Lloyd’s Maritime Institute | International educational institution in Geneva | Incident Investigation
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Incident Investigation


Risk is inherent within any marine operation, which means that accidents and incidents will occur. Marine accidents and incidents can be very complex, relevant authorities are responsible for investigating these events; anyone carrying out an investigation needs the skills to conduct a robust investigation. Our training course delivers the core knowledge required to understand the cause factors leading to an accident, collate the required information and compile an investigation report with recommendations for improving safety. The course is presented by a Marine Accident Investigation specialist, with more than 20 years of experience during which he was involved with the investigation of over 70 serious marine accidents, resulting in over 140 recommendations for improving safety. This is backed up with 25 years at sea, trading worldwide.


This course is intended to provide participants with an understanding of the ABS methodology for investigating incidents and analyzing management system performance to solve problems and optimize performance. The application of widely used investigative tools can make the analysis more effective and efficient. This course helps develop skills for structuring an investigation program for a company.         

Benefits of the Course

  • Learn how to investigate complex incidents and identify root causes, not just causal factors, using proven techniques;
  • Gained the skills needed to confidently conduct a marine accident investigation;
  • Understanding the reasons behind carrying out an investigation;
  • How to carry out an investigation…

Who Should Attend

Personnel who may be required to investigate or participate in the investigation of complex incidents including:
  • Ship captains;
  • Chief engineers;
  • Port captains / superintendents, vessel / fleet managers;
  • Technical department managers, safety directors / managers or their equivalent.

Course Content

  • Incident Investigation basics and terminology;
  • Process of incident investigations;
  • Interviewing and facts gathering techniques;
  • Root Cause Analysis;
  • Practical Incident Investigation Execution…


Mr. Haniff Muhammad: Safety Officer, Singapore.

“My tutor was very helpful and got back to me quickly. He offered good advice and great support. If I had any questions she had no trouble answering them efficiently, giving me the information and advice I needed. I learned a lot from the course and would definitely recommend the course to anyone wanting to gain some experience and knowledge in events and wedding planning.”

Mr. Davis DONALD: Port Security Specialist -U.S. Coast Guard.

This course was well organized & the tutor was very helpful and knowledgeable on the subject.


Is this program available online?

Yes, it’s based on distance learning

In what language is this program taught?

Our courses are conducted in English

What’s the duration of the course?

This course takes 3 months to be completed.

What kind of examination I need to take to pass the course?

To pass this course you need to pass a final test, you are advised to submit it  by the date given on your Study Schedule,

Can I get an extension?

You have the opportunity to extend the length of your course by an extra 1 month at no additional charges.

Who recognized this training?

Our courses are recognized by leading organizations such as IAMSA, NAMS Global, INTERCARGO, and IAMSP.

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