NTSB Advisory: Registration Still Open for Marine Safety Course

National Transportation Safety Board says that January 2009 course is still open for late registration; limited number of seats available for the program.

Late registration is still available for the National Transportation Safety Board's Accident Investigation for Marine Professionals (MS 101), scheduled for January 26-30, 2009, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.). While nearly 100 individuals representing U.S. and foreign government agencies, maritime associations, and a variety of marine industry sectors have already registered for the course, there are still a limited number of seats available for this program.

The weeklong course, targeted at mid- to senior-level marine industry professionals, covers the Safety Board's processes and procedures during a major marine accident; reviews human factors, medical factors, and electronic data elements in a marine investigation; offers best practices for comprehensive and thorough interviewing techniques; and shares report preparation processes and procedures.

The course will be led by senior NTSB investigators who will use examples from recent NTSB investigations to demonstrate particular aspects of the investigative process. The U.S. Coast Guard will offer a session on its investigation process and the IMO Casualty Code.

A more complete description of the course, the registration process and the cost may be found at the NTSB Training Center Web site at: http://www.ntsb.gov/Academy/CourseInfo/MS101_2009.htm

NTSB Media Contact: Bridget Serchak / (202)314-6100 / bridget.serchak@ntsb.gov

NTSB Training Center Contact/Registrar: Dr. Phuong Callaway / (571) 223-3941 / callawp@ntsb.gov