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What are the various sections in the MAIB Accident Report Form (ARF)?

Section A: general details of date/time/location of accident, identity of vessel, weather conditions, and type and consequences of accident; 

Section B: Vessel details; Section C: Details of person(s) killed, missing or injured; Section D: Brief description of sequence of events leading to the accident; Section E: Why the reporter thinks the accident happened; actions recommended; actions taken; Section F: details of person completing form, ship’s safety officer and designated person; Section G: elected safety representative’s comments on the completed ARF, if any.

 

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