Britannia sponsors CHIRP translation into Philippines national language

Britannia P&I Club has sponsored the translation of the CHIRP (Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme) Maritime Feedback into Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines.

The Club noted that one of the aims of CHIRP was to contribute to the enhancement of global maritime safety by providing an independent confidential reporting system for anyone employed in or associated with the industry. Neale Rodrigues, Divisional Director of Loss Prevention, Britannia P&I, said that “the decision was taken to translate the reports into Tagalog as Filipinos account for about a third of the total population of seafarers. Being able to read the reports in their own language should improve our Filipino colleagues’ understanding of the work that CHIRP Maritime does and encourage them to report incidents, in the knowledge that they will be treated in total confidence”.