The UK P&I Club and CAE, the global leader in commercial aviation training, has jointly launched a safety book on transferable lessons from the flight deck aimed at mariners. Entitled ‘Maritime Team Dynamics’, the event launch occurred during International Shipping Week at 1 America Square in the City of London.
The event, hosted by the UK P&I Club chief executive Andrew Taylor, involved introductions by the Club’s Loss Prevention Director Stuart Edmonston and a captivating aviation safety presentation by Captain David Owens of CAE to the capacity audience at 1 America Square and over 150 online guests.
The UK Club has been working with CAE since 2019 on an interactive maritime crew management (MCRM) course that brings aviation and maritime together to provide Members with invaluable human factor learning and instruction.
The book, ‘Maritime Team Dynamics – Lessons from the Flight Deck’, was published by Witherbys, and contains twelve aviation incidents cross referenced to the maritime sector, highlighting important, relatable, and relevant lessons from the flight deck. The aviation case studies illustrate the similarities that exist across each industry when it comes to major incidents, focussing on the key human element present in the MCRM training modules.
Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director, UK P&I Club, says: “We have been working with CAE for some time now and there are clear similarities between the maritime and aviation environments that we can share experiences. We believe this exceptionally well presented publication is a valuable resource for seafarers of all ranks as these real life incidents and comparisons demonstrate the importance of effective teamwork in maintaining safety onboard ship.”
Captain David Owens, Global Leader Training Policy & Learning Strategy, CAE, says: “CAE’s contribution to this book shares our experiences and passes on lessons learned. This type of sector cross-pollination is extremely important to drive safety standards. I am reminded of the aviation mantra to focus on ‘what is right rather than who is right’ which enables us to be candid and open about safety.”