What we do with incident report information

Reports assist us to respond quickly and efficiently to an incident when it occurs.

Sometimes there are concerns that reporting a marine incident will result in prosecution. This is rarely the case.

In some circumstances we may use the information provided to support an investigation—however this is done with the intention of ensuring that appropriate control measures are being implemented to prevent re-occurrence of accidents.

The real value of incident reporting and the resulting analysis is the development of more effective safety strategies and advice for owners, operators and seafarers to avoid similar events in the future.

Last updated: 

Thursday 11 June 2020