Accident investigations

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) (www.maib.dft.gov.uk) The MAIB is a branch of DETR which investigates all types of marine accident. It is independent of MCA and its head, the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, reports directly to the Secretary of State. The role of the MAIB is to determine the circumstances and causes of an accident with the aim of improving safety at sea and preventing future accidents. Their powers are set out in the Merchant Shipping Act.

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The Salvage Association (www.wreckage.orrg)

Another type of investigation is carried out by the Salvage Association. This association serves the insurance industry. When instructed, it carries out surveys of casualties to ascertain the circumstances, investigate the cause, the extent of damage and to assess the cost to rectify. On-site inspections are usually needed although thought is being given to using remote video imaging fed back to experts at base. The Association aims to give a fast service, giving preliminary advice within 48 hours.

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.

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