On 1 July 2008 a new regime for the investigation of marine casualties was introduced in Norway.

In Official Norwegian Report 1999:30 it was proposed that the system of compulsory inquiry should not be continued. The proposed changes were presented in the Odelsting No. 78 (2003-2004). The proposal was adopted and the amendment came into force on 1 July 2008.
The system of maritime inspectors was revoked at the same time.

There are now three agents with different roles in the aftermath of a marine casualty:
The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN), the police and the Norwegian Maritime Authority.