Twenty-nine years ago in the Persian Gulf, a U.S.-flagged supertanker came under attack by Silkworm missiles launched from Iranian territory. The $2-million in damage included shattered bridge windows. Those shattered bridge windows blinded both Capt. John Hunt, master of the vessel and lookout Victorino Gonzaga.
“A safety culture encompasses the commonly held perceptions and beliefs of an organization’s members pertaining to the public’s safety and can be a determinant of the behaviour of the members. A healthy safety culture relies on a high degree of trust and respect between personnel and management and must therefore be created and supported at the senior management level.” – International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
We use social media to stay in touch with our friends and family, watch our children grow (sometimes from a distance) and follow the daily news. It has changed communications from ship to shore in so many ways and rates extremely high on crew satisfaction surveys. And, yes, there are pros and cons – both on a personal level and from an enterprise and security standpoint.
“Loose tweets sink fleets.” – Tom Clancy Commander in Chief by Mark Greaney