Report a marine incident

All vessels involved in a marine incident in Australian waters need to make a report.
Reporting is a two-step process.

1. Notify AMSA (initial notification)

As soon as reasonably practicable* after becoming aware of the incident, notify AMSA of the incident by:

2. Submit an incident report

Within 72 hours after becoming aware of the incident, you must:

Form 19 should include more details of the incident including actions taken to manage the incident.

* Under Marine Order 1 (Administration) 2013, regulated Australian vessels and foreign vessels must submit an incident alert within 4 hours.

Last updated: 

Tuesday 10 May 2022