Monthly incident report

Each month we compile a summary of the domestic commercial vessel incidents that have been reported to us.

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.

November 2018 incidents

A total of 42 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to AMSA in the month of November. Of those 3 were serious.


Vessel Type



Passenger Vessel

A collision occurred between two vessels which caused damage to both vessels.

VIC Hire and drive A hire and drive barbeque boat with passengers on board had a fire ignite from the cooking device. The fire was unable to be extinguished by passengers. No injuries to passengers. 
NSW Hire and drive The person in charge of the vessel suffered a heart attack, the patient was taken to hospital by paramedics. Unfortunately they passed away in hospital. 

Last updated: 

Wednesday 19 December 2018