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Use the links above for knowledge regarding near miss.


Seahealth is in a process of finding articles, publications, research and websites  

It is our goal to provide the maritime industry with as much information as possible relating to near miss reporting.

Relevant websites: 

The Human Element has been developed from the award-winning book by the MCA http://thehumanelementfilm.com/resource/ . This is not merely the ‘film of the book’; with the assistance of the original authors – Dik Gregory and Paul Shanahan of GS Partnership – the film takes the concepts of the book and presents them in a more concise manner, making them easier to digest and put to practical use.

The DVD also includes the 32 page Facilitator’s Training Book, that makes up about 50% of this training resource. The book allows the film to be better understood, and the concepts more easily absorbed and remembered, by prompting thought and discussion amongst the audience. The book can be used by the lone viewer, but is intended ideally for use with a group audience.

The film is aimed at creating greater operational mindfulness, thereby allowing safety, rather than danger, to emerge from human behaviour.

IMCA http://www.imca-int.com/safety-environment-and-legislation/safety-flashes.aspx. Safety flashes disseminate important information on incidents and potential hazards and the lessons learnt from them that can help prevent incidents occurring elsewhere in the industry.  In addition to circulating the initial reports, information received from members on incidents is crucial in helping to formulate the various committee work programmes. 

CHIRP CHIRP - Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme The aim of CHIRP is to contribute to the enhancement of aviation safety in the UK and maritime safety worldwide, by providing a totally independent confidential (not anonymous) reporting system for all individuals employed in or associated with these industries.

MARS MARS The Mariners' Alerting and Reporting Scheme  is primarily a confidential reporting system run by The Nautical Institute to allow full reporting of accidents (and near misses) without fear of identification or litigation. As a free service to the industry, MARS reports also regularly comprise alerts condensed from official industry sources, so that issues resulting from recent incidents can be efficiently relayed to the mariner on board. With access to the internet from vessels becoming more affordable, the MARS database is a valuable risk assessment, work planning, loss prevention tool and training aid for crew and management.

ALERT ALERT Improving awareness of the human element in the maritime industry. The Nautical Institute is the world's leading international professional body for qualified mariners. Through its Constitution, the Council of the Nautical Institute is directed to 'provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.

MCA MCA Technical Safety Alert. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is committed to a process of continuous improvement with respect to the safety of life at sea. Increasingly, the importance of prevention of accidents and mitigation of risks is being seen as being preferable to a process of reaction to incidents as they occur.

StopLoss Bulletins
The London P&I Club StopLoss Bulletin, published quarterly, draws from the practical experiences of Members and other owners and operators, as well as a host of industry and governmental bodies, to provide practical advice and guidance on loss prevention issues.




Relevant reports and articles: 

MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.7 GUIDANCE ON NEAR-MISS REPORTING - INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION, 10 October 2008 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-fourth session (7 to 16 May 2008), and the Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its fifty-eighth session (6 to 10 October 2008), noted that the Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-fourth session (30 May to 8 June 2001), considered the issue of reporting near-misses and how to promote a no-blame culture and issued MSC/Circ.1015 to encourage reporting of near misses.