The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board is an independent unit under the Ministry of Business and Growth.
We investigate maritime accidents and accidents to seafarers on Danish and Greenlandic merchant and fishing ships as well as accidents on foreign merchant ships in Danish and Greenlandic waters. Also, we investigate very serious accidents relating to diving operations.
The investigations of the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board procure information about the actual circumstances of accidents and clarify the sequence of events and reasons leading to these accidents. With this information in hand, others can take measures to prevent similar accidents in the future.
The aim of the investigation is not to establish legal or economic liability.
Marine accident reports and summary reports
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board investigates about 140 accidents annually. In case of very serious accidents, such as deaths and losses, or in case of other special circumstances, either a marine accident report or a summary report is published depending on the extent and complexity of the events.
About the investigation board