Apr 042011

Lifeboat accidents kill more seafarers than Somali pirates

UPDATE: Prelim report, accident investigators now available to premium and registered subscribers.

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Among those we would like to acknowledge assistance and encouragement from:

Cruise Lines International Association
International Association for Safety & Survival Training
Peter Hinchcliffe ICS/ISF

Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager

Abdul Khalique, Principal Lecturer, Maritime & Offshore Safety, Warsash Maritime Academy

George Edenfield Head, Department of Marine Transportation at US Merchant Marine Academy
The good folks at gCaptain

(If you or your organisation/company are helping get the word and encouraging participation let us know)

MAC is carrying out a series of surveys among various industry stakeholders with regard to lifeboat safety. It is the first industry-wide survey of its kind. It will make a positive contribution to lifeboat safety and we hope you want to be a part of it.

The objective is to take a snapshot of a number of slices of the industry, from seafarers to shipowners and LSA manufacturers and providers and gather data which may improve lifeboat safety.

The experience and opinions of seafarers and offshore workers is especially important to this project.

Seafarers/Offshore workers 

Lifeboat Safety Survey – Seafarers/Offshore Workers

Word version for seafarers

PDF version for seafarers

Email version for forwarding

Closing date 31 October 2011

Shipowners, Operators, Managers 

Lifeboat Safety Survey – Shipowners, Operator and Management Companies

Word version for Shipowners, Operators and Management Companies

Closing date 31 July 2011


Lifeboat Safety Survey – P&I/Insurance

Closing date30 April 2011


Lifeboat Safety Survey – Investigators

Closing date 31 March 2011

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