On April Officers of Alassia assembled at Avior premises to take part in a seminar on "human element" and "emergency preparedness". The seminar was facilitated by Mr. Ole Jorgen Eikanger of the Norwegan Hull Club.
During the seminar various on board situations and industry incidents were discussed. Some involved role play by participants. All to make Officers aware the role human behaviour can play in avoiding accidents and in handling emergency situations. Very few maritime accidents happen by the single mistake of one person. It usually is a chain of mistakes by several persons, the system or demanding circumstances. If anywhere along this chain of events someone would have stand up and took preventive action the incident would not have happened. The seminar created awareness on this and challenged participants to be that person standing up.
The meeting was also attended by Ms Katerina Xenou of the Crewing Department and Mr Georgis Adamantidis of the Technical Department who updated Officers on the developments within Alassia and technical issues that needed attention.
The meeting was concluded with a dinner for Officers and family.