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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, Portuguese, Spanish and Indonesian, 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. 66

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CHIRP Maritime and UCL have released a video entitled "Sea of Distractions".

Using personal mobile devices such as mobile phones and mp4 players whilst on duty can lead to serious safety issues.

CHIRP Maritime has produced this video with the aim of providing an informational video backed up by scientific evidence.

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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 66), 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 66. In this edition we highlight an accommodation ladder failure whilst the ladder was being recovered after a pilot had boarded - maintenance, design, and human factors are all discussed. This issue of FEEDBACK also highlights poor safety standards upon a floating armoury vessel - many issues, both regulatory and good practice are focused upon. We also have reports concerning a near fatal fall from a quayside, unsafe lifting points for a RIB workboat, touching bottom with associated rudder damage, mooring operations, a near fire, and poor deck design issues. We finally include an article detailing a breach of the Collision Regulations where the "give way" vessel didn't! 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