Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
The Nautical Institute series of International Command Seminars is coming to an end in Houston with the "Bridging the Maritime Gap" conference in April. There are a number of different angles on this story especially bearing in mind the rebuilding of the US Gulf in the wake of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Basically the seminar explores the gap between those afloat and those ashore, just how big is the divide and how can the differences be overcome?
Safety, security and criminalization are facts of life across shipping, but in most cases seafarers receive only minimal training to cope with the full extent of these challenges. This seminar sets out to identify the shortfalls and recommend vital improvements in the preparation for command. As the “global” shipping industry strives to balance the management scales of regulation, seamanship and profit, there is a continuous demand for positive and informed leadership. So come along and have your say on the future of regional and international shipping.
Whatever your maritime background, whether you are a shipowner, a lawyer, pilot, surveyor or seafarer do not miss the chance to express your views, and to influence the future of shipping...for yourself and your business. The seminar, organised by the NI USGulf Branch, features some leading industry figures and will focus on the evolution facing maritime professionals and their businesses. The emphasis is on positively enforcing the position of the individual seafarer, and of the entire shipping industry.