MAIB stands for the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and it is an operationally independent unit of the Department for Transport. The MAIB contributes to improving marine safety by determining the causes and circumstances of marine accidents, and working with others to reduce the likelihood of such accidents recurring in the future. The MAIB Business Plan covers the financial year 2015-16.
The MAIB was formed in 1989 following recommendations made as a consequence of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster of 1987, when it was recognised that the UK needed to separate the roles of accident investigation from those of regulation and enforcement.
The MAIB Business Plan is broken down into the following sections:
• Aims and values
• MAIB objectives
• The work
• AIB joint initiatives
The document is available here in pdf format: MAIB Business Plan 2015-2016