In our second episode of the “Let’s Talk Nautical” podcast, we talk about the importance of commitment to excellence and what it means to be skillful when facing a novel situation.
Episode 2: Being Prepared for the Unexpected
On January 15, 2009, US Airways Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger became an overnight hero when he and his crew safely ditched a commercial airliner in the Hudson River’s freezing waters after an unlucky encounter with a flock of geese.
On the evening of February 1, 2013, a severe leakage occurred in the container ship EMMA MÆRSK while the ship, loaded with general cargo in about 14,000 containers, was about to pass southbound through the Suez Canal. Despite the breakdown of the structural barriers, the crew managed to contain the emergency and bring the ship alongside at the Suez Canal Container Terminal without any personal injury or pollution to the environment.
Our second episode focuses on topics such as:
- What it means to be skillful when you face a novel situation
- The importance of commitment to excellence onboard
- Skills needed to cope under pressure
About the hosts
Marvin Bielek is an experienced Content Creator, Team Lead, and Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. He is skilled in Project Management, Customer Service, Maritime, and Navigation. Marvin is also a strong human resource professional with a Diplom focused in Ship Management from HSB Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences. Connect with Marvin.
Razvan Braghesiu has more than six years of experience in the maritime industry – both at sea and onshore. Previously worked as a Deck Officer onboard ultra-large container ships and a leader of the content development team of Safebridge. Currently, he is responsible for defining, designing, and developing online certification products that meet the maritime industry’s needs. Connect with Razvan.
Jannis Schack is an enthusiastic sailor and seaman from an early age, commencing his first sailing trip just a few months old. Growing up near the water and spending a fair amount of time on the water, he attended the HSB Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences and received his Ship Management diploma. For over ten years, he has been working in the maritime industry both at sea and ashore. Connect with Jannis.