Dione Lee

Dione Lee

Dione Lee

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Dione Lee, President of QSE Solutions, has spent over 26 years working with the maritime industry to achieve zero incidents through operational excellence. In partnership with MITAGS-PMI, Dione offers a series of workshops to help companies manage risk, ensure regulatory compliance, and continually improve operations through people, processes and performance solutions.

SOCP summit

SOCP Summit to Discuss The Human-Machine Team

By Dione Lee 2018-03-21 20:55:33

The maritime community is invited to attend the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) 2018 Spring Summit at STAR Center in Dania Beach, Florida on April 4 and 5. Unlike other SOCP annual meetings, this event will focus entirely on autonomous vessels to provide a forum for in-depth discussion with industry, government, education and the workforce.  Tracey Mayhew with the Seafarers International Union and SOCP Vice President, and John Jorgensen with ABS spoke to MarEx about the event:  Why is the...

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Building Learning Organizations for Sustainability

By Dione Lee 2016-04-20 23:48:18

Why Learning Organizations? In a world of constant change and competition, how do we discover and follow our “True North”? As an optimist, I believe people will make decisions for the highest benefit if they fully understand the consequence of their actions. The fatal flaw in this plan is that sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know, and therefore might make decisions that aren’t in the highest benefit, which can result in catastrophe. A learning organization should foster open...

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CEMS

Empowering Crews to Combat Fatigue through CEMS

By Dione Lee 2016-03-26 02:46:01

Crew Endurance Management System, most commonly referred to as “CEMS”, is the result of 25 years of research on sleep and has been tested by the U.S. Army and Coast Guard as a proven method for managing the risk factors that contribute to fatigue. The underlying premise is when crew member endurance goes up, so does crew member safety and productivity. There are four main risk factors identified in CEMS that can affect crew endurance and contribute to fatigue: 1. Environmental...

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MUNIN

Unmanned Vessels - At What Cost?

By Dione Lee 2016-03-04 19:05:53

The beginning of this year has seen action on two projects advancing the concept and design of unmanned vessels, but will the cost ultimately outweigh the benefits? Less than two months after the Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks (MUNIN) distributed its project result summary in February, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) unmanned ACTUV Sea Hunter will be undergoing sea trials in Portland, Oregon. DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) is 132...

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PMI

A Decade of Collaboration Yields Big Results

By Dione Lee 2016-02-19 20:27:45

This is a story of people and organizations working together for the common good by ensuring an adequate supply of qualified and competent U.S. merchant mariners for today and well into the future. As a result of this highly successful, non-partisan collaboration, 111 new Officers In Charge of the Navigational Watch (OICNW) have joined the maritime industry since 2006, and many more are being readied for entry. Soon, Officers in Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW) will join them as...

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tug

Navigating the Future

By Dione Lee 2016-02-17 23:41:22

Challenges await the tug-and-barge industry as it prepares for Subchapter M, increased use of LNG as a fuel, and cybersecurity threats. Will it be ready? The tug-and-barge sector of the maritime industry is a vital component of the U.S. economy, moving more than 880 million tons of cargo each year. According to American Waterways Operators (AWO), the industry’s largest trade group, there are more than 4,000 tugboats and towboats and more than 27,000 barges operating in the U.S. today....

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Navigator - Competence

Strengthen Your Workforce Using Competency Management

By Dione Lee 2016-02-04 23:35:18

I was very excited to see the February 2016 issue of The Navigator, a free publication by The Nautical Institute in association with the Royal Institute of Navigation, focused on competence. The true meaning of competency in the maritime world, in my opinion, is just now starting to come into its own as a continual improvement process within an organization to manage versus just be seen as a standalone certificate for the individual mariner to manage, such as: Certificate...

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AMSA Inspector

Preparing the Crew for an Audit

By Dione Lee 2016-01-22 01:15:32

As the United States Coast Guard 46 CFR Subchapter “M” looms on the horizon, and the updated American Waterways Operators - Responsible Carrier Program (AWO-RCP) requirements are in hand, many more mariners will be subjected to an “audit”, which is totally different from an inspection. Inspections are black and white, no gray area to navigate or fog to creep through; it is what it is – the station bill is either posted or not. On the other hand, an audit...

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MAIB Safety Digest

Safety Digest: Informative and Interesting Read

By Dione Lee 2016-01-06 00:43:48

In October of 2015, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) published volume 2 of their “Safety Digest”, which provides research and analysis of incidents to help provide lessons learned to the maritime community. Since 1990 MAIB has been publishing between 1 to 3 volumes per year of extremely useful and distilled information from incident investigations in the hopes of preventing re-occurrence. The most recent “Safety Digest” includes Lessons from 25 different incidents investigated in 2015: 16 involved merchant...

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Making the Most of Policies and Procedures

By Dione Lee 2015-12-16 00:54:56

Most people who don’t live in the Pacific Northwest are unaware of our “wind events”, which consist of wind advisories, watches and warnings. Wind gusts can reach hurricane force and down trees and power lines, sometimes causing casualties. These events mostly impact Alaska, Canada, Washington, and Oregon, sometimes even Northern California. On one of these occasions of an impending “wind event”, I was copied on the following correspondence (slightly modified and abbreviated for publishing) from shoreside management of a San...

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