What is MAIB?

    What is MAIB?


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    Staff July 27, 2014

             Operates independently of MSA, investigates
    1)  Accident at sea and onboard ships
    2)  Dangerous occurrences at sea,
    Aim  -Determining what caused an accident in order to prevent it from happening again.
    – Publishes reports on accidents with recommendations and lessons to be learned.
    Duties – defined in the MS regulations 1994.
              – Employs a staff of professional and support staff (Inspectors)
    The Inspectors
    Professional inspector are come from 3 Marine disciplines 1. Nautical. 2. Engineer. 3. Naval architecture. Others from recent seagoing or specialist knowledge. Inspectors are  available to travel at short notice to wherever a ship has been involved in an accident.

    • Administrative Inquiry:        for less serious cases where enquires are made by correspondence or telephone, without need for visits


    • Inspector’s Investigation:     for more serious case where witness are interviewed and ship is visited where that is feasible; and


    • Inspector’s Inquiry:            called by Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents in the cases of major accident. This is a very comprehensive investigations, usually carried out by a team of MAIB inspector.  

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