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Ship management has constantly had to evolve to take into account the advancements in technology as well as the demands of the shipping industry. Having internet access and email on board ship has meant that the ship manager has to possess certain sets of skills to function effectively in the post, including computer literacy. The emergence of large multi-national ship management companies has also changed how business is conducted and this is turn means that the ship manager and tiers of management within the organization have had to evolve to cope with the demands of working with a multi-national workforce. Furthermore, since the mid-1980s there has been an ever expanding raft of legislation that is more restrictive for companies to meet, and a shrinking of profit margins has seen a shift in how companies are required to operate to survive.
This book addresses the demands of 21st century ship management with the focus of the book as much about the people who manage ships as about the theory and practice of ship management.
About the Author
Captain John W Dickie is Secretary General of International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations, Course Director for the Diploma in Ship Management (LMA) and Certificate in Maritime Safety Management (LMA). He is also Managing Director of Joint Development Associates Ltd.
Table of Contents
Forward \ Introduction \ 1. A Brief History of Ship Management \ 2. Legislation – The four pillars – SOLAS – MARPOL – STCW – MLC \ 3. Ship Certificates and Document \ 4. What Is Required of a Ship Manager? \ 5. The ISM Code, The ISPS Code, PSC \6. 3rd Party Inspections \ 7. Working as Part of a Team and What That Means \ 8. Job Descriptions and What They Mean \ 9. An Introduction to Commercial Ship Practices and How They Affect the Ship Manager \ 10. Operational Management and Ship Types \ 11. Fatigue at Sea and in the Office \ 12. Emergency Response and the Role of the Ship Manager \ 13. Effective Communications \ 14. Introduction to Chartering and Marine Insurance \ 15. Budgets and Statistics \ 16. Relationship between the Ship Manager, the Master, the Company Security Officer and Designated Person \ References \ Glossary of Terms\ Recommended Reading\ Useful Websites