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Starting 28 February 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 28 February 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Guidance and best practice for effective investigation of marine accidents

Gain the expertise required to conduct thorough investigations which could promote improved safety and be of value to yourself, your employer and the maritime industry as a whole.


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Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

Core Modules

  • Module 1  Introduction and Background to Accident Investigation
  • Module 2  The Common Causes of Marine Accidents
  • Module 3  First Principles of Marine Accident Investigation
  • Module 4  Practical Preparation for the Investigation
  • Module 5  Investigation Protocol
  • Module 6  On Site Risk Assessment and Investigation Management
  • Module 7  Data Collection
  • Module 8  Analysis of Data
  • Module 9  The Investigation Report
  • Module 10  Post-Publication of a Marine Accident Report
  • Case Study  A Mock Marine Accident Investigation and Report

What you'll learn

  • Discuss the international background to marine accident investigation, its stakeholders and the influence of current legislation and regulations
  • Identify the common causes of marine accidents
  • Analyse the human factors involved and how management can be used to address and reduce their impact
  • Describe how to set up an investigation ensuring data collection and relationships with stakeholders are not compromised
  • Conduct a risk assessment (including a dynamic risk assessment), identifying all key risk factors
  • Explain root cause analysis and its application within the investigation process
  • Integrate learning from across the course to a topical case study situation

How you'll learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

Assessed and awarded by North Kent College

Delivered in partnership between the National Maritime Training Centre at North Kent College and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the course continues to be the ideal professional development course for existing ship managers, prospective ship managers and for those who work alongside the ship management sector.  

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs