Marine incident reporting
AMSA – Marine Safety Awareness Bulletin Issue 8 — September 2018
Incident reporting is essential to maritime safety. When you report a marine incident to AMSA, you help shape the way maritime safety is improved.
Benefits of marine incident reporting
The information obtained from marine incidents enable us to:
identify issues, patterns and trends
respond to concerns
share information with the maritime industry
learn and improve maritime safety
Case study one
Faulty emergency generator
During routine maintenance onboard a bulk carrier, it was discovered that the emergency generator wasn’t working and needed replacing.
Case study two
Knowledge of rescue helicopters
Following a number of incident reports submitted to AMSA from vessels operating in remote areas around Australia, it became clear that the limited range of rescue helicopters was not widely known among vessel operators.
The incident reporting process
Report a marine incident that has affected, or is likely to affect, the safety, operation or seaworthiness of the vessel1. The alerts let us know that a serious event has occured. The incident report provides us detailed information about the incident, in particular the measures put in place to prevent reoccurrence.