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  • Course name Marine Incident Investigation and Analysis Course - Learning lessons from accidents and incidents (in co-operation with the Nautical Institute)
  • Training objective 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.
  • Prerequisites Experience in the maritime industry is an asset.
  • Duration 2 days
  • Trainer Captain Michael Ryden
  • Course format The Marine Incident Investigation and Analysis Course is theory based with guided practical exercises that introduce the trainee to various scenarios.
    On the principle that people learn best by ´doing´ and recognizing the fact that for some trainees English is not a first language, this course contains a minimum of fifty/fifty split between group work (including case studies) and lecture material.
  • Course language English
  • Supporting information The course complements the Nautical Institute´s specialist publications :
    Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence
    The Mariner´s Role in Collecting Evidence – Handbook
  • Pre-course training Previous experience of risk assessment and/or incident investigation is recommended for this course. It is desirable that a marine accident investigator has, as a foundation on which to develop further specialist skills, an experienced professional maritime background (e.g. navigation officers, engineers, naval architects, marine/technical superintendents) and any person with a good, sound working knowledge of ship operations.
  • Max. number of delegates 12
  • Target group/delegate profile 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.
  • Venue Hilton Old Town – Groenplaats (Antwerp)
  • Cost Public training (excl. VAT) :
    NI member : 850 GBP/person
    Non-member : 1000 GBP/person
    Including 2 days training, course material (see above), catering, networking event.
    In-house training : organised at lump-sum cost in function of number of candidates and location of the training. For details please contact us on
  • Certification Students will receive a certificate upon course completion issued by The Nautical Institute.
    An IMCS Training Academy certificate + a certificate of Continuous Professional Development of the Nautical Institute will be issued at the end of the course
  • Registration Organised via The Nautical Institute
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  • During the course, the following key issues will be addressed
    • 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
  • During the course, the following key issues will be addressed
    • 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
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