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"How to handle the stress related to work pressure and loneliness at sea”

Talk given to MSTI Cadets on 19 September 2017


 
1.  Who are you?
 
2.  What are you looking for?
 
3.  Where to get it?
 
4.  TRUTH AWARENESS BLISS
 
5.  Lao Tsu :   Leader must be a Follower first.
 
6.  Lao Tsu:    Water gathers in Valleys, not on peaks
 
7.  Middle Path
 
8.  Meditate
 
9.  Presence of Mind…..do not allow thoughts to stray in the past of future….PRESENT (Gift!)
 
10.                   Exercise
 
11.                   Diet
 
12.                   Buddha (or Christian or whatever) chants
 
13.                   TEAM SPIRIT
 
14.                   Hobbies
 
15.                   ALERT    AWARE   CARING!
 
16.                   ADAPT : ongoing : Involves Mental and       Physical effort.
 
17.                   Situational Awareness  - info overload, multi tasking
 
18.                   Socialise
 
19.                   Communicate
 
20.                   Ship Handling
 
21.                   Mentoring (up and down)
 
22.                   What is going to be your most important job on the ship?
 
23.                   Train yourself….ask questions, do not hesitate to learn from juniors and ratings
 
24.                   Question Everything
 
25.                   Cause of most accidents- Human Error :: not lack of competence but bad decision
 
26.                   Fatigue Overload
 
27.                   What is expected of you?
 
28.                   Circadian Rhythm (internal and external)
 
29.                   TO ERR IS HUMAN – but you are a sailor, not human
 
30.                   Sea Sickness
 
31.                   Mental Visualisation before acting

 
 
TERMINOLOGIES
 
 
1.    IMO
 
2.    ILO
 
3.    STCW
 
4.    ISM Code
 
5.    ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code)
 
6.    MSM
 
7.    MLC
 
8.    CMID (Common Marine Inspection Document)
 
9.    OVID (Offshore Vessel Inspection Database)
 
10.          SIRE   (Ship Inspection Report Exchange)
 
11.          OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum)
 
12.          FSC
 
13.          PSC
 
14.          SEC
 
15.          SRC
 
16.          Piracy
 
Postal Address:

The Nautical Institute Hong Kong Branch
c/o Mariners'Club
2 Container Port Road
Kwai Chung N.T. Hong Kong S.A.R  P.R. China
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 The Nautical Institute Hong Kong Branch
8 December 2018
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