CHIRP Welcomes New Sponsor
The CHIRP (Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme) Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that the shipyard Cammell Laird has recently agreed to co-sponsor the maritime program for three years. Cammell Laird is one of the most famous names in the British maritime industry, and is a world leader, specializing in military ship refit, commercial ship repair, upgrade and conversion and ship building. Their charity program supports local community work and the link with CHIRP endorses their concern for improving the safety and well being of seafarers.
CHIRP currently receives confidential hazardous incident reports from professional and leisure participants in all disciplines of the maritime sector, both from within the UK and overseas.
The CHIRP Maritime program, founded in 2003, was funded by the UK Government until 2011. It has been able to continue its work enhancing safety in the maritime sector through generous funding provided by four sponsors: Britannia P&I Club, The Lloyd's Register Foundation, The Corporation of Trinity House and IFAN (International Foundation for Aids to Navigation).
The additional new funding from Cammell Laird will be used to promote the benefits of CHIRP to a global audience through an increased distribution of their newsletter "Maritime FEEDBACK" and promotion of the joint CHIRP - Nautical Institute MARS Ambassador program.
Through the generous support from all of our sponsors, CHIRP Maritime will continue:
. To provide an independent confidential reporting system by which members of the maritime community can report hazardous incidents and safety concerns, secure in the knowledge that such reports will be treated in absolute confidence.
. To review each such report on an individual basis and, when appropriate, represent the concern to the relevant authority, organization or party, with the aim of resolving any associated safety issue.
. To analyze report data and to identify trends, advise interested bodies on issues raised in reports, and contribute to research into the causes of accidents and incidents, with the aim of preserving human life and preventing injuries.
Reporters of a hazardous occurrence or near miss event can enter their information online at www.chirp.co.uk, submit a written report via post to: The CHIRP Charitable Trust, 26 Hercules Way, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6UU (FREEPOST in the UK), or telephone the charity's office in Farnborough +44 1252 378947.
The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.