What we do

CHIRP’s independent, confidential incident and near-miss reporting programme improves safety at sea for mariners worldwide. We investigate every report and publish our anonymised findings to raise awareness of safety issues.

We welcome safety-related reports from anywhere in the world and from all parts of the maritime industry including commercial seafarers, fishers, recreational and leisure mariners, and anyone who works in a port or harbour. We also welcome reports from members of the public who use ports, harbours or maritime transport (eg ferry and cruise vessel passengers) .

We never reveal the identities of our reporters, and as soon as our investigations are complete, we permanently delete their personal details from our database. This means that you can raise safety concerns without fear of your identity being revealed to your peer group, line managers or the company you work for. However we do not normally act upon anonymous reports.

 Please note that our incident reporting programme is a voluntary scheme. Sending a report to CHIRP does not alleviate any legal obligation that may be placed upon you to submit a report to the appropriate authorities. 

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