The start of a campaign to raise the awareness of Human Element issues as they apply to the commercial maritime industry. This campaign is a 3 year project run by The Nautical Institute and sponsored by Lloyd’s Register.
The maritime industry recognises that many accidents are the direct consequence of human failings and that in reality many of the others have a strong element of human involvement.
Human error costs the maritime industry $541m a year, according to the UK P&I Club. From their own analysis of 6091 major claims (over $100,000) spanning a period of 15 years, the Club has established that these claims have cost their members $2.6bn, 62% of which is attributable to human error.