JOHN B. LACSON FOUNDATION MARITIME UNIVERSITY Best Practices in Maritime Education and Training “Views of a Shipowners’ Association ” 29 January 2008. Peter M Swift, MD INTERTANKO. INTERTANKO Today. 280 + members operating ca. 2800 ships
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JOHN B. LACSON FOUNDATIONMARITIME UNIVERSITYBest Practices in Maritime Education and Training“Views of a Shipowners’ Association”29 January 2008 Peter M Swift, MD INTERTANKO
INTERTANKO Today 280 + members operating ca. 2800 ships > 80% of the independent oil tanker fleet and > 85% of the chemical carrier fleet 300 + associate members: in oil and chemical tanker related businesses 15 Committees – 5 Regional Panels Principal Offices – London and Oslo Representative Offices in US and Asia Observer Status at IMO, IOPC, OECD and UNCTAD
INTERTANKO – The Voice of the Tanker Industry MISSION • To provide leadership to the Tanker Industry in serving the world with safe, environmentally sound and efficient seaborne transportation of oil, gas and chemical products. VISION FOR THE TANKER INDUSTRY • A responsible, sustainable, respected Tanker Industry, committed to continuous improvement and constructively influencing its future. ONE OF THE ASSOCIATION’S PRIMARY GOALS • Lead the continuous improvement of the Tanker Industry’s performance in striving to achieve the goals of: Zero fatalities, Zero pollution, Zero detentions
Importance of oil tanker transportation - delivering energy for the world World Oil Consumption 3.8 billion ts Transported by sea 2.4 billion ts > 60% transported by sea
The International Tanker industry is fully committed to the goals of the IMO Shipping should be: • Safe and secure • Environmentally responsible • Reliable • Efficient (Low cost) Tanker Industry today “is proud of its people and proud of its tankers”
Tanker Industry is accustomed to being under the spotlight Watched by: • Regulators • Politicians • Public Licences to trade rigorously applied by: • Flag states • Classification Societies • Insurers • Charterers Monitored by: • Coastal and Port states Good ships / good people
INTERTANKO’S Poseidon Challengeencourages all parties to commit to:- continuous improvement- working with all partners Good ships / good people
Best Practices in Maritime Education and TrainingBEST PRACTICE OF SHIPOWNERS/MANAGERS Guiding principle: Human Resources are respected as an asset, not treated as a cost !
Industry initiatives supportingrecruitment, training and retention • Raising awareness of the industry, targeting young people as well as media, politicians, regulators and the public (www.maritimefoundation.com) • Enhanced cooperation with educators/trainers • Policies for cadet berths and training facilities on ALL new ships • Programmes for maximum utilisation of cadet berths on existing ships • Developing industry standards for Tanker Officer Training, covering proficiency and experience • Running seminars and workshops for officers and seafarers on Tanker Industry issues (e.g. vetting seminar in Manila)
Industry initiatives supportingour crew’s welfare and well-being • Speaking out against unjustified criminalisation, and challenging bad laws through the courts • Actively supporting IMO-ILO guidelines on Fair Treatment of Seafarers (in event of Maritime Accident) • Campaigning for improved conditions for shore access when security constraints active • Working to reduce multiple and overlapping inspections • Promoting solutions to lessen technical and operational burden of equipment, systems and associated paperwork • Prepared guidelines for safe handling of cargoes and fuels, tank cleaning and entry, and lobbying for better HSE information on cargoes and bunkers • Developed guidelines on implementing ILO Convention on “work and rest hours” • Promoting higher standards of accommodation as industry “norms”; (including e.g. broadband, etc.)
Best Practices in Maritime Education and Training Institutions • The institution(s) should have a recognised management system (e.g. ISO 9001) and be audited regularly • The institution(s) should work closely with industry – to understand their needs (general and specific) and to ensure familiarity with latest industry issues and practices • The lecturers and trainers should be competent, of a consistent high standard, and qualified as course designers and trainers • The courses offered by the institution(s) should be focused on competence gaps for both sea-going and shore based staff, and should be externally verifiable • Courses should be designed with clear measurable objectives/ deliverables; and assessments should be realistic • Course contents should be verifiable against recognised industry/international standards; (in addition to formal STCW requirements, etc. should cover competence in ship handling, cargo handling, et al)
Best Practices in Maritime Education and Training Institutions • The facilities and the equipment should be “fit for purpose”, and meet industrial standards • The institution(s) should utilise a variety of technologies in the delivery of their course and not only instructor led training (ILT) • Commitment of all (institution, staff, industry) to “continuous improvement” FURTHER GOOD PRACTICE: • The institution should be affiliated to an international education and training association, • There should be cross-fertilisation across the disciplines (faculties, students and programmes) in the institution • Courses should include “Education for Life” subjects
TOTS - Tanker Officer Training Standards(new INTERTANKO initiative) • Covers officer competences and training, as well as time in rank and time with company • An alternative approach to oil companies’ “Officer Matrix” requirements, based upon “Time in Rank” and “Years with the Operator” • Incorporates training modules onboard and ashore, as well as verification processes • TMSA compatible Addresses “Quality and Experience”
Thank you For more information, please visit: www.intertanko.com www.poseidonchallenge.com www.shippingfacts.com www.maritimefoundation.com