The Chain of Accountability

An excerpt from the script: “the chain of accountability is designed to provide overlapping layers of responsibility for shipboard safety. It is important that you understand your position within the chain. The Master has overall responsibility for managing the safety of the vessel. His officers exercise authority within their departments. In general, the Master serves as leader of the deck department, while the Chief Engineer assumes the same role in the Engine room. They in turn delegate authority for specific tasks to other officers and members of the crew. Simply stated, when it comes to safety, everyone has a role to play”.

This short program is a component of The Program of Shipboard Safety. 4.35 min..