This includes any event that endangers, or if not corrected could endanger, the safety of vessels or persons.
What is a marine safety concern?
Examples of marine safety concerns include:
Unsafe working conditions
- unsafe navigation
- unsafe bridge procedures
- unsafe engine control room procedures
- unsafe engineering operational procedures or practices
- unsafe engineering maintenance procedures or practices
- unsafe pilot access (for example, pilot ladders)
- unsafe cargo stowage
- crew schedules that result in fatigue
Modifications to equipment and procedures
- bypassing of safety procedures because of operational or commercial pressures
- deviation from established collision avoidance procedures
- a modification of the vessel’s equipment or fittings that has not been approved by the appropriate authority
Inadequate planning and equipment
- inadequate passage planning
- inadequate navigational equipment, charts or publications
- inadequately marked obstructions to safe navigation
- lack of traffic or weather information
- substandard condition of the hull or other plating
- substandard condition of hatches, water tight doors or openings
- substandard condition of machinery or steering systems
- substandard condition of cargo handling equipment
Submit a marine safety concern
You can either:
If you are a marine surveyor, you can use this form to report an unsafe vessel or major deficiency to us.
1If you have concerns about providing your personal information to us, please consider using REPCON – Marine Confidential Reporting Scheme which is managed by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).