X’ MAS Party 2024
February 2, 2024
The above seminar was specially prepared to assist marine engineers who were preparing for written / oral examinations and as such participation was limited to that category due to space constraint at marine house with 55 available seating capacity. This presentation was conducted on the request of SOCEM president Mr Jayasuriya and Hon Treasurer Mr Kumarasinghe.

Mr Arjuna Ranasinghe has arranged the students at CINEC to participate and sent us a list of 58 names, only 42 participated. DR. Leslie Hemachandra was present at the lecture.

Mr. Wijesinghe started by explaining the meaning of competency (Competence relates to the fundamental knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to perform a task.) He explained, with a help of graphs and images, four stage of learning,

  • unconscious incompetence,
  • conscious incompetence,
  • conscious competence ,
  • and unconscious competence.

      Mr Wijesinghe went on to explain proficiency , meaning high degree of skill and expertise to do a task.

      Mr. Wijesinghe has effectively guided the engineers to the statement that everything can be broken down to Hazards Identification and Resultant Risk Analysis. He took examples of SOLAS, MARPOL etc and showed that these regulations are implemented after considering various hazards that are present on board and risk analysis to mitigate or minimize the risks.

      HIRA has a two major components namely likelihood and consequence (severity and probability) of any hazardous situation happening.
  • Mr. Wijesinghe explained that by applying and using above methods, one can prepare to face any situation including written and oral examinations. This was followed by few examples and interacting session with students SOCEM President Sunil Jayasuriya presented a plaque to DGMS Mr. Wijesinghe in appreciation of preparing and presenting above great presentation.

    Mr. Kuruppu, Secretary of SOCEM presented vote of thanks. Mr Kuruppu thanked Mr Wijesinghe for the excellent presentation. He also thanked Mr Nahil Wijesuriya for the great gift of Marine House for the betterment of the marine engineering fraternity. Some refreshments were arranged by SOCEM on the roof top area after the presentation.

  • conscious competence ,
  • and unconscious competence.

      Mr Wijesinghe went on to explain proficiency , meaning high degree of skill and expertise to do a task.

      Mr. Wijesinghe has effectively guided the engineers to the statement that everything can be broken down to Hazards Identification and Resultant Risk Analysis. He took examples of SOLAS, MARPOL etc and showed that these regulations are implemented after considering various hazards that are present on board and risk analysis to mitigate or minimize the risks.

      HIRA has a two major components namely likelihood and consequence (severity and probability) of any hazardous situation happening.
  • A Practical Approach in Marine Engineering

    Presented by : Mr. Ajith Wijesinghe, Director General of Merchant Shipping.