Collision Course

November 2008

The risk of collision is one that affects all shipowners, regardless of vessel type or trade. Whilst it is a risk that should be controlled through the correct application of The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), collisions nonetheless continue to occur. From the results of collision investigations, it is frequently apparent that issues relating to lookout, safe speed, assessment of collision risk, and avoiding action play a significant part in the cause of these incidents. The consequences of a collision can be wide-ranging and extremely costly, and not just in financial terms. Consequently, this Loss Prevention film, "Collision Course", produced by Steamship Mutual with the support of The Ship Safety Trust, aims to raise the awareness of watchkeeping officers of the important obligations imposed by Section I of the COLREGS with the objective of reducing collision risk for the future. The trailer below  features, in order of appearance, Sir David Steel (Admiralty Judge), Capt. Faz Peermohamed (Admiralty Partner, Ince & Co), Colin Williams and Chris Adams (Directors, SIMSL) and Capt. Leslie R Morris (Consultant, formerly of London Offshore Consultants and Conmar). 


Michael Grey Viewpoint

Press Clippings

Lloyd's List

In an article titled "Safety aid with vision" in his Viewpoint column of 23 February 2009 Michael Grey described Collision Course as a "really excellent film". The full article is available to view and download below.

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In his Fairplay article of 5 March 2009 Andrew Lansdale endorses Collision Course as a useful learning tool and describes the production as an "excellent job". His article, reproduced here with permission of Fairplay, can be viewed and downloaded below.

Nautilus UK Telegraph

Andrew Lansdale also publicised Collision Course in the April issue of the Nautilus UK Telegraph journal: "The DVD examines specific collisions with animated step-by-step views of events leading up to the incidents, and details of cause, effect and lessons to be learned" . The Telegraph article, reproduced with kind permission of Nautilus UK, can be viewed and downloaded below.