Some 50% of crews working on offshore support vessels are willing to compromise safety rather than say ‘no’ to clients or senior management, while nearly 80% believe commercial pressures could influence the safety of their working practices.
The findings come from a newly published report on workboat and OSV safety commissioned by operations and maintenance management software specialist Helm Operations.
The independent report summarize six months of research by Fathom Maritime Intelligence and primary data collection and analysis by Southampton Solent University. It draws on original analysis of Port State Control detention records, feedback from 50 individuals from various off-shore companies, incident case studies, and input from leaders in best practice.
The full version of the OSV Safety report is available to download here.
About Helm Operations:
Since 1999 Helm Operations has been developing software solutions for the workboat industry. Helm CONNECT is the flagship product of Helm Operations that makes preventive maintenance and compliance easy. It’s the workboat industry’s first app-based, web-based, role-based software system designed through user experience principles, which makes it intuitive for use by everyone in a workboat company.
Helm Operations is a subsidiary of ClassNK, one of the world’s leading classification societies, dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the maritime industry, and ensuring the safety of ships, their crews, and the marine environment.