BRITANNIA SPONSORED CHIRP IS A WINNER AT THE 2017 SAFETY AT SEA AWARDS

We are delighted to report that the CHIRP Charitable Trust has been named ‘The Best Safety Service of the Year’ at the 2017 Safety at Sea Awards. This was announced last week at the awards ceremony held during London International Shipping Week. The awards recognise those who improve seafarer competence and risk management with innovations and achievements in the fields of training, operations, equipment and services. Britannia is a core sponsor of the CHIRP programme.

Many of you will be familiar with CHIRP and its aim of contributing to the enhancement of maritime safety worldwide by providing a totally independent confidential reporting system for all individuals employed in or associated with the maritime industry. The Safety at Sea Awards is one of the most prestigious maritime industry awards. CHIRP was announced as the winner out of six shortlisted entrants in the Best Safety Service of the Year category, recognising its online confidential reporting programme as an original development that has the potential to improve safety both on board and ashore.

Captain John Rose, the Director (Maritime) of CHIRP said: “The Safety at Sea Award recognises the amazing hard work and dedication of the three part-time maritime staff at CHIRP. The Trustees and Members of the Maritime Advisory Board, with their collective 750 years of maritime experience, and our worldwide network of Ambassadors, all volunteers, provide very able support and expertise. It is also testament to the support we receive from our sponsors for whose generosity we are most grateful”.

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