Maritime Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme - Annual Digest 2019


( CHIRP currently receives confidential incident reports from professional and amateur participants in the maritime sector, both from within the UK and overseas and across all disciplines.

On being received, reports are validated as far as is possible and reviewed with the objective of making the information as widely available as possible whilst maintaining the confidentiality of the source.

Anonymous reports are not normally acted upon as they cannot be validated. When appropriate, report information is discussed with relevant agencies with the aim of finding a resolution. Only disidentified data is used in discussions with third party organisations and the confidentiality of the reporter is assured in any contact with an external organisation.

No personal details are retained from reports received. After ensuring that the report contains all relevant information, all personal details are returned to the reporter with an acknowledgement letter. Each report is allocated unique reference identification. After the return of personal details, CHIRP is unable subsequently to contact the reporter. The reporter may, if he/she wishes, contact the CHIRP office for additional information by using the report reference identification.

CHIRP has published the 2019 edition of Annual Digest. The Digest contains articles that CHIRP has published in FEEDBACK magazines 54 through to 57, and  these have been separated into  sections

  • Human factors,
  • Deck Safety,
  • Engineering Technical & Environment,
  • Pilot Boarding & Pilotage,
  • Collision Regulations & Navigation,
  • Yachts Tugs Fishing & Recreation, and
  • Health.

In addition there are several Insight articles included which CHIRP published last year with the assistance of members of the CHIRP Maritime Advisory Board.

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