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Airbus Linkup Takes Top International Honour

Airbus linkup takes top international honour


A safety link up with aircraft manufacturer Airbus has brought international recognition for CalMac.

The company was part of Scottish-led academic and industry collaboration to take a top international marine award for a revolutionary project to enhance safety at sea procedures.

The Project SEAHORSE consortium, led by the University of Strathclyde, brought together experts from across the maritime world - including CalMac - to research and implement safety procedures considerations pioneered by the aviation industry.

The project, which is a global first, has been recognised with the highly prestigious Maritime Safety Award from the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, in association with Lloyd's Register.

Inspired by the rigorous standards in the aviation industry and seeking to influence best practice across commercial shipping, the EU-funded research project has sought to develop and establish straightforward systems to ensure best levels of safety in a range of areas, from checklists and safety reporting to standardised operating procedures.

CalMac collaborated with Airbus to create and trial a pioneering new system across 10 of our roll-on, roll-off ferries, developing the checks with input from the masters of our vessels. The system has since been adopted within CalMac, and is just one of the areas in which SEAHORSE now offers proven and robust innovations which can find a place globally within the marine sector.

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