According to InterManager, as World Maritime Day embraces the role of technology in helping shipping achieve its green goals, the InterManager Ship Managers Association emphasizes the importance of keeping seafarers in mind when implementing digital solutions and new ways of working at sea.
Captain Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager, commented: “The maritime community is right to embrace new ways of operating that lead to cleaner, greener and more sustainable shipping and protect our marine environments for many generations to come. We must also ensure that we do not lose sight of those who operate our ships and bring them with us on this green journey, ensuring that the technology we install is safe to use, that appropriate training regimens are developed and that operating procedures are updated accordingly. .”
He welcomed comments from Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization and World Maritime University Alumnus, who emphasized that technological solutions for cleaner, safer and more sustainable shipping must also benefit people, and he urged the shipping industry to consider the impact of green technology on seafarers and others. marine staff.
As part of its work on behalf of ship managers and crew members, who employ a large proportion of the world’s seafarers, InterManager campaigns on safety issues to prevent worker injuries and fatalities on ships. . His current projects include the safe use of lifeboats and the identification of safe work practices in confined spaces. It has influenced a number of international ship operating regulations, notably the ISMA Code.