Seafaring is the deadliest job in the world. Over the past 10 years, almost 1,000 ships have been lost, and more than 2,500 seafarers lost their lives. Experts estimate that between 75% and 90% of these incidents are caused by human error.
A major reason for this is that navigation is a legacy process. A container ship’s bridge looks awfully similar today as it did 400 years ago when the Mayflower crossed the Atlantic. We navigate primarily with our eyes and ears. Even with radar and AIS, we see only as far as the earth’s curvature allows. And we take a reactive approach to collision avoidance.
We think there’s a better way: a 21st-century approach to navigation. Seafaring does not need to be the world’s deadliest job any longer and that’s what drives us to push forward every day. And that’s what shapes our mission of zero… Zero lives lost. Zero ships lost.
That’s why we founded SailPlan, an intelligent maritime navigation platform, and why we’ve partnered with some of the most influential names in the maritime industry to get to zero, together.