Feburary 2016 Issue – DNV GL Gives General Approval for Fatigue guidelines under scrutiny

As rivers flow into the SEAS and the OCEANS but cannot make the vast ocean overflow, so flow the streams of the sense-into the sea of peace that is the sage. – Bhagwad Gita 2.70

We can never obtain peace in the world, if we neglect the world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. – The XIV Dalai Lama

World peace can blossom throughout the length and breadth of the world only when the world-peace-dreamers, world-peace-lovers and world-peace-servers desperately, sleeplessly and breathlessly long for the full of peace here on earth. – Sri Chinmoy

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the heart. – Lao-Tsu

The way we live our daily lives is what most effects the situation of the world. – Thich Nhat Hanh

When there is prayer in the mind, there is purity in thought. This is followed by kindness in the heart and service in action, there is harmony in the community and unity in the nation, and World Peace. – Sri Sakthi Amma

When you become meditative, you will see your intellectual capabilities, will increase many more times more than what it is right now. As your meditation deepens, it just clears up the clutter and shows you things clearly. – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Discussion is an exchange of thoughts and knowledge. Promote it. Argument is an exchange of Ego and Ignorance. Avoid it. Discussion enables learning, arguments may lead to misunderstanding. – Brahma Kumaris

Imperfect & Happy: Happiness is not achievement; it is a choice. Nothing can make you happy, until you make the decision to be happy…And there is no need to be perfect to inspire others; let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections. – Brahma Kumaris

Draft revised and updated Guidelines on Fatigue to promote improved understanding of fatigue and fatigue risk management at sea are expected to be finalized by the third session of the SubCommittee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) which meets this week (1-5 February). Other items on the agenda include the validation of a number of model courses; the development of revised training requirements for personnel serving on board passenger ships; revisions to the guidelines on the Implementation of the International Safety (ISM) Code by Administrations; implementation of the STCW convention and initiation of the comprehensive review of the STCW-F Convention.

The meeting was opened by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and is being chaired by Vice-Chairman Ms. Mayte Medina (United States).