What you get
We examine, investigate and analyse all types of marine accidents to or on board vessels worldwide, and other accidents related to the ship or crew ashore, like ports and port facilities.
Our reports are not limited to prepare a time line of the event but also offer proposals for corrective and preventive actions for the Companies, Crew or Authorities with the aim of improving the safety of life, protection of the environment and security on board and ashore.
International regulatory regime & National Legislation such as UK Merchant Shipping Act 1995 - Accident Reporting and Investigation Regulations 2005, as amended, are the basis to start working in an incident.
We do the most to provide a highly efficient support service including:
- -Investigation of the incident
- -Support on the identification of corrective / preventive actions / Risk Assessments and Analysis / Recommendations for Improvement and Full follow up on all corrective / Preventive actions identified
- -Additional services, if needed, in order to assist operators to properly respond to the requirements of the obligatory rules and regulations.
How we do it
Firstly the team collects evidence and decides whether or not to conduct an Initial Examination (IE). During IE, which is the first stage of the investigation, the team evaluates the causes and circumstances of an accident to see if they meet the criteria required to warrant further investigation. All parties involved will be notified for the initial results.
Our team’s methodology originates by addressing following:
- -What and how happened?
- -Why did it happen?
- -Who were involved?
- -How can we prevent similar scenarios?
- -Risk analysis
- -Root cause analysis
All available equipment and means will be used, provided the agreement of the involved parties. (ship black boxes, divers, underwater equipment etc.)
Our personnel have gained years of experience while participating in various accident investigations having worked on behalf the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Maritime Cook Islands and other clients.
More details available upon request.