Manoeuvring a ship is an art which when coupled with scientific principles leads to a complete mastery of the subject. Traditional education does not address the practical aspects of ship handling.
Despite having modern equipment on the bridge, accidents still occur. Poor Bridge Teamwork has often been cited as the main reason for these mishaps.
With the development of modern and faster ships and a need to run them more economically, by reducing manpower, the number of marine casualties has increased in the recent past.
In present times, with minimum manning on board vessels and hectic schedules, it is vital to optimize all resources available. A skilled member of the ship's staff, as a resource, is invaluable to the smooth running of the vessel.
Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTCs) carry expensive and delicate cargo, which requires special care during loading, carrying and discharging.
Increase awareness of dangers involved in carriage of dangerous goods and preventive measures that can be adopted for safeguarding the vessel and its crew in case of an eventuality
Emergencies can occur on even the most modern passenger ship. Only a well-trained crew can mitigate the effects of such an emergency and take care of passengers through good organization.
All vessels need to be well maintained, both technically and cosmetically.
The world today is witnessing a rapid environmental degradation. In present times, with the alarming rise of marine pollution and its impact on the globe, the maritime industry has come under closer scrutiny.
The emergence of new trading routes across ice-bound areas, coupled with global warming and advances in ship-building technology, has generated new opportunities for ship-owners and operators.