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Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

All-encompassing marine accident investigation training course by online learning

Starts 6 March 2018

Online Learning

 This course teaches key knowledge in effectively investigating marine accidents

This programme will give you the expertise required to conduct thorough investigations which could promote improved safety and be of value to yourself, your employer and the maritime industry as a whole.

When: 6 March 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months, part-time

Ideal for: People working in accident investigation and prevention and security enforcement in the maritime industry, those responsible for safety standards and those involved in the conducting of or responding to investigations

Course ModulesCourses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction and Background to Accident Investigation
  • The Common Causes of Marine Accidents
  • First Principles of Marine Accident Investigation
  • Practical Preparation for the Investigation
  • Investigation Protocol
  • On Site Risk Assessment and Investigation Management
  • Data Collection
  • Analysis of Data
  • The Investigation Report
  • Post-Publication of a Marine Accident Report
  • A Mock Marine Accident Investigation and Report

"The course teaches a practicing surveyor good tips on marine casualty investigation. The contents are superb and the case studies are fantastic."

Kuppuswamy Kalyanaraman, Seawise Maritime Services

Course Director

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John Astbury, CBE
CEO Intermaripolicy Ltd

John  is an independent maritime policy adviser and formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

He has worked closely with government ministers on the review of maritime policy and has been responsible for the review of a wide range of organisational maritime issues and major changes within the sector.

John is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.

"I have found the course to be a valuable knowledge builder, both in terms of enhancing previous knowledge and in providing new knowledge."

Capt J. Lyall

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