Report a marine safety concern
Anyone can report a marine safety concern to us.
This includes any event that endangers, or if not corrected could endanger, the safety of vessels or persons.
What is a marine safety concern?
Examples of marine safety concerns include:
- substandard condition of the hull or other plating
- substandard condition of hatches, water tight doors or openings
- substandard condition of machinery or steering systems
- substandard condition of cargo handling equipment
Unsafe working conditions
- the vessel having unsafe handling characteristics
- unsafe navigation
- unsafe bridge procedures
- unsafe engine control room procedures
- unsafe engineering operational procedures or practices
- unsafe engineering maintenance procedures or practices
- unsafe pilot access (for example, pilot ladders)
- unsafe cargo stowage
- crew schedules that result in fatigue
Modifications to equipment and procedures
- bypassing of safety procedures because of operational or commercial pressures
- deviation from established collision avoidance procedures
- a modification of the vessel’s equipment or fittings that has not been approved by the appropriate authority
Inadequate planning and equipment
- inadequate passage planning
- inadequate navigational equipment, charts or publications
- inadequately marked obstructions to safe navigation
- lack of traffic or weather information
Submit a marine safety concern
There are two ways to submit a marine safety concern to us.
You can either: