Report a marine incident
All vessels involved in a marine incident in Australian waters need to make a report.
Reporting involves a two-step process.
1. Submit an incident alert
As soon as reasonably practicable* after becoming aware of the incident, you must either:
- complete the incident alert form 18 and submit to us online, or
- download form 18 and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic commercial vessels can provide this alert by any means such as:
* Under Marine Order 1 (Administration) 2013, regulated Australian vessels and foreign vessels must submit an incident alert within 4 hours.
2. Submit an incident report
Within 72 hours after becoming aware of the incident, you must: