Investigations initiates, completes and documents Port State Control (PSC) detentions, contraventions and casualty investigations, distributes major casualty and pollution incidents investigation reports to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Port States and other interested parties, distributes determinations after investigating contraventions of SOLAS, MARPOL, and COLREGS and monitors developments in national and international maritime law or conventions that could impact maritime investigatory functions.
Most investigations functions involve incidents which can be thought of as issues or occurrences that require some type of action by the RMI Maritime Administrator. They can be events which directly involve the ship such as a casualty, contravention or an oil spill. They may be personnel related such as a death or an injury, failure to properly perform duties, crew grievance or an act of fraud or misconduct. There also may be an interaction between incidents such as a shipboard explosion that injures a seafarer or improper navigation that results in a vessel grounding. Other incidents may relate to more generic issues such as embargoes, treaties and tariffs.
Report of Vessel Casualty or Accident (MI-109)
Report of Personal Injury or Loss of Life (MI-109-1)
Investigations related Marine Safety Advisories:
MSAdvisory #20-16 LIFT / ELEVATOR SAFETY DEVICES
MSAdvisory #24-15 SNAP BACK OF ULTRA-HIGH MODULUS POLYETHYLENE FIBRE MOORING LINES
MSAdvisory #20-15 RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING LOW SULPHUR MARINE GAS OIL
MSAdvisory #10-15 LESSONS LEARNED: SAFE NAVIGATION IN THE VICINITY OF DESIGNATED PILOT EMBARKATION / DISEMBARKATION AREAS
MSAdvisory #35-14 MALARIA PREVENTION
MSAdvisory #52-13 CARGO FREEFALL LIFEBOAT CASUALTIES - SAFE WORK PRACTICES
MSAdvisory #58-12 CARGO RELATED MARINE CASUALTIES
MSAdvisory #29-12 SCALDING INJURIES – LESSONS LEARNED
MSAdvisory #24-12 NAVIGATION RELATED MARINE CASUALTIES WITH PILOTS ON BOARD
MSAdvisory #162-11 GROUNDINGS IN SOUTH AMERICAN RIVERS AND PORTS
MSAdvisory #62-11 TESTING OF PROXIMITY SWITCHES (LIMIT SWITCHES) ON DAVITS AND OTHER LIFTING EQUIPMENT
MSAdvisory #123-10 IMPROVING SITUATIONAL PREPAREDNESS WHEN PROCEEDING THROUGH OR APPROACHING AND DEPARTING FAR EAST PORTS, ANCHORAGES AND INLAND WATERWAYS
MSAdvisory #111-10 SAFE WORK PRACTICES
For further information on Investigations, please contact:
International Registries, Inc.
Attn: Investigations Department
11495 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-1506
United States of America