The Body provides to take measures in proper conduct of marine safety investigation, collecting and analyzing of evidences, identifying the circumstances and causes of marine casualties and incidents, making safety recommendations with a view to prevent future marine casualties and incidents and ensuring marine safety.
The Body operates being impartial and objective without direction or interference from any authorities, persons or organizations who may be affected by its outcome, without connecting investigations for action in criminal, administrative or other any proceedings in the carrying out its duties and realization of its rights.
The Marine safety investigation conducts in accordance with the “Marine safety investigation Regulations” approved by the Decision No. 59, dated April 4, 2013 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and taking into account and applying “Code of the International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident (Casualty Investigation Code)” (the Resolution MSC.255(84), adopted on May 16, 2008 of the International Maritime Organization) and “Guidelines to assist Investigators in the Implementation of the Casualty Investigation Code” (Resolution A.1075(28), adopted on December 4, 2013 of the International Maritime Organization).
Marine safety investigators are impartial and objective and suitably qualified and knowledgeable in matters relating to the casualty and participate in process of identifying and analysing the circumstances and causes of marine casualties and incidents and taking measures for prevention of future marine casualties and incidents.
Our purpose is investigation of marine casualties and incidents and taking measures for prevention of similar marine casualties and incidents in the future. Marine safety investigation does not seek to apportion blame or determine liability.