A Systemic Approach To Safety In Pilotage
Vik Chaudhri is Manager, Transport Safety at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Vik is a marine specialist investigator and has been closely involved with about a hundred ATSB marine investigations since 2006. These include leading a number of high profile investigations, including Queensland Coastal Pilotage (2012) and the grounding of Pasha Bulker (2007). In recent years, he has also managed investigations into aviation and rail occurrences, broadening his knowledge of safety systems across transport modes.
Vik’s operational experience of more than 25 years includes command of very large crude carriers, marine pilotage, port operations and vessel traffic services. He holds unrestricted master mariner qualifications, and academic qualifications that include a BSc in Nautical Science, Diploma of Transport Safety Investigation and a Graduate Certificate in Port & Terminal Management.
Vik represents the ATSB at various maritime forums internationally and nationally. He has a keen interest in transport safety, but the safe operation of ships has remained close to his heart since first going to sea as a cadet.