Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation:


When an accident occurs in the shipping industry it is normally serious and requires a good understanding of the physical operations, legal position, rules and regulations, and technical designs.

MBM-Consultancy assists ship-owners and operators from the very first day by determining the Investigation channels (I.C) that will be required to establish a long term defence stand point for their case.

The I.C are slowly developed during a thorough survey of the incident, review of personnel logs, vessel historic data, environmental data, and much more.

MBM-Consultancy has experience in dealing with many types of incident investigation and has knowledge and key skills necessary to gather and interpret the pre-accident facts that lead to determine the cause and then present these facts in a favourable presentation.

As examples, the large accident investigations that MBM Consultancy investigated include -

  • Bulk carrier – grounding during manoeuvre within a port,
  • Offshore Boom crane – manufacture/design/operation collapse during Test-load,
  • RTG crane – Structural fatigue during transportation,
  • Wind energy turbines – Vessel transport/weather/structural securing analysis to define the cause that had the effect of the internal fuel tanks to be ruptured in a vessel hold.

For many clients we have successfully provided a full investigation and results that identified the cause which met the clients objective.

For many investigations additional services are required, and MBM Consultancy has an established list of many 3rd party relations to immediately work together on any Accident investigation. Below is an example:

  • Salvage operators
  • Workshops (manufacture, repair, and demolition)
  • Offshore Surveyors ( All certificates available)
  • Laboratory (various options)
  • Weather data specialists
  • Maritime Lawyer

Each case is established with a combination of facts that best present the client’s position and will meet the clients lawyers in a court of law as requested (n.b. Technical details, are presented in 2 formats. A Scientific notation and a Layman’s Notation to assist the Maritime Lawyer/client full understanding of any in-depth Technical analysis).


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