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Lianne van der Veen
Lianne van der Veen 

Senior investigator

My name is Lianne van der Veen and I am from the Netherlands. I hold a degree in naval architecture and currently working as a senior marine accident investigator at the Dutch Safety Board.

I worked at the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate at the Plan Approval Department from 2005 to 2010.

From 2010 till 2014 I worked at the Dutch Governmental Shipping Company. I was the project manager of some new build of patrol vessels and also responsible, in a team, for the strategy and development of the fleet.

I work as a marine investigator for the Dutch Safety Board since 2014 and became a senior marine investigator in 2021. The Dutch Safety Board is a multi-modal board and investigations teams contain of people with several backgrounds and expertise. Among other investigations I was involved in the investigation into the loss of containers by the MSC ZOE in January of 2020. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is currently working on the recommendations from that investigation.

I am part of the Dutch delegation to the IMO Sub Committee on the Implementation of IMO Instruments since 2017 and take part in the Working Group on the Analysis of Marine Safety Investigation Reports. I also work as an analyst and participate in the Correspondence Group Analysis of Marine Safety Investigation Reports.

Since 2014 I am part of Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum and I got elected as assistant chair in 2017. Since November 2018 I am the Chair of MAIIF. MAIIF is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of maritime safety and the prevention of marine pollution through the exchange of ideas, experiences and information acquired in marine accident investigation. Its purpose is to promote and improve marine accident investigation, and to foster cooperation and communication between marine accident investigators. MAIIF is an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) at IMO.

My parents had a company with inland barges, so I grew up on the water. In 2001 I joined the voluntary crew of Tall Ship sailing vessel EENDRACHT and since 2006 I sail as a voluntary bosun in my spare time. The EENDRACHT is operated by a foundation who offers the wind in the sails to vulnerable people, young and old.

I am married to a master mariner, who I met on the EENDRACHT and we have two kids, a son and a daughter (2007 and 2009). We own a small sailing boat and we manage to pass on our love for the sea and shipping.  It can be no surprise that we talk a lot about safety on the water.

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