CHIRP Maritime published its eighth annual digest of CHIRP Maritime reports, covering all the cases published during 2022 and including some 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.
All companies are able to demonstrate a robust safety culture, and there are still ships where living conditions are abominable, safety is ignored, and crew welfare counts for nothing.
..said on the report, Captain Alan Loynd, FNI FITA MCIArb BA (Hons).
According to the report, 2022 was another difficult year for seafarers. As the Covid-19 situation showed signs of improving, mariners were faced with added dangers due to conflicts, especially in waters off Ukraine.
To begin with, section one of the Digest focuses on the human factors, but the two have been selected for this section are specifically concerned with situations
where the crew had to interact with numerous outside agencies.
These reports underline the need for meticulous planning, and remind us that we sometimes need to be quite firm with people from the shore. In addition, it is not enough to rely on experienced pilots or dock masters to conduct operations safely – they should be questioned in detail about their intentions, and a thorough risk assessment should be made.
What is more, the Digest presents the deck safety. This section begins with a report about unsafe lifting points on a RIB. Remarkable vigilance by a new joiner identified the problem and prevented potential serious injuries or fatalities.
It is worth noting that the report covering also the cases of engineering, pilotage, navigation, tugs, yachts and safety culture.