Since I last wrote we have had two more articles published on GCaptain. We’ve been discussing problems with training and knowledge. We have had good responses and bad ones – but onward we go. Even if a few people don’t like it, the only thing that is certain is change.
The maritime industry is changing, training is changing, even the nature of knowledge is changing. Now it is much less important that you know something and much more important that you know how to find out and how to gain skills.
Training yourself has never been more important in a world where knowledge is all around you. Not knowing how to do something is no longer a valid excuse.
You have a responsibility and an obligation to find out. You can find out, online, in a library, by a mentor, at a library, in a training course – you can pay for it or find it for free – it is out there waiting for you! Just be sure to investigate and check, cross reference – there is as much bad information as good out available in the world. Now go Learn something new and have a great week!
Now go learn something new and have a great week!
BTW – I’m reading The Industries of the Future by Alec J. Ross right now and it is really hitting on some of the things that I believe will be happening and are happening with innovation and disruption in the Maritime Industry.
Now without further ado here are the two most recent articles.
The thing with Navigation Warnings is – are you sure that you have received all of the ones you might need? There are times when as an officer of the watch you receive a NAVTEX message that is corrupted or unreadable. When you have a message come in where the only thing that you can’t read about a firing exercise zone is it’s location. –
Jaquelyn E. P. Burton
Why with all the requirements, regulations, and best practices in place do so many mariners die needlessly each year – under completely preventable circumstances? Take for example enclosed spaces. Why do so many mariners still die in enclosed spaces? With training requirements in place for more than 40 years, the deaths still continue. –
Jaquelyn E. P. Burton