Key Considerations of Marine Forensic Investigations

•A plan for the operation and dives


*Personnel on dive team

*Weather window

*Depth and location of vessel to be examined

•Current structural and arrangement plans of vessel

•Repair and modification records of vessel

•Ship log (if it survived)

•Type of cargo carried and method of securing it

•Interviews with survivors

•Locating wreck site

*Equipment to be used in the exploration

*Navigation data or sighting by other ships before casualty

•Human remains

(Information provided by William Garzke, chairman of the Marine Forensics Committee for SNAME)

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