The CHIRP (Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme) Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that UK P&I Club and TT Club have recently agreed to co-sponsor the maritime program for three years. Managed by the Thomas Miller Group, UK P&I Club is one the world’s leading mutual insurers of third party liabilities for ocean-going merchant ships and TT Club is the leading provider of insurance and risk management services to the transport and logistics industry.
CHIRP currently receives confidential hazardous incident reports from professional and leisure participants in all disciplines of the maritime sector and throughout the world. The safety lessons learned from these reports are shared in our Maritime FEEDBACK publication with an estimated readership of 200,000 people in 47 countries around the world.
The CHIRP maritime program which was founded in 2003, was funded by the Department for Transport until 2011. We have been able to continue our work enhancing safety in the maritime sector through generous funding provided by our current core sponsors; Britannia P&I Club, The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, The Corporation of Trinity House, TK Foundation, Cammell Laird and IFAN (International Foundation for Aids to Navigation).
Stakeholders are challenging CHIRP to take a more leading role in the promotion of maritime safety and in particular information on the Human Element in maritime hazardous occurrences and incidents. The additional new funding from UK P&I Club and TT Club will be used to promote the benefits of CHIRP to a wider global audience at sea, in ports and to management ashore.
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.chirpmaritime.org or submit a written report via post to The CHIRP Charitable Trust, Centaur House, Ancells Business Park, Ancells Road, Fleet, GU51 2UJ or telephone the office in Fleet +44 1252 378947.
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