One of the hardest tasks in the merchant marine profession is on how to take immediate and orderly response in cases of emergencies. Crisis and crowd management is everybody’s concern even to those who are not on board the vessel. The owner or operator of the vessel should exercise due diligence in hiring seafarers who have the proficiency to handle emergencies on the high seas. The government, through USCG should always see to it that all its regulations had been strictly adhered to by all concerned people as well as entities.
Maritime schools and maritime training institutions should always provide high quality education and trainings to all their enrollees. A full understanding of crowd behavior is the key to make an appropriate response on the particular situation, otherwise, the loss of life is inevitable due to fear that will result to panic and stampede among the passengers. Proper and appropriate responses can well be executed with a presence of mind based on an understanding of human behavior that had been learned from the school and through actual experiences. Human reactions on certain situation could be predictable, but a well trained mind could possibly react appropriately to those situations and a good leadership can make the difference between life and death.
As it is the hardest test of leadership, a high quality education and a thorough training from a top quality maritime institution is a must for all seafarers and persons who have the responsibilities of savings and protecting life and property on board an ocean going vessel.
Compass Courses Maritime Training institution is a high quality maritime school with high caliber training instructors. It has modern facilities conducive for learning and all its maritime training courses are approved by the USCG. Enroll now and be ready to be trained effectively to become proficient on the crowd and crisis management on board of any merchant marine vessel.