What we do with incident report information

Reports assist us to respond quickly and efficiently to an incident when it occurs.

Sometimes people are concerned that reporting a marine incident to AMSA will result in prosecution. This is rarely the case. In some circumstances, AMSA may use the information provided to support an investigation, however this is done with the intention of ensuring that appropriate control measures are being implemented to prevent re-occurrence.

The real value of the marine incident reporting process and the resulting analysis is the development of more effective safety strategies and advice for owners, operators and seafarers to avoid similar events in the future.

Last updated: 22 November 2017
Last reviewed: 22 November 2017