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Incident Investigation Course

The Nautical Institute´s Marine Incident Investigation and Analysis Course

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Join as a member and get a discount on all course fees, plus all the member benefits.
For Hong Kong course bookings, please email or for all other course bookings, please 
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Learning Lessons from Accidents and Incidents

The course complements the Nautical Institute´s specialist publications:

• Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence

• The Mariner´s Role in Collecting Evidence – Handbook

This course aligns with IMO Model Course 3.11 and the course introduces the student to the philosophy, processes and procedures required to support a marine casualty investigation in accordance with IMO Assembly Resolution A.849(20) and the Code for the Investigation of Marine Casualties and Incidents.

• 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

The course may be useful to all personnel responsible for marine accident prevention and investigation that have gained the necessary basic investigation skills such as ship safety officers, company safety officers, designated persons ashore (DPA), captains and senior ship officers, operational ship managers, technical and marine superintendents.

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

Upcoming Courses

Date: 25-26 February 2019
Hilton Antwerp Old Town, Groeplaats 32, 2000, Antwerpen, Belgium
Fees (+VAT): NI member: £850 Non-member: £1000

Date: 28 February - 1 March 2019
The Nautical Institute, 202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7LQ, United Kingdom
Fees (+VAT): NI member: £850 Non-member: £1000

Date: 6-7 March 2019
Hong Kong Island
Fees (+VAT): NI member: HK$7500 Non-member: HK$9000

If you are unable to find a course in a location of your choice, please email with your preferred location.

 MIIA Books 1

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!