MSC 84 - Guidance on near-miss reporting

The IMO's Human Element Working Group met this week concurrently with the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 84) and developed guidelines for near-miss reporting.

Based on the lack of near-miss reporting in the industry, it was felt that there was a need to provide guidance to encourage companies and seafarers to document and record information on near-misses and hazardous situations in order to understand the precursors to events that may be detrimental to safety and to the marine environment.

One of the main objectives of this guidance is to assist companies with the implementation of near-miss reporting in accordance with the requirements of chapter 9 of the ISM Code.

The official guideline will be made available to members in due course.

Contact: Fredrik Larsson