German Investigators Withdraw From Two Investigations – Italy Not Objective

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Jan 202016
 

Germany’s Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation, BSU, has withdrawn from two serious accident investigations involving Italian authorities on the grounds that the legal position in Italy does not permit an objective technical accident investigation because of its absolute prioritization of criminal proceedings. Italian authorities have made it impossible for a thorough investigation to be carried out. It calls into questions the ability of Italian authorities to conduct an IMO-compliant investigation and its competence in carrying out safety investigations.

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