Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents

Captain Andrew Moll


Captain Andrew Moll joined the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) in 2005 as a Principal Inspector, and was Deputy Chief Inspector from 2010 until he took up post as the Chief Inspector in 2018. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology through distance learning while working at the Branch in order to improve his understanding of human factors in marine accidents.

Prior to joining the MAIB, Andrew served 27 years as a deck officer in the Royal Navy. His career was largely sea-going, spent in destroyers and aircraft carriers. His commands included: the fast patrol boat SNV AL FULK, while on loan to the Omani Navy during the later stages of the Iran-Iraq war; the Type 42 destroyer, HMS YORK; and, the Type 22 frigate, HMS CHATHAM.

He was staff trained at the Joint Services Defence College, Greenwich, and completed two appointments in the Ministry of Defence: the first in the Directorate of Naval Operations, and the second as the Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Andrew is one of the Younger Brethren of Trinity House; he is a Member of the Nautical Institute; and, he is the Chairman of Trustees for Southampton Sea Cadets.

Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents leads the Marine Accidents Investigation Branch and reports directly to the Secretary of State for Transport.

They are personally responsible for:

  • the conduct of marine accident investigations
  • overseeing the UK’s role in investigating marine accidents
  • satisfying all stakeholders that marine accidents have been thoroughly investigated

Marine Accident Investigation Branch