Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation

EMSA is responsible for providing technical assistance for the implementation of Directive 2009/18/EC establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents in the maritime transport sector. It provides the Secretariat for the Permanent Cooperation Framework (PCF) of Accident Investigation Bodies. It is also responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of EMCIP, the European Marine Casualty Information Platform, a tool to store and analyse casualty data and investigation reports provided by the Member States.

Activities are aimed at further developing the accident investigation capabilities of the Member States and the ability to collect and analyse casualty data at EU level.



Accident Investigation in a nutshell

newsbulletSupporting the Commission in the implementation of Directive 2009/18/EC.

newsbulletProviding the Secretariat to the Permanent Cooperation Framework (PCF).

newsbulletManaging the “European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP).

newsbulletVerifying EMCIP data quality and consistency.

newsbulletProviding operational support to Member States, upon request, concerning investigation of serious and very serious marine accidents.

newsbulletAnalysis of  marine casualty data and investigation reports.

newsbulletSupporting Member States through development and promotion of training activities.

newsbulletPublishing the annual overview of marine casualties and incidents