Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence vol I & II (bundle)
This practical guide is intended for everyone at sea and on shore – Master, crew and managers – who might need to handle material after a maritime incident that could be used as evidence for later legal proceedings, insurance claims etc. It is an essential tool that will remove much of the uncertainty from the task and will reduce the risk of seafarer criminalisation.
The second volume in the Collecting Maritime Evidence series focuses on electronic evidence – what it is, how to preserve and collect it, and how it can be used to understand the circumstances that led to a maritime incident.
While not completely replacing traditional records, data from ECDIS, VDR and AIS are vital resources for investigators. Evidence needed for average adjusters, mariner lawyers, P&I and naval architects is set out together with examination of subjects as diverse as fire, deterioration of agricultural cargoes, machinery failure and surveying.