Capt. Kunal Nakra
Deputy Director, Transport Safety Investigation Bureau
As the head of the Marine Safety Investigation Branch of the Transport Safety
Investigation Bureau (TSIB), Capt Kunal Nakra, oversees the conduct of marine
safety investigations (no blame investigations) on behalf of Singapore, into
casualties that involve Singapore registered ships and foreign flagged ships that are
involved in a marine casualty within Singapore’s waters. TSIB is the air, marine and
rail accidents and incidents investigation authority in Singapore.
He is an experienced Marine Casualty investigator having conducted investigations
into marine casualties such as Collisions, Groundings, Fire Incidents, fatalities due to
work related jobs onboard and serious injuries.
Capt Kunal is the Chairman of the Casualty Analysis Working Group of the IMO’s
Sub-committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments, where casualty related
matters are deliberated by member states. He is also a marine casualty analyst with
the IMO and as a Flag Sate investigator leads Singapore delegation at the Marine
Accident Investigators’ International Forum. He is well versed with IMO instruments
as well as the IMO Instruments Implementation Code and is involved in carrying out
training for accident investigators for the Asian sub-region on behalf of IMO.
He is a trained ISO, ISM & ISPS Lead Auditor and has conducted shipboard and
shore-based audits of shipping companies during his tenure with MPA as a Flag