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You can find all of the articles that CHIRP Maritime have produced, and there is the ability to search for any particular word , or via categories based upon causal effect using James Reason’s Latent Failures and the MCA’s The Human Element. The search engine allows for a combination of word search and category / categories.

In addition, all of the archive editions of Maritime FEEDBACK may be found from the main menu, as can CHIRP Maritime Videos, Newsletters, and the CHIRP Annual Digest. Maritime FEEDBACK is now available in Chinese, Filipino and Portuguese, and the latest edition may be found under the newsletter tab on the main menu. A new addition to our material is a Reference Library which is updated monthly. This contains incident reports, safety alerts and advice from many maritime sources. Finally there are links to enable you to subscribe to Maritime Feedback, and to submit a report to CHIRP Maritime.

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CHIRP has published the 2020 edition of our Annual Digest. It contains articles that CHIRP has published in FEEDBACK magazines 58 to 61.

The PDF may also be downloaded from the Front Page of the website or our Annual Digest section.

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Links to Insight Articles within the Digest are also available from our publications section under 2020 Insight Articles,

Topics include COVID 19, Health & Seafarer Welfare, Human factors, Deck Safety, Engineering Technical & Environment,

Pilot Boarding & Pilotage, COLREGS & Navigation, and Yachts Tugs Fishing & Recreation.

As always the human element and safety culture is integral to each topic.

ISSUE No. 62

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CHIRP and UCL have released "Critical Decision Making" the 2nd PDF booklet in our decision making series.

It is accompanied by a video which may be viewed from the home page of the website (below) or in our videos section.

Both the PDF and video links are also available from our publications section under 2019 Insight Articles

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A report recently received by CHIRP Maritime

A vessel expected the Pilot to board with this dangerous ladder

An appalling lack of seamanship, safety culture and a complete disregard for the safety of a fellow mariner

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Media – Latest Feedback Magazine, (Issue number 62), and the 2020 CHIRP Maritime Annual Digest. Click on either image to read as a PDF

 CHIRP is pleased to publish Maritime FEEDBACK issue number 62. The editorial for this issue focuses upon a damaged bow of a vessel with a reporter querying whether it is safe to continue the voyage or whether the crew should attempt to make temporary repairs. This issue of FEEDBACK also highlights a report related to a crew member working from a stage where some aspects were positively dangerous. This is followed by a discussion about the benefits of simulator training, and the extent to which it should be utilised in lieu of sea time. We consider an interesting case involving Rule 10 of the collision regulations, and suggest our readers consider situations from the point of view of the other ships in the area.  We also have two reports which were forwarded by ISWAN, and they are a sobering reminder that not all ships are run as we would like them to be run. Engine failure to start at a critical point of a vessels departure is also highlighted in a report. We continue to receive many pilot boarding related issues and whilst this continues, we will continue to publish articles in the "Pilots Corner" of the magazine. As always we hope that you enjoy this edition of FEEDBACK, we remain extremely grateful to all of of our reporters, and we welcome any comment with respect to the content.  Stay safe everybody.......

CHIRP Maritime is pleased to publish the 2020 Annual Digest. The Digest contains all articles that were published in the quarterly editions of our FEEDBACK magazine, and also includes a number of Insight Articles that were published with the assistance of members of the Maritime Advisory Board, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

As always we hope that you find the varied content of the Annual Digest enjoyable, and we very much welcome any feedback that you may have on the content by dropping a line to mail@chirp.co.uk