(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Captain Nick Nash FNI FRIN FRGS has pledged to help in its efforts to improve standards of shiphandling and bridge resource management (BRM).
Captain Nash is Senior Master for Carnival Corporation’s 144,000 GRT, 3650 passenger vessel the Royal Princess. He also teaches at the group’s simulator training facility in Amsterdam, where he is a part-time lecturer on BRM and Shiphandling. The Institute has recently published a Shiphandling logbook aimed at providing users with an essential tool to help them manage the development of their skills and take advantage of training opportunities.
“Shiphandling is probably the most important skill for mariners and one of the most difficult to practise,” said Captain Nash at the Institute’s AGM in Malta. “It is very important to gain sea-time experience and develop shiphandling skills.”
Mariners using the logbook can record and reflect on their experiences, provide evidence of what has been learned, identify gaps and be encouraged to take opportunities to learn more.
Captain Nash also served as Vice-President and Senior Vice-President for The Nautical Institute and is an active and enthusiastic member of Council.
The AGM saw further changing of the guard. Captain James Robinson DSM FNI Irish Navy (Retired) handed over as Chairman of the Institute’s Executive Board to Peter Hinchliffe OBE FNI and Captain Robbie Middleton FNI relinquished his role of Treasurer to Captain Duncan Telfer FNI.