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One of the advantages of defining non-technical skills
is that they will be easier to reflect upon and adjust to
the preferred skills. In this way, Seatrans will state clearly
what is preferred and also what is not acceptable. But
what do the top managers at sea think about this –
namely, the captains?
Tor Arne Dimmen is one of a small group of captains
who have had the opportunity to have their say about
the scheme in which non-technical skills are listed
and various attitudes are evaluated. ‘What we were
presented with was a draft of the various skills that are
important to the jobs, life and community on board a
ship. I think this will be a really good tool,’ says Dimmen.
He argues very clearly that:
1.
You get a collective scheme for all Seatrans personnel.
This means that any assessment will be representative,
whoever completes it. What we have today is not good
enough. Personal assessments can vary quite a lot from
ship to ship and from Captain to Captain.
2.
You avoid misunderstandings. The descriptions of
non-technical skills are easy to understand and the
evaluation alternatives for each of them are clear.
“This last point is very important because a
misinterpretation could result in a pause or delay in
an officer’s career. The criteria of this new regime are
more objective and you can get the same kind of
assessments across the fleet and without any cultural
or personal preferences. The idea behind this is well
proven and has been achieved through long and deep
reflections. I’m looking forward to using this and thereby
improving managerial quality,’ says Dimmen.
Non-technical skills and evaluation:
Fair, just and without
any misunderstandings
‘In the morning, when we started, most of us were probably a little bit
reluctant or at least hesitant about the idea. In the afternoon when we’d
finished, all of saw the positive sense of a collective tool for the evalua-
tion of non-technical skills,’ says Captain Tor Arne Dimmen, when we cal-
led him at Barcelona Airport on his way home from duty on board Trans
Arctic.
Seatrans launches
new
website
The Seatrans Group is dynamic and its former website was out of date.
An update and a facelift was needed. And here it is: The new Seatrans
website is in cyberspace.
‘One of the aims of the new design was to show the new
totality within the Seatrans Group. We are a fully integrated
shipping company although the new company structure is
designed for growth in different segments within the business,’
says Ship Owner, Lars Helge Kyrkjebø.
This is the reason for making each segment more clear and
visible for website visitors. Seatrans Chemical Tankers (SCT)
takes a new step forward in defining its business idea and
capabilities.
Seatrans Ship Management represents the new focused
business area including total ship management, crewing,
supervisors, vetting assistance, marine insurance and all
aspects of QHSE. Its core expertise is related to chemical
tanker vessels, ro-ro, side door vessels and project and
specialised project cargos.
Seatrans Offshore operates two specially designed vessels for
the electro-magnetic survey business. From the website you
can easily navigate to Sea-Cargo, in which Seatrans has a 60
per cent stake.
The website has been designed by Creato and the
programming has been carried out by Birkelandweb. You may
visit the website at:
www.seatrans.no
This is the
reason
for
making
each
segment
more
clear
and
visible
for
website visitors
.