Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you go about your work beyond any initial training. It is a record of what you experience, learn and then apply.
IHMA is developing a set of international occupational standards that will help harbour masters around the world assess their competence and support their career development.
IHMA recognizes that some countries already have well developed CPD schemes for harbour masters. IHMA CPD is designed to support harbour masters in countries where there is no national scheme currently available and who are members of IHMA.
In November 2021, the UK will host COP26, the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate…
There is an introduction to Maritime Confidential Incident Reporting to be found here: www.chirpmaritime.org otherwise known as CHIRP.
Each quarter CHIRP publishes a journal Maritime FEEDBACK, and edition No 64 was issued in August 2021. See here: https://www.chirpmaritime.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/MFB-64-August-2021-72dpi-RGB-for-online.pdf
At the same time CHIRP issued its106-page Annual Digest of Reports and Insight Articles 2020.
This is available for download here: https://www.chirpmaritime.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Annual-digest-2020-72dpi-RGB-online-edition-v4-2.pdf
On 1 October the (UK) Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) safety digest 2/2021 was published. This provides a collection of lessons learned from marine accidents and their investigation. This latest collection of cases (volume 2 of 2021) details accidents involving vessels from the merchant, fishing and recreational sectors.
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