CHIRP Maritime published its seventh annual digest of CHIRP Maritime reports, covering all the cases it published during 2021 as well as several in-depth articles specially commissioned to highlight important safety topics.
HIRP has divided the Digest into themed sections to assist readers to find the topics which most interest them. Commenting on the report, Captain Alan Loynd, FNI FITA MCIArb BA (Hons), said that he is not sure “whether this means incidents are becoming more complex, or whether our analysis is becoming more sophisticated.”
As he continues however, one message which does come through is that not all companies are able to demonstrate a robust safety culture, “so there is still a great deal of work to do to reach our goal of ensuring that every seafarer returns home safely at the end of every tour of duty.”
2021 has been another very difficult year for seafarers with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic causing major disruptions, particularly regarding crew changes. Many of our colleagues are still trapped at sea long after they should have been repatriated, while others are stuck at home and do not know when they will be able to work again
Captain Loynd said.
What is more, the questions the report poses at the end of every report take the human element more into perspective, but CHIRP welcomes further feedback on the way it presents its information.