The Nautical Institute thanked Almi Tankers for the second time in three years for its continued participation in the international and confidential Mariners’ Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS).
MARS is a free searchable database containing reports of accidents and near misses stretching back over a quarter of a century. Funded through the support of the Institute’s Nautical Affiliate partners, it is one of the maritime industry’s leading risk reduction initiatives and is helping to make life safer for seafarers everywhere.
As a free service to the industry, MARS reports also regularly comprise alerts condensed from official industry sources, so that issues resulting from recent incidents can be efficiently relayed to the mariner on board. With access to the internet from vessels becoming more affordable, the MARS database is a valuable risk assessment, work planning, loss prevention tool and training aid for crew and management.