Online Marine accident and incident investigation course

Life jacketsOnline Marine Incident Investigation course is designed to give you a thorough insight into the industry.

It is delivered in full over the Internet. This way seafarer has no geographical barriers and can take the course from wherever and whenever she or he wants.

Marine accident and incident investigation course is first in our e-learning course series for maritime professionals. It is available on our e-learning platform here.

Online Marine accident and investigation course overview

Incidents are occurring every day. Incidents may or may not lead to actual loss, but many of them could have been prevented if only previous incidents would have been reported, properly investigated and analyzed.

Objective of this distance learning course is to be able to apply Incident Investigation and Analysis in the own work environment.

Understanding the basic factors leading to human error is the first step towards a better control of such factors.  The vast majority of incidents are actually a direct result of human error.

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kapetan-na-mostuMarine accident and investigation course is designed for people who are:

personnel responsible for accident prevention such as ship safety officers,

company safety officers,

designated persons ashore (DPA),

Captains and senior ship officers, operational ship managers,

engineering and/or marine superintendents.

It also applies to safety professionals, incident investigators, marine surveyors, loss prevention managers, risk managers, P&I underwriters and claims managers, solicitors, accountants, flag and port state control inspectors and classification society surveyors.


The course focuses on:

  • D2 - Diverso Impex - spuštanje brodiceCauses of Incidents
  • Human Failure and Human Error
  • Initiation of an Accident Investigation
  • Analyses, Tools and Techniques
  • Evaluation

Crucial information to Marine Incident Investigation:

  • Understanding the reasons behind carrying out an investigation
  • How to carry out an investigation
  • How to collect physical and human evidence
  • Essential interview techniques
  • Methods to analysis the reasons why

Scope of the Marine accident and investigation online course

The online course consists of 4 modules and a final exam. Each module consists of appropriate learning material to provide you all the necessary information and knowledge.

On successful completion of the course by passing the exam, you will be rewarded with a certificate in ‘Marine accident and incident investigation’.


Classroom with smart boardEntrance regulations: None

Who should attend:
Senior shore-based and ship-board management.

Those involved in safety management.

Everyone whose duties involve assessing and managing their company’s risk.

Those who need to understand and participate in the decision-making processes that affect their day-to-day and long-term operations.

Duration: self-paced learning, certificate rewarded after successfully completing the final exam


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