IMarEST TV recording by the IMarEST Western Joint Branch on the 19th October 2020. This webinar was presented by Danny Harwood, Deputy Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents with the UK government’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK ships worldwide, and other ships in UK territorial waters.
As far as the MAIB is concerned, the sole objective of investigating an accident is to determine its circumstances and causes, with the aim of improving the safety of life at sea and the avoidance of accidents in the future. It is not the purpose to apportion liability, nor, except so far as is necessary to achieve the fundamental purpose, to apportion blame.
This webinar explores the role of the MAIB, the powers of an MAIB inspector and the process they follow from notification of a marine casualty to the publication of the report - with illustrations.
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About the Speaker
Danny Harwood is the Deputy Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents with the UK government’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).
He joined the Branch in 2007, having served 24 years as a marine engineering officer in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service. He is responsible for the management of the operational and technical arms of the MAIB and for the conduct of investigations into marine casualties and marine incidents that fall within MAIB’s remit. He is a chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and also has responsibility for the maintenance of the MAIB’s safety management system and the delivery of accident site safety.