Tanya Blake

Technology human error loop safety shipping
Handing ship operations traditionally done by crew to automated systems in a bid to reduce human error may be overlooking deeper flaws in ship operations, as well as in technology design.

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IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim with Grahaeme Henderson
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Amver delegation at SMM exhibition
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A man comforting his crying colleague
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Figurative image of brain waves
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Crew members demonstrating fire safety procedures
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A ship hull getting wet damage
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A crew member aboard a ship
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Russian Helicopters VRT300 unmanned helicopter
Tests of two versions of the Russian Helicopters VRT300 designed for operations in harsh climates will begin in late 2018.