An important part of a shipboard Safety Management System (SMS) is an effective accident investigation process.  The level of safety has been shown to improve when changes are made as the result of analyses of accidents and near accidents.  This video is intended to be used as a training aid to assist accident investigation teams in conducting investigations.  It is also intended to make all crewmembers aware of the importance of reporting accidents and near accidents.  The video addresses all of the elements of the investigation process, with emphasis on identifying root causes and making recommendations for corrective action

Shipboard Accident Investigation



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