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With the relaunch of its website, CHIRP Maritime has taken a significant step towards improving the super-yacht industry’s reporting culture. Now, captains and crew can send their confidential accident reports electronically- something that was not previously possible. The aim of CHIRP Maritime is to contribute to the enhancement of maritime aviation safety in the UK by providing a totally independent confidential reporting system for all individuals employed in or associated with these industries.
One issue CHIRP Maritime has found in the super-yacht industry is that crew members are unwilling to report incidents in fear of being punished or losing their jobs. John Rose, director of CHIRP Maritime explains “the design, how to report in confidence and how to make best use of the safety lessons learned from others is much improved and ideal for the super-yacht industry. Most notably, all of the website functions can now be accessed using a mobile phone or a tablet, and the use of photographs to go with a report is now easy to include and actively encouraged,”. It all comes back to duty of responsibility and a duty of care; not just for one’s self, but for the wider super-yacht industry.
CHIRP will be hosting an incident reporting workshop on November 16th that will involve looking at current practices and how to improve. Find out more here