Isalos.net and the Role of the Human Factor in Shipping
Continuing its partnership with Isalos.net, an initiative of Gratia Publications to inform young people on shipping, HELMEPA participated in the 5th meeting of the Shipping Summer Lectures Cycle held at the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation on July 22, 2019. In a hall, full of Merchant Marine Academies’ students, invited speakers presented the meeting’s theme “The Human Factor in Shipping”.
The role of people regarding pollution prevention from ships was presented by Costas Triantafillou, Assistant Executive Coordinator at HELMEPA, who noted that despite the huge improvement in maritime safety over the last 40 years, human error remains the leading cause of accidents and pollution incidents.
He also referred to the long-term relationship of humans with our natural environment, a relationship that is constantly changing as we enrich our scientific knowledge about our planet and referred to the pioneering example of corporate social responsibility of Greek shipping with the establishment of HELMEPA in 1982.