Literature & links

Teamwork across cultures: Communication in multinational seafaring crews

22nd International Congress for Cross-Cultural Psychology,15-19 July 2014, Reims, France

Type: Conference paper Author: Michael Brenker Publication year: 2014 Publisher:

The Human Element (1) - Alert! Maritime Education & Training (Video)

Issue 1 Bulletin contains: * One Naval Architect's view of the Human Factor * Just waiting to happen...A Marine Engineering perspective * Exploring the human element: The International Maritime Organisation * A user-centred design approach to the fitting of AIS * Accident Investigation Reports

Type: other Author: The Nautical Institute Publication year: 2012 Publisher: The Nautical Institute

The Human Element - a guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry

This guides explaines fundamental aspects of human behaviour.

Type: other Author: D. Gregory, P. Shanahan Publication year: 2010 Publisher: The Stationary Office (TSO)


This literature review focuses on safety issues related to the crews and gives examples of what kinds of errors are the most common to happen. Intercultural cooperation, communication, fatigue and the language skills of a seafarer are the most important issues that contribute to maritime safety on the individual level. The results show that more training in understanding other cultures is needed. Also improvements in teaching English to seafarers are suggested. The final chapter presents possible information sources for studying crew competences in the Baltic Sea, which is a field of study not yet covered at all.

Type: other Author: Berg et al Publication year: 2013 Publisher: University of turku

The Swedish Maritime Administration’s Code of Statutes

The Swedish Maritime Administration’s regulations and general advice on safety arrangements and safety measures on board ships

Type: Rules and standards Author: Swedish Maritime Administration Publication year: 2005 Publisher: Swedish Maritime Administration


This study explores and disseminates the success factors of UCD from which seafarers believe they can benefit as ship users. Such is done by cross-examining data from two focus group interviews comprised predominantly by participants with seagoing experience. The results show that the participants perceive UCD as an added value in terms of physical, cognitive, psychosocial and organizational improvements. Communication between stakeholders, usability, safety and satisfaction are a few of the categories that result from the identified success factors

Type: Conference paper Author: N A Costa, M Lützhöft Publication year: 2014 Publisher:

Tool: Usability Sample Size Calculator

This calculator will generate a usability sample size recommendation based on a few key questions. It is based on the best references available and our experience conducting hundreds of usability studies over the years.

Type: other Author: Blink UX Publication year: Publisher:

Training (20) - Alert! Maritime Education & Training (Video)

Issue 20 contains:; The cadet training experience; Post-graduate Certificate in Maritime Education and Training; Are your seafarers competent?; Continuing professional development...a notion of life-long learning; Grounding of a Ro-Ro passenger ferry

Type: other Author: The Nautical Institute Publication year: 2012 Publisher: The Nautical Institute

Transnational Seafarer Communities

This report summarises the main findings of a study on consideration of social dynamics of multinational crewing aboard merchad cargo ships.

Type: Conference paper Author: E. Kahveci, T. Lane, H.Sampson Publication year: 2002 Publisher: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)

Understanding mooring incidents

Type: other Author: UK P&I Club Publication year: 2009 Publisher: UK P&I Club