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Marine Incident Investigation

marine incident investigation


This specialist course will provide you with the crucial knowledge required when working in a marine incident investigation role.

The online course consists of 1 module that must be completed within 6 months. The module consists of text and charts to help you with your learning and 10 multiple choice questions which you are expected to pass by 70%.

On successful completion of the module you will be rewarded with a Certificate in ‘Marine Incident Investigation’.

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Module includes

  • The background to Marine Incident Investigation
  • The human factor in Incident Investigations
  • Initial actions in an Investigation
  • Managing the Investigation
  • Witnesses and interview
  • Collecting physical evidence
  • Human factors
  • Analyses, tools and techniques
  • Developing conclusions and making recommendations
  • Witness interviewing
  • The cognitive interview
  • List of potential sources of evidence
  • References and further reading

Meet the Author

Ian Biles

Master Mariner, BEng (Hons), MA, CEng, CmarEng, DipMarSur, Eur Ing, FNI, Hon MIIMS, MRINA, MIMarEST, MSNAME, MSCMS, AMS, (SAMS) MEWI, MRIN
Ian started sailing with his father at the age of 12 and went to sea upon finishing school. He sailed world-wide for 13 years (1975 to 1988) on a range of commercial ships and spent his leave sailing around the UK and in the Mediterranean. Throughout this time Ian studied for his commercial and yachting qualifications and he passed his Ocean Yachtmasters in 1982 followed by his Class 1 (Unlimited) Masters Certificate in 1984.

In 1988 Ian was recruited by Shell International Marine who sponsored him to return to the University of Southampton on an Honours degree course in Naval Architecture (Ship Science). Following this he went on to take a masters degree in Business Management.

Ian began his own marine surveying and consultancy business in 1992. The company has developed to offer technical advice and services to Owners, Operators, Managers, Banks and Insurance Companies in both the leisure and commercial marine sectors.

Ian has been involved with numerous accident and incident investigations including grounding mage, fire damage, collision damage (ships and fixed and floating objects), personal accident and injury, professional negligence and gross negligence manslaughter. Ian is probably one of the most qualified marine surveyors in the business.

Supported by:

Keystone Law
Global HR & Payroll Expertise (CESG)
British Marine
PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
Ocean Independence
MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
Marine Society
Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents