RINA-LR Maritime Safety Award 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


The Maritime Safety Award is presented by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, in association with Lloyd’s Register, to an individual, company or organisation which has made a significant technological contribution to improving maritime safety or the protection of the maritime environment. Such contribution can have been made either by a specific activity or over a period of time. Nominations may be made by any member of the global maritime community, and are judged by a panel of members of the Institution and Lloyd’s Register. The Award will be announced at the Institution’s Annual Dinner. The SEAHORSE consortium - the first of its type in the world - has received the prestigious Maritime Safety Award. It has brought together experts from the maritime world to research and implement safety considerations pioneered by the aviation industry. SEAHORSE Consortium is led by the University of Strathclyde and involves three Ship Operators (Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries, KAHN SHIPPING and DANAOS Shipping), four universities (University of Strathclyde, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Istanbul Technical University and Trinity College Dublin), a Crew Agency (AP&A ltd), a classification society (Lloyd’s Register EMEA), an aviation consultancy company (Deep Blue), two training companies (ESM and KRATIS) and a research organisation (TNO) Inspired by the rigorous standards of the aviation industry and seeking to influence best practice in commercial shipping, the EU FP7 (7th Framework Programme) funded research project has sought to develop and establish straightforward systems to ensure best levels of safety in a range of areas, from safety culture, checklists and human factors training to standardised operating procedures. Members of the SEAHORSE consortium received the award at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ annual dinner in London.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsRINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects)

Awarded at event

Event titleThe Royal Institution of Naval Architects Annual Dinner
LocationLancaster London, London, United KingdomShow on map
Period27 Apr 2017 → 27 Apr 2017


  • Maritime Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Maritime
  • Shipping
  • Aviation