News Article 11/04/2001

Seatrade Safety At Sea Award

11/04/2001 - Intertanko Weekly News

An INTERTANKO member Lyras Shipping Ltd and Ulysses Systems Ltd were recipients of the Innovation Award for 2000. On this occasion it was for the development of the Task Assistant system.

The Task Assistant system, in the words of its developers: "was designed to become the central source of information on board and possibly in the office as well. The chance of human error is multiplied when people are preoccupied unnecessarily or when information is confused. We sought to help the mariner have a clear mind so that his awareness is not dulled by bureaucracy.

"A good mariner needs only clarity of mind to perform well. An inexperienced mariner needs good supervision and easily found information to enhance his knowledge. Clarity of mind, co-ordination and knowledge are the areas we assist on board vessels using Task Assistant.

"Task Assistant enhances safety by eliminating the inefficiencies of handling information, and letting the important messages make the most impact. We created the vehicle to carry the safety culture on board and ashore".