41 Nothing to Fear
Objective auditors drive quality throughout organizations.
by Captain Inderjit Arora
44 Audits vs. Inspections
What's the difference?
by Mr. Anthony D. Morris
Investigations and Safety Management Systems
47 A Tale of Two Ships
Examining SMS similarities, strengths, and weaknesses.
by Mr. Keith Fawcett
52 Suspension and Revocation for Safety Management System Violations
Maintaining standards for competence and conduct essential to safety at sea.
by CDR Christopher F. Coutu
55 Putting People at the Center
Integrating human factors into safety management systems.
by Ms. Dawn M. Gray
59 Deadly Fun
Personal watercraft operating dangers.
by Ms. Sarah K. Webster
4 Assistant Commandant's Perspective
by Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas
5 Champion's Point of View
by CAPT David M. Flaherty
Cover images: Chain link by Irina Tischenko / Hemera / Thinkstock;
armor background by Dimdimich / iStock / Thinkstock.
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