Learning from accidents: The Costa Concordia Case

Day 1

August 12, 2021 16:00 - 20:00

Day 2

August 13, 2021 16:00 - 20:00


GMT+10 (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane)

Ticket price: $750 AUD

Live Stream - Online Workshop

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“If you are an investigator of any stripe, if you are an HSE or H/OP professional in any industry, or even if you just love to solve mysteries, THIS is a great workshop to attend! Worth. Every. Penny. Spent.”
- Grant Cole, HSE Team manager, Oceaneering
"A different perspective of looking at things. Thinking outside the box."
- Janet DeCastro, Captain ConocoPhillips
"I wasn’t sure what to expect, but found that much of the analysis and insights into a sinking ship is highly relevant to my career in Biotech manufacturing."
- Peter Stevenson, Associate Director Biogen
“Really incredible information, research and perspective … exceeded my expectations especially considering that I came into this training with knowledge of the incident already.”
- Ansley Odell, Marine Safety Investigator, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
“Thanks to Nippin Anand for an inspiring day in Copenhagen … Again an example of how we should focus on our daily experiences to keep developing safety.”
- Hans A. Pedersen, Deputy Chief Pilot DanPilot
"Nippin did a great job with using stories to build up the case for change. I will be encouraging my company to bring this workshop to our campus."
- Sahika Korkmarz, Human Performance Advisor Chevron 
"An in-depth look at a dramatic event."
- Bo Underwood, Human Performance ConocoPhillips
"Even though I don’t work in the maritime industry, the workshop was every worth it. I’ll always be thankful that I made the right decision to attend this workshop. "
- Michael Aune, Special Projects Manager, HTS AmeriTek
"Nippin has a gift for moving beyond the idea of the obvious, and presenting comprehensive view of events. "
- Erick Anez, Director, Safety, Business Continuity and Disaster Management at Crowley


On 12th January 2012, the passenger ship Costa Concordia collided with rocks and capsized off the island of Giglio in Italy in what became seen as one of the historic accidents in the maritime industry. A central question for us has been what can we learn from this accident and many such high-profile accidents? Drawing on first-hand (video) interviews with the captain and extensive research into accidents, we have created a documentary-style narrative of this accident.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to put learning into practice through a systematic analysis of the events leading up to, during and after the accident on board the Costa Concordia. A key feature of this workshop is that we get to hear the perspective of the ship captain who was involved in the accident.

Learning outcomes

  • The limitations of existing models and methods in accident investigation and analysis
  • The importance of engaging with alternative viewpoints (i.e. cognitive diversity)
  • The underlying problems with error detection and error management (i.e. crew resource management)
  • The role of expertise in managing risk and safety
  • The limits of compliance-based models in risk and safety management
  • The role of organisational plans and procedures in managing emergency situations.

Further information

The event will be held on Microsoft Teams. A meeting link will be sent out one week prior to the course to all the participants on their registered email address.

If you have further questions please get in touch.

Alternatively, send us an email at support@novellus.solutions and we will aim to respond within 24 hours.

Early bird discount

Early bird discounts available for bookings made 30 days in advance – see ticket for the discount if applicable.


Full refund on the ticket available up to one month before the course.

No refunds will be made after this date.

Ticket price: $750 AUD