The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched a survey to better understand some of the corruption risks faced by seafarers to make MACN able to better focus its future efforts.
survey aims to map out the risks of corrupt demands, such as demands for bribes or facilitation payments, faced during what is referred to as a seafaring cycle.he
With this survey, MACN is aiming at obtaining a better understanding of the key stages in the lives of seafarers that are most vulnerable to corruption which, in turn, will make MACN able to better focus its future efforts.
The survey would appreciate seafarers’ feedback preferably by 15 November.
In its 2021 Annual Report, MACN worked on optimizing and improving its incident reporting functionalities and by developing a robust data visualization capability of the reported data.
In addition, MACN progressed with the development of the first ever Global Port Integrity Platform (GPIP) – a platform to measure and compare integrity in ports worldwide.
GPIP will draw upon MACN’s anonymous incident data as well as other data sources to capture and display integrity risks at the port and operational level and will be launched in 2022.
The most significant outcomes of the reporting system, based on feedback from MACN members, collective action partners, and other stakeholders are as follows:
- The ability to prevent risks and strengthen compliance programs increases together with better knowledge of the risks.
- The power of an escalation channel – by reporting on illicit demands we create transparency on the challenges which is the first step to any solution.
- With increased transparency the system encourages the industry at large to take necessary actions where needed and to provide well-needed operational support.
- The data can be used as a “door opener” for constructive dialogues between the private and public sector.