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22-12-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report: Foundering of tag boat "RAFINA" in port of Tinos(pdf)(gre) --- 01-12-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report: Grounding and foundering of General Cargo "STELLA" 18 n.m W of Karpathos Island (pdf)
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The Hellenic Bureau for Marine Casualties Investigation – HBMCI was established under the provisions of Law 4033/2011 (Official Gazette A’ 264) which incorporated Directive 2009/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the 23rd of April 2009 establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents in the maritime transport sector.

It comprises the new independent and impartial Organization of the Hellenic Republic, competent for conducting safety investigations for marine casualties and incidents that take place in vessels flying the Hellenic flag, other vessels within the Hellenic territorial waters or within the Hellenic Search and Rescue region provided that SAR services were delivered by Greek Authorities, as well as any casualty or incident involves substantial interests of Hellas.

Investigations conducted by the Hellenic Bureau for Marine Casualties Investigation – HBMCI, are independent from criminal or other administrative investigations which are held to apportion blame or determine liability, and focus on identifying causal and contributing factors that led to the marine accident or incident, with the objective of preventing future marine accidents or incidents, enhancing maritime safety.


HBMCI's news:

  • 22-12-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Foundering of the tag boat "RAFINA" in port of Tinos)
  • 01-12-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 13/2013 (Grounding and foundering of General Cargo "STELLA" 18 n.m W of Karpathos Island)
  • 01-12-2016: Participation of investigator of our Service in "Workshop on implementation issues related to Directive 2009/18/EC - Closure and follow up", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 29-11-2016 to 30-11-2016: Participation of two (02) investigators of our Service in Workshop on "Fires on ro-ro vehicle decks", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 11-11-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 05/2015 (Fire on board of HS-Ro-Pax "Highspeed 5" and death of crew member)
  • 09-11-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 05/2014 (Foundering of RoRo Cargo "Agia Marina" 25 nm West of Cape Gramvousa Kriti island)
  • 04-11-2016: Updating of HBMCI's statistics file and statistical maps of EMCIP
  • 25-10-2016 to 27-10-2016: Participation of member of our Service in "EMCIP train-the trainer workshop", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of the continuing education of our staff.
  • 27-10-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 12/2013 (Foundering of General Cargo "NOUR M." in the port of Rhodes Island)
  • 18-10-2016 to 20-10-2016: Participation of member of our Service in "EMCIP train-the trainer workshop", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of the continuing education of our staff.
  • 18-10-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Fire in the engine room of Ro-Pax "KRITI II")
  • 14-10-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 04/2015 (Grounding of passenger vessel "Alexandros" on a shole reef close to cape Tourlos of Aigina island)
  • 04-10-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 03/2015 (Death by asphyxiation of the Bosun of Bulk Carrier "KOSMAS V" after entering a cargo hold)
  • 28-09-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 04/2014 (Impact of RoPax "Europalink" on Peristerai Islet shoal reef)
  • 13-09-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 03/2014 (Explosion on board M/V "NAKHODKA")
  • 05-09-2016 to 09-09-2016, NORMAN ATLANTIC:Two investigators of our Service dispatched to Bari Italy, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax “NORMAN ATLANTIC”"
  • 09-09-2016: Uploading of HBMCI's statistics file for the year 2016
  • 29-08-2016 to 02-09-2016: The Director of our Service participated in " 25th Meeting of Marine Accidents Investigator's International Forum - MAIIF" in Hamburg,Germany
  • 30-08-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Foundering of the fishing vessel "DIMITRIOS", death of its skipper and six members of her crew missing)
  • 08-08-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of one seafarer, one stevedore and serious injury of one stevedore of M/V "IONIC")
  • 08-08-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Sinking of fishfarm auxiliary boat "MINSTREL")
  • 26-07-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Collision between Cruise Ship "Aegean Paradise" and HCG SAR Boat 519)
  • 25-07-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of the Passenger-HSC "FLYNIGCAT 4" near Tinos island)
  • 15-07-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Contact of the Ro-Pax "PREVELIS" at the doct of the Anafi port)
  • 07-07-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of the Motorman of T/B "CHRISTOS XXII")
  • 01-07-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 02/2015 (Fire and foundering of commercial-sailing boat "MELTEMI II")
  • 27-06-2016 to 29-06-2016, NORMAN ATLANTIC:Two investigators of our Service dispatched to Bari Italy, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax “NORMAN ATLANTIC”"
  • 20-06-2016 to 23-06-2016: Participation of investigator of our Service in "6th Meeting of the Permanent Cooperation Framework on Accident Investigation", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 21-06-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of passenger "ALEXANDROS")
  • 13-05-2016: Participation of member of our Service in "Training course on Integrated Maritime Services", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of the continuing education of our staff.
  • 10-05-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Fire on board of commercial-sailing boat "MELTEMI II")
  • 13-04-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of fisherman on board of fishing boat "LIBERIS FOTINI II")
  • 04-04-2016 to 08-04-2016: The Director and one Investigator of our Service participated in the "9th Accident Investigation Core Skills Course", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 24-03-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding and foundering of fishing vessel "PANAGIOTIS F.")
  • 23-03-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Fire on board Ro-Ro-HSC "HIGHSPEED 5")
  • 02-03-2016: The Director of our Service participated in " PCF WG7 - Injuries ", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 26-02-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of seaman on board B/C "KOSMAS V")
  • 25-02-2016 to 26-02-2016: Participation of member of our Service in EMCIP Usergroup Meeting (UG7), organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 23-02-2016 to 24-02-2016: The Director of our Service participated in " PCF WG4 -Training ", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 18-02-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding, flooding and foundering of M/V "KEREM S")
  • 11-02-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of M/V "GOODFAITH")
  • 03-02-2016: Publishing of Investigation Report 01/2015 (Sinking of Fishing Vessel "MAKRIS MANOLIS")
  • 29-01-2016: Sending list of the statistical data our Service's in Hellenic Statistical System
  • 19-01-2016 to 20-01-2016: Participation of two (02) investigators of our Service in seminar for "Voyage Data Recorders and Electronic Evidence", organized by EMSA in Granfield University, as part of the continuing education of our staff
  • 15-01-2016: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of bosun on board M/V "LAMBAY")/Lead Investigating State:Liberia
  • 13-01-2016: Updating of statistics file and maps of EMCIP
  • 31-12-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 02/2014 (Grounding of M/V "INCE INEBOLU")
  • 31-12-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 11/2013 (Fire on board Ro-Pax "NISOS MYKONOS")
  • 21-12-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 01/2014 (Grounding and sinking of fishing vessel "AGIA MARINA")
  • 30-11-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of seaman on board B/C "PANORIA")
  • 26-11-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Fire on board Ro-Ro Passenger Ferry "IERAPETRA")
  • 04-11-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 10/2013 (Fatal injury of a truck driver on board Ro-pax "SORRENTO")
  • 27-10-2015: The Director of our Service participated in "Workshop on Implementation issues related to Directive 2009/18/EC", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 20-10-2015 to 22-10-2015: Participation of investigator of our Service in Workshop for EMCIP, organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of the continuing education of our staff.
  • 13-10-2015 to 15-10-2015: Participation of investigator of our Service in Workshop for EMCIP, organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of the continuing education of our staff.
  • 07-10-2015, NORMAN ATLANTIC: HBMCI investigator deployed to Pisa Italy in order to be present during examination of VDR of Norman Atlantic. Investigator assisted by MAIB (UK) technical expertise in VDR matters following request of HBMCI.
  • 05-10-2015: Realization of Conference on "Investigation of marine accidents in the maritime sector and the role of HBMCI in the improvement of safety of navigation at sea, the prevention of pollution from ships and in general in the reduction of maritime accidents risk in the future" in Eugenides Foundation
  • 28-09-2015: Uploading of HBMCI's statistics file for the years 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • 25-09-2015: Participation of investigator of our Service in "Workshop on fires on ro-ro decks", organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 23-09-2015 to 24-09-2015: Participation of officer of our Service in EMCIP Usergroup Meeting (UG6), organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 23-09-2015: Uploading of HBMCI's statistics file for the year 2015
  • 23-09-2015: Updating of HBMCI's statistics file for the year 2014
  • 23-09-2015: Updating of statistics file for flag-type of ships involved in casualties under investigation by HBMCI
  • 23-09-2015: Updating of statistics file of Casualties as per ship type/place on board
  • 23-09-2015: Updating of statistical maps of EMCIP
  • 21-09-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of Ro-Ro Passenger "EUROPALINK")
  • 04-09-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of B/C "INCE INEBOLU")
  • 01-09-2015: Publishing of HBMCI's web page manual
  • 25-08-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of seaman on Tug Boat "Megas Alexandros")
  • 12-08-2015 Commencement of RSS - Live Feed option for HBMCI's News. In order to subscribe, press the RSS button (upper left corner of the column, next to the title "HBMCI's news") and then follow the instructions provided by your installed RSS reader.
  • 05-08-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 09/2013 (Impact of Cruise Ship "MSC MAGNIFICA" on Piraeus Port entrance breakwater)
  • 27-07-2015 to 30-07-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: HBMCI Investigator dispatched to Bari Italy, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax “NORMAN ATLANTIC”"
  • 28-07-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Explosion on board Floating Separator "TASOS II")
  • 21-07-2015 to 22-07-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: Visit of Italian investigators to Patra and Igoumenitsa, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax “NORMAN ATLANTIC”"
  • 22-06-2015 to 24-06-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: HBMCI Investigator dispatched to Rome Italy, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax “NORMAN ATLANTIC”"
  • 29-05-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 08/2013 (Parting of mooring line resulting in fatal injury of seaman on board cruise ship "NORWEGIAN JADE")
  • 14-05-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of Ro-Pax "PREVELIS" at islet of Aspro)
  • 12-05-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Sinking of Ro-Ro cargo "AGIA MARINA")
  • 08-05-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Explosion on board M/V "NAKHODKA")
  • 07-05-2015: Uploading of indexes of Safety Recommendations per subject (see "Safety Recommendations" menu)
  • 09-04-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 07/2013 (Impact of M/T "MANTOUDI" on the pier)
  • 07-04-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Loss of life of technician while disembarking from M/T "ROYAL OAK" to passenger launch "DRAKON TAKSIARCHIS")
  • 13-03-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of Container vessel "YUSUF CEPNIOGLU")
  • 12-03-2015: Publishing of Investigation Report 06/2013 (Collision between M/V "CONSOUTH" and M/V "PIRIREIS")
  • 03-03-2015 to 05-03-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: Visit of Italian investigators in Greece, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax “NORMAN ATLANTIC”"
  • 11-02-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of Passenger Hydrofoil "FLYING DOLPHIN XVII" at Tselevinia islets )
  • 10-02-2015: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Fatal injury of a crew member on board of Container vessel "EVER URBAN" )
  • 10-02-2015 to 12-02-2015: Participation of two investigators of our Service in Workshop for EMCIP, organized by EMSA in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of the continuing education of our staff.
  • 02-02-2015: Presentation of new Officer in our Bureau.
  • 21-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: The Greek investigator in collaboration with the Italian authorities enters in the ship aiming at the investigation. In Greek investigator forbidden to take photographs.
  • 21-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: Investigator, HBMCI’s representative, located in Brindisi-Italy, aiming at the immediate correspondence on issues co-investigation of this accident, when allowing by the Italian authorities.HBMCI is in continuous consultation with the relevant Italian authorities on the subject, while it has been requested elements so far gathered by the Italian Investigative Services and the Italian Fire Service.
  • 20-01-2015: Three (03) moreover investigators appointed in our Bureau. Total, HBMCI staffed with six (06) investigators.
  • 13-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: HBMCI's Director dispatched to Brindisi-Italy to deal with the Italian authorities for the proper implementation of European Directive 2009/18, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax "NORMAN ATLANTIC””
  • 08-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: By letter of HBMCI it is requested the cooperation of E3 Directorate of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which calling intervention of the Prosecutor of Piraeus - Direct communication of Greek Ambassador in Rome with HBMCI.
  • 07-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: HBMCI announcement to Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding to made a demarche against the Italian authorities for the proper implementation of European Directive 2009/18, in the framework of the common investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax "NORMAN ATLANTIC””
  • 06-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: Officer of the Hellenic Fire Service dispatced to Brindisi-Italy, following a request of our Office, for assisting the safety investigation of the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax "NORMAN ATLANTIC""
  • 04-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: By letter of HBMCI, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights to intervene in order the Greek investigators execute their work.
  • 04-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: The HBMCI informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Italian authorities prohibit taking pictures in the Greek investigators, as well as the opportunity of investigation for the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax "NORMAN ATLANTIC””
  • 03-01-2015,NORMAN ATLANTIC: HBMCI Investigators dispatched to Brindisi-Italy for the joint safety investigation with the respective Safety Investigation Authority of Italy into the very serious marine casualty "Fire on board Ro-Pax "NORMAN ATLANTIC""
  • 29-12-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Grounding of M/T "ALIAKMON")
  • 12-12-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Sinking of M/V "NOUR M")
  • 09-12-2014 to 11-12-2014: Performing of EMSA's audit to HBMCI
  • 05-12-2014: Publishing of HBMCI's Report for 2013 & 2014
  • 05-12-2014: Uploading of HBMCI's statistics file for the year 2014
  • 04-12-2014: Commencing co-operation with Recognized Organization DNV-GL for sharing (through websites) technical information on marine occurrences
  • 02-12-2014: Uploading of statistics file for flag-type of ships involved in casualties under investigation by HBMCI
  • 28-11-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of 3rd Engineer on board M/V "CAPTAIN PETROS")
  • 27-11-2014: Updating of HBMCI's statistics file for the year 2013
  • 27-11-2014: Updating of statistical maps of EMCIP
  • 26-11-2014: Updating of statistics file of Casualties as per ship type/place on board
  • 26-11-2014: Publishing of Investigation Report 05/2013 (Death of visitor on board Ro-Pax "NISOS RODOS")
  • 26-11-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of truck driver on board Ro-Pax "SORRENTO")
  • 24-11-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Foundering of M/V "STELLA")
  • 21-11-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Impact of P/S "MSC MAGNIFICA" on the pier of the Central Port of Piraeus)
  • 19-11-2014: Publishing of Investigation Report 01/2012 (Fire on board Ro-Pax "KRITI II")
  • 19-11-2014: Publishing of Safety Bulletin 01/2014: To Owners and Skippers of small boats
  • 18-11-2014: Editing of HBMCI's Procedures Manual
  • 17-11-2014: Publishing of Investigation Report 04/2013 (Foundering of Tug Boat "ARTEMIS V" by M/V "JSM")
  • 14-11-2014: Publishing of Investigation Report 03/2013 (Foundering of barge "AGIOS DIONYSIOS")
  • 11-11-2014: Publishing of Investigation Report 02/2013 (Injury of seaman on board Ro-Pax "NISOS KEFALONIA")
  • 07-11-2014: Adding in the column "Useful Information" of links to other states' Investigative Bodies within and outside E.U.
  • 06-11-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Collision of M/V BARU SATU and M/V KATHERINE)
  • 30-10-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of visitor on board Ro-Pax Nisos Rodos)
  • 29-10-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Death of seaman on board Passenger-Cruise vessel Norwegian Jade)
  • 22-10-2014: Updating of the column "Useful Information", to contain Investigation Reports according to their stage (draft, published interim and final reports) and categorization of Safety Recommendations according to year and entities addressed to. Adding of a search engine for in-site queries.
  • 20-10-2014: Updating of the column "Useful Information", to contain Safety Recommendations deriving from HBMCI's Investigation Reports
  • 09-10-2014: Change of telephone numbers of HBMCI as part of the program "SIZEFKSIS". Obtain the new numbers from the page "Contact"
  • 17-09-2014: Uploading of amended Accident Report documents. Please download the new forms from the column "Report a casualty"
  • 02 to 03-09-2014: Participation in EMCIP User Group 5 of EMSA
  • 15-07-2014: Updating of uploaded statistics file of Casualties for 2013
  • 07-07-2014:Publishing of EMCIP manual
  • 07-07-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Impact of M/T Mantoudi on the pier, in the port of Piraeus)
  • 04-07-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Injury of seaman on board Ro-Pax Nisos Kefalonia)
  • 02-07-2014: Change in Accident Reports format (The new type of report can be downloaded from the link "Report a Casualty")
  • 02-07-2014: Publishing of two Interim Investigation Reports (Fire on board Ro-Pax Nisos Mykonos, Foundering of barge Agios Dionysios)
  • 01-07-2014: Update of HBMCI's logo
  • 25-06-2014: Updating of uploaded statistics file of Casualties for 2013
  • 17 to 19-06-2014: Participation in Permanent Cooperation Framework (PCF) 4 of EMSA
  • 11-06-2014: Uploading of statistics file of Casualties as per ship type/place on board
  • 14-05-2014:Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Collision of M/V Consouth - M/V Pirireis)
  • 09-05-2014: Publishing of Investigation Report 01/2013 (Death of seaman after falling off passenger-launch Vaggelio)
  • 04-04-2014: Publishing of Interim Investigation Report (Fire on board Ro-Pax Kriti ΙΙ)
  • 03-04-2014: Uploading of of HBMCI's statistics file for the year 2013
  • 12-02-2014: Commencing of HBMCI's website operation
  • 17-01-2014: Publishing of HBMCI's circular with prot.no:10022.1/01/14/17-01-2014 (Available for download in Greek from the link "Legislative Framework")
  • 09 to 10-07-2013: Participation in Permanent Cooperation Framework (PCF) 3 of EMSA
  • 13 to 14-11-2012: Participation in Permanent Cooperation Framework (PCF) 2 of EMSA
  • 22-12-2011: National Law 4033/2011 comes into force
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