MAIFA

BoardMarine Accident Investigators Forum in Asia

SubjectBrief information of MAIIF 20 meeting Hit3389
WriterChunsong Ko Date2011.03.03

The 20th meeting of MAIIF was held in early last month (February). <br /> <br />1. Date and Place : 2011.1.31 - 2011.2.4, Freeport, Grand Bahama <br /> <br />2. Hosting Authority : BMA (Bahamas Maritime Authority) <br /> <br />3. Participants : about 50 investigators from 32 organizations of 28 States <br /> <br />4. Agenda <br />   - annual acitivities of member States <br />   - presentation of accident investigation cases on <br />     > Fishing Vessel Safety Issues <br />     > VDR analysis within marine accident investigation <br />     > Pilotage related accident investigation <br />     > Human factors in maritime accidents <br />   - IMO and ILO activities regarding marine casualty investigation <br /> <br />5. Other issues <br />   - MAIIF 21st meeting. <br />   - Mr. Steve Clinch of MAIB of UK was elected as treasurer. of the meeting. <br />   - Associated membership was discussed and finally decided to be deleted from the Charter. <br />   - WMU"s paper for the FSI 19 did not reflect actual and practical situation of investigation. <br />   - Joint session with CMOU(Caribbean MOU on Port State Control)  <br /> <br />6. MAIFA memeber States participation <br />   - Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea attended the meeting

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