Marine Incident Investigation & Analysis

The Nautical Institute's Marine Investigation and Analysis Course.

This course introduces the student to the philosophy, processes and procedures to support a marine casualty investigation taking into consideration the Code for the Investigation of Marine Casualties and Incidents.
Target Audience: Personnel responsible for marine accident prevention and investigation, ship safety officers, company safety officers, designated persons ashore (DPA), captains and senior ship officers, operational ship managers, technical and marine superintendents.

Points covered

  • Understanding the reasons behind carrying out an investigation
  • How to carry out an investigation
  • How to collect physical and human evidence
  • Essential interview techniques
  • Causes of Incidents and Accidents
  • Identify the relationship between cause and effect
  • Human Failure and Human Error
  • Initiation of an Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Health and safety in marine investigations.
  • Marine accident site risk assessment and hazard identification.
  • Evidence preservation and collection issues in common marine accident scenarios.
  • Recognise the role of shipboard personnel in external accident investigations.
  • International aspects of marine accident/incident investigation.
  • Analyses, Root Cause, Tools and Techniques
  • Evaluation

Meet your instructors

Captain Michael Rydén AFNI
Captain Michael Rydén AFNI

Short course instructor

Captain Michael Rydén AFNI has over 25 years' experience at sea and ashore. A certified lead auditor and navigation assessor, he has conducted over 500 audits, inspections and assessments including leading on incident investigations.
Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI
Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI

Short course instructor

Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI is a Nautical Institute Fellow who specialises in maritime education and training. Captain Butalia has years of experience as an onboard assessor, has an MSc in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University, Malmö. He designs and develops safety modules and training programmes based on need analysis to enhance skills and efficiency.


What you will receive?

Students will receive a certificate upon course completion issued by The Nautical Institute.

The course complements the Nautical Institute´s specialist publications:

  • Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence
  • The Mariner´s Role in Collecting Evidence – Handbook

Each course attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the highly acclaimed book Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence + Handbook (worth £80) on the day of the course!


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