Session 5: Missing Ships Records – What Impact Does It Really Have?

The records that relate to a ship should give the complete story of its life and operations yet they are often found to be missing or incomplete, often after a casualty or when the ship is sold on to new owners.
Join this session to hear more about the practical and legal impacts of missing documents both in the investigation of a casualty but also in trying to manage the day to day operation of a ship such as maintenance and routine repairs. Does it increase the risk of something going wrong if the crew are going into a part of the ship with no records of what has been done before? Should there be more regulatory control of this matter?

Alistair Johnson, Director / Campbell Johnston Clark, United Kingdom (Moderator)
Paul Martin / Master Mariner, Campbell Johnston Clark, Singapore