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Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

All-encompassing marine accident investigation training course by online learning

Starts 4 March 2021

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: 4 March 2021
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

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100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • 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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Capt Paul Drouin

Captain Drouin has more than a decade of experience as a marine accident investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He has attended IMO and has many published articles in several industry journals.

In 2012, Captain Drouin returned to sea as a Master on various vessel types including cable ships and ASD trailing suction dredgers. A Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Captain Drouin is a founding member of The Nautical Institute's IMO steering Committee and Editor of The Nautical Institute's MARS reporting scheme.

"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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MSc Marine Operations

Graduates of the Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation can apply to continue their studies to the MSc Marine Operations with Middlesex University with advanced standing entry.  This continuation route has only been recognised for graduates of the Lloyd's Maritime Academy Diploma.


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