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Investigating accidents in the UK

For the last 150 years, formal inquiries have been held following accidents at sea to British ships. Find out how they happen and what is done with their findings.
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Investigating accidents in the UK

For the last 150 years, formal inquiries have been held following accidents at sea to British ships. Here you can find out about them, how they happen and what is done with their findings.
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EC Flag  International Safety Processes

With the traditional cargoes of merchant ships, the consequences of an accident were generally confined to the crew, the owner and the insurer. It was left to the country in which the ship was registered to carry out any investigation. Find out why shipping has changed, and why there has been increasing pressure to make maritime safety an international issue.
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What is a 'flag of convenience'?
 a country with a large shipping fleet owned by foreigners
a small flag flown at a ship's bow
a sign onboard ship pointing to the nearest WC

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