Marine Casualty or Marine Incident Investigations

Under national and international regulations, Jamaica has responsibility to conduct investigation into any casualty occurring to ships under its flag and or involving any ship operating in Jamaican territorial seas.   Marine Inspectors employed at the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) are assigned to investigate shipping accidents involving circumstances pertaining to the loss, stranding, grounding, abandonment or material damage to a ship, or damage caused by a ship (including pollution damage) to the environment and or the loss of life onboard.