Vessel Triage - User Manual
Type of Document: Reference Document, Procedure
Vessel TRIAGE is a method for assessing and communicating the safety status of vessels in maritime accidents and incidents. This manual is intended for the users of the Vessel TRIAGE method, that is, vessels and maritime emergency responders.
The Vessel TRIAGE method was developed in the project of the same name, which was coordinated by the Finnish Border Guard, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and the Finnish Transport Agency in 2014–2015 (http://www.raja.fi/vesseltriage). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd served as an external expert in the project. In addition to the aforementioned parties, representatives from close to 40 organisations from about 15 countries took part in the project, including maritime SAR responders, shipping companies, salvage companies, classification societies, shipping industries, universities/research institutions and other maritime agencies. The project was financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland from the fund for cooperation in the Baltic Sea, Barents and Arctic region.
This document was prepared by the Vessel TRIAGE project personnel in cooperation with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.