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Training to improve casualty investigation reporting

A new train-the-trainer course to address the issue of underreporting of marine casualty investigations is underway (3-26 November). The comprehensive online course involves participants from 13 IMO Member States* in the Asia & Pacific region, with a view to increasing capacity to take on cases and thereby raise the rate of casualty reporting, in line with the mandatory Casualty Investigation Code.

Participants will cover everything from how to set up an investigation, to mandatory standards, identifying risk, learning theories, how to structure reports, and more – through a programme split into eight sections:

·       What is a “Marine Casualty”?

·       Understanding the International Safety Management (ISM) Code & Risk

·       Marine Casualty Investigation & Analysis

·       Pedagogic aspect – how to train

·       Evidence

·       Human Elements

·       Country’s responsibilities

·       Reporting

The pilot course is organized by IMO in cooperation with the World Maritime University (WMU), in partnership with the Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum (MAIIF). The course is part of a programme of action to improve the rate of reporting into marine casualties and incidents.

* Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Mongolia; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Singapore; Thailand and Viet Nam