Week of September 17, 2018 in Maritime Safety, Security and Leadership…

Quicker and easier than falling asleep…

Harry Potter asks his godfather’s spirit, “Does it hurt?” after he’d passed away.  The answer Sirius Black gave was, “Dying?  Not at all. Quicker and easier than falling asleep.”

That answer may be familiar to enclosed space victims. 

What are we reading and researching this week?

MASS – Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships

Autonomous vehicles, whether road, air or water are hot ticket and topic items.  The concept of the “hype cycle” recently crossed our desks with regard to autonomous cars/trucks.  It appears they have entered the Trough of Disillusionment.  With MASS on the rise towards the Peak of Inflated Expectations, are the proponents of them ready for the voyage through the trough?

Some additional reading on the topic :

DNV – Autonomous and Remotely Operated Ships – Class Guideline – September 2018
IMAREST – Autonomous Report – Putting the Human Back in the Headlines – 2018

Books on the night stand :

Golden Stripes : Leadership on the High Seas by VS Parani
Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World by Meredith Broussard

Files added to Madden Maritime this past week :

Transport Malta – Kea Trader Grounding – July 2017
Isle of Man – Sally Ann C Enclosed Space Injuries – March 2015
CHIRP – Maritime Feedback – Issue 52 – 09/2018
CHIRP – Insight Article – Rigging of Combination Ladders
CHIRP – Maritime Feedback – Issue 51 – 06/2018
Marshall Islands : Maritime Safety Advisory 23-18 : Confined Space Incidents
Gard P&I : Confined Space Poster
Gard P&I : Dangerous Gases Poster
Gard P&I : Case Study : Entry Into Enclosed Space

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