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An Open Letter to American Mariners

By John Rose 2017-02-16 17:09:14

We have read media accounts of the investigation into the loss of the con/ro El Faro, and much has been written about the “acclaimed whistleblower.” It appears he had to risk his career and great mental anguish to bring his concerns to the attention of the authorities.  Without doubt this must restrict the number of reports from seafarers relating to unsafe acts and hazardous occurrences in the U.S....

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CHIRP

CHIRP Maritime Looks to a Bright Future

By John Rose 2017-01-01 18:41:04

The Charitable Trust CHIRP (Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme) has enjoyed an extraordinary year; its quarterly publication Maritime FEEDBACK now has an estimated 200,000 readers from 45 countries.  Most important, the number of reports received has quadrupled from those received just four years ago. In the final quarter of the year, CHIRP completed a major improvement to the website www.chirpmaritime.org  which now enables people to use a ‘word search’ of all the past editions of Maritime FEEDBACK, allowing them...

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