The “people priority” we shouldn’t forget


There has been the odd experiment with remote-controlled ships but to date nobody has successfully operated ships without people. People are an investment, and shouldn’t be regarded as a cost; they are huge contributors to the success of a voyage and should be treated as such.

Issue No.18 of Alert! the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin gets down to brass tacks on the issue of people, pointing out quite bluntly: “look after your people …and they will look after you.”

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