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The Command Team and the Designated Person – Expectations, training, qualifications and competence. Glasgow 9 th October 2008. The Designated Person. “Am I able to fulfil my role effectively?” Jon Gray, Inserve Yachts Ltd. “Am I able to fulfil my role effectively?”.

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the command team and the designated person expectations training qualifications and competence

The Command Team and the Designated Person – Expectations, training, qualifications and competence

Glasgow

9th October 2008

the designated person

The Designated Person

“Am I able to fulfil my role effectively?”

Jon Gray, Inserve Yachts Ltd

am i able to fulfil my role effectively
“Am I able to fulfil my role effectively?”
  • What I think ISM wants from the DP
  • How I / we try to achieve what is wanted
  • What is learnt on the way
  • The effectiveness of the role
what i think the ism code wants
What I think the ISM Code wants
  • Ensure safe operations
  • Link between ship and the shore
  • Direct access to highest levels
  • Monitoring operations
  • Ensuring adequate resources and support
what some think the ism code wants
What some think the ISM Code wants
  • Response to emergencies
  • Run the safety management system
how i we try to achieve what is wanted
How I / we try to achieve what is wanted
  • Safe operations
    • Ensure adequate systems
    • Verify experienced, qualified and trained crew
    • Encourage risk assessment
    • Provide / facilitate training
    • Monitor
how i we try to achieve what is wanted1
How I / we try to achieve what is wanted
  • Link between ship and shore
    • Via Captain
    • Safety meetings
    • Anonymous
    • Personal
  • By provision of :
    • Support / advice
    • Independent view
    • Formal link
    • Sounding board
    • Use of regulations
how i we try to achieve what is wanted2
How I / we try to achieve what is wanted
  • Direct access to highest levels
    • Why?
    • What is highest level?
      • M D
      • Owner’s representative
      • Owner
      • Owning company
      • Designated Person
    • What if DP is low level?
    • What if DP is technical head?
how i we try to achieve what is wanted3
How I / we try to achieve what is wanted
  • Direct access to highest levels
    • Regular report
    • Report of defects / concerns
    • Non conformity
    • Formal letter if needed
how i we try to achieve what is wanted4
How I/ we try to achieve what is wanted
  • Monitoring operations
    • Monthly reports (incident reports Link 1, risk assessments, safety officer inspections, safety meetings, drills, maintenance records, defects)
    • DP Visits
      • Visit Reports Link 2
      • Job List Link 3
    • Audits
how i we try to achieve what is wanted5
How I / we try to achieve what is wanted
  • Ensuring adequate resources and support
    • Liaison with technical, personnel and commercial departments, owner’s representatives
    • Explanation of regulations and needs
    • Possible policing
what i have learnt on the way
What I have learnt on the way
  • It isn’t easy
  • Many auditors / consultants have a simplistic view
  • Bulk carriers and mega yachts have the same issues – but in different ways
  • Commercial pressure
  • Problems
  • Take action and be honest
commercial pressure
Commercial Pressure
  • Bulk carrier on US$100,000 + a day
  • Yacht on US$65,000 + a day
problems
Problems
  • Manning levels
  • Lack of knowledge / understanding
  • Drills / training
  • Language
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of time
  • Blame culture
problems1
Problems
  • Assumption
  • Macho image
  • Not reporting defects
  • Poor treatment of crew
  • Taking ships over too quickly
take action and be honest
Take action and be honest
  • Tell it like it is
  • Support the crew
  • Report to Class / Flag the problems, along with the corrective actions
  • Put everything in writing and communicate clearly
summary
Summary
  • 1. What I think ISM wants from the DP
  • 2. How I / we try to achieve what is wanted
  • 3. What is learnt on the way
summary1
Summary
  • Am I right in assuming that I know what ISM wants?
summary2
Summary
  • Am I right in assuming that I know what ISM wants?
  • Maybe not, but who really knows?
summary3
Summary
  • Am I right in assuming that I know what ISM wants?
  • Maybe not, but who really knows?
  • Training is to be provided to DPs but who is doing that and how?
  • Are DPs involved at the IMO and other bodies?
summary4
Summary
  • Have I achieved what is wanted?
summary5
Summary
  • Have I achieved what is wanted?
  • Probably not fully, but there are obstacles
summary6
Summary
  • Have I achieved what is wanted?
  • Probably not, but there are obstacles
  • Have I addressed the problems?
summary7
Summary
  • Have I achieved what is wanted?
  • Probably not, but at less than senior management level , it is difficult
  • Have I addressed the problems?
  • Probably not fully, but we attempt to, and show that we have attempted to
summary8
Summary
  • Am I able to fulfil my role effectively?
summary9
Summary
  • Am I able to fulfil my role effectively?
  • Only with the understanding and support of all – senior management ship and shore, technical department, commercial department, owners and crew
conclusion
Conclusion

While some seafarers may have difficult lives and may see nothing positive for them from the DP, perhaps rarely hearing from him, there are some DPs who themselves are put in difficult situations and who would benefit from additional support from seafarers and shore based management alike.