Jul 102007

Not all accidents and close-call incidents get reported even though there are safety lessons worth distributing among other seafarers. Sometimes issue go unreported because people feel they might put their jobs at risk if their identities are revealed. There are two resources worth going to if you want to report a matter of concern (Click on the highlighted words to open the relevant websites):

The Nautical Institute’s MARS ( Maritime Accident Reporting System)

And CHIRP, the Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme

Some national maritime safety authorities, such as the Australian Transport Safety Safety Bureau have similar systems.

You can also email maritimeaccident@yahoo.com , we’ll keep your details confidential and pass your concerns on to the the appropriate organisation.

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