CHIRP Annual Digest 2018

CHIRP is pleased to publish the 2018 edition of our Annual Digest. The Digest contains articles that CHIRP has published in FEEDBACK magazines 50 through to 53and in addition there are several Insight articles included which CHIRP published last year with the assistance of members of the CHIRP Maritime Advisory Board. All of the videos that CHIRP has produced this year may be found in Appendix V.

You can follow the link below to open up the 2018 online edition of the Annual Digest in PDF format. Beneath this are links to the videos and Insight articles that form an integral  part of this years review.

As always we hope that you find the Digest interesting, and we look forward to receiving any Feedback that you may have on the contents.

CHIRP  Annual Digest 2018 PDF

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Insight Articles from the 2018 Digest

2018-12-31 – HMPE Rope – Capability with Caution
2018-12-28 – Enclosed Space Fatalities – Why?
2018-12-20 – Human Element – An MCA Perspective
2018-11-27 – Safety Focus – The stigma of “whistleblowing”. Published in the November edition of Safety at Sea.
2018-11-27 – Confidential Reporting vs Whistleblowing – A case study
2018-11-20 – Navigating and Manoeuvring of a Ship from Pilot Boarding Area to the Warning Zone in the Western Port of Shenzhen
2018-06-25 – Getting to the Root Cause – Published in INTERMANAGER’S Dispatch Magazine
2018-04-24 – CHIRP Insight Article – Rigging of Combination Ladders
2018-01  – Perception, Decision Making, and Fatigue at Sea – PDF
2018-01 – Vision and Decision – video to accompany the PDF above

CHIRP Video Bulletins produced in 2018

CHIRP Video Bulletin 12 
Fishermen and Leisure Craft – Lifejackets, Yacht Safety, Expired Charts
CHIRP Video Bulletin 11             
Emergency Procedures for Disable Passengers, Rudder Angle Discrepancies, Unauthorised modification
CHIRP Video Bulletin 10
Rescue Boat Lifting Strops, Overtaking or Crossing, Main engine failure, A brush with disaster
CHIRP Video Bulletin 09
Nav lights – can you see them, Watch your step, Swamping of a RIB


CHIRP Annual Digest 2017


CHIRP Annual Digest 2017 (PDF)

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Videos from the Digest

CHIRP Maritime Broadcast 8   Attempted Armed Robbery, Pilot boarding issues, and the Human Element – Deadly Dozen.
CHIRP Maritime Broadcast 7   Safety when handling tugs, Anchor windlass damage, and Best Practices.
CHIRP Maritime Broadcast 6   Hazards of Pilot boarding, A safe means of access, and “simply unsafe practices”
CHIRP Maritime Broadcast 5   Engineering mishaps, Close encounter crossing a TSS, and Design issues

Insight Articles, Papers and Analysis from the 2017 Digest

2017-12 Small Craft – Recovery of Manoverboard, and Subsequent treatment   (Article from Section 1 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 Lifeboat Falls Paper. Lifeboat Incidents – A review of Issues  (Paper from Section 3 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 Issues with ECDIS    (Article from Section 4 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 Misuse of VHF  (Article from Section 6 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 Anchoring and Anchoring Equipment  (Paper from Section 7 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 Good Food, Safe Food   (Article from Section 8 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 Best Practice – Is it worth it?  (Article from Section 9 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 CHIRP Maritime Causal Analysis   (Article from Section 10 of the Annual Digest)
2017-12 MCA Insight – Why the Human Element  (Article from Section 10 of the Annual Digest)


CHIRP Annual Digest 2016

CHIRP is pleased to publish it’s first Annual Digest, which comprises of articles from Maritime FEEDBACK magazines 41 to 45, plus some Insight Articles produced by members of the CHIRP Maritime Advisory Board. The Digest is accompanied by twelve videos taken from series of Maritime Bulletins, which are produced after each edition of FEEDBACK. We hope that you enjoy the Annual Digest and welcome any feedback on the content.

CHIRP Annual Digest 2016 (PDF)

Video 1 Luanda Roads                                    Video 7 Power Loss at Lock
Video 2 Unsafe RIB                                      Video 8 Snapback Mooring
Video 3 Close Ferry                                     Video 9 Superyacht Anchor
Video 4 TSS                                             Video 10 Flash Fire
Video 5 Exhaust Fire                                    Video 11 Yacht Ship
Video 6 Confined Space                                  Video 12 ECDIS

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