Note: the below information applies to Domestic Commercial Vessels
Safety is high on Paradigm Training Groups’ priority list and knowing the correct procedure to report marine incidents is crucial to ensuring the safety of people and vessels out on the water. If you find yourself involved or witnessing a marine incident follow the below steps.
When traveling within Australian waters there is a two-step reporting process to adhere to when a marine incident occurs.
1. You need to submit an Incident Alert as soon as practicable to AMSA.
Note: Under the Marine Order 1 (Administration) 2013, an incident alert must be submitted within 4 hours.
Additionally, you may provide an incident alert via the following means:
2. Within 72 hours of a marine incident you must submit an Incident Report form 19 to AMSA. This form can be completed online or you may download form 19 and once completed email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please refer to https://www.amsa.gov.au/vessels-operators/incident-reporting/report-marine-incident.
If the marine incident involves your commercial vessel and a separate recreational vessel Marine Safety Queensland must be alerted. You can find details on this process here: https://www.msq.qld.gov.au/Safety/Marine-incidents.
What are your reporting obligations you may ask. Well, you can find information regarding your reporting obligation here.