Incident Investigation Training Course

Learning Topic: Safety

2.5 hours

Product code: #6207

$200.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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Despite all of our best efforts, accidents and incidents still happen at sea, resulting in loss of life, injuries, pollution or extra costs.

In this course we look at the benefits of incident investigation in preventing future accidents. We describe the professional methods and terminology used in incident investigation, such as ‘cause and effect’ and how measures can be put in place to prevent future accidents. We also explore the techniques for incident investigation, such as the best means of gathering evidence and carrying out interviews. The best structure for an investigation report is described, along with best practice for sharing the findings of incident investigation.

On completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Ocean Technologies Group, powered by Marlins, Seagull and Videotel.

Please note:  The assessment part of this course must be completed onboard ship or onshore in the offices of a registered shipping company or maritime institution. The Master/senior officer onboard or a senior official onshore must sign and stamp your application form to verify they have directly supervised your eLearning assessment(s). For Flag approved courses, please refer to the 'approvals' section below for further information.

What you'll learn

Recognise the importance of investigating accidents, incidents and near-misses

Identify the relationship between cause and effect

Identify the types of controls which can be put in place to prevent accidents

Identify how to set up and conduct an investigation

Identify the methods for collecting evidence for an investigation

Recognise the structure of typical investigation reports

Recognise the role of shipboard personnel in external accident investigations

Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • Module #0306 - Incident investigation
  • Module #0307 - Incident investigation


There are no pre-requisites for this course


• IMO Resolution A.849(20) Code for the Investigation of Marine Casualties and Incidents

• IMO MSC-MEPC.3 Circ.2 Code of the International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident

• ILO MLC 2006 Guideline B4.3.6. – Investigations; Regulation 5.1.6 – Marine casualties


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