Now available – Monthly marine incident reports

Thursday 29 September 2022
The information you provide in your incident report plays an important part in guiding the way we improve maritime safety for everybody on the water. By reporting marine incidents to us, you are also meeting your reporting obligations under Australian laws.
Monthly incident reports

Every month we share an overview of a domestic commercial vessel incident investigation and the safety lesson you can learn to prevent a similar incident occurring on board your vessel.  

This month’s report examines how a master's quick decision prevented a serious risk to safety, when he was confronted by a fire on board his fishing vessel. Read the Safety Lessons from Marine Incident Investigation report.  

Each month we also report on the number and types of domestic commercial marine incidents reported to us. This information is broken down by state, vessel type and a description of the incident.  

In August 2022, there were 83 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels. Of these, 17 were serious. Read the monthly domestic commercial vessel incident report.