAC,
Intership Navigation, Marlow Navigation, Marsh, MSM, Norwegian Hull Club,
Österreichischer Lloyd (CYPRUS) LTD, Seagull, Seamaster Maritima,
The Swedish Club, V.Ships

Supporters                       IFSMA, InterManager, CSC



1 Causes and contributing factors with case studies

5 Human performance and limitations – how can future technology and infrastructure help reduce

6 Connected Ship and Cybersecurity

7 Is shipboard technology a help or a hindrance

8 Managing vessels in harsh polar conditions

9 Onboard training & mentoring the future generation

10 How important is mentoring in training ETV crew


November 27, 2017
9:52 am


Nautical Institute Cyprus