Incident Reporting

Incident Reporting

What to do if an incident occurs?

Even though our vessels conform to high safety standards and Sail Training vessel sea staff are encouraged towards good seamanship, accidents do happen. They may involve other vessels or things out of our control. ASTO encourages member vessels and staff to share any incidents so that others can learn from them. Reading past accident reports may stop you getting into a similar situation.

What to do if an incident occurs?

Even though our vessels conform to high safety standards and Sail Training vessel sea staff are encouraged towards good seamanship, accidents do happen. They may involve other vessels or things out of our control. ASTO encourages member vessels and staff to share any incidents so that others can learn from them. Reading past accident reports may stop you getting into a similar situation.

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Detailed guidance is available on what types of incidents need to be reported to the MAIB. To fulfil its primary role of improving safety of life at sea, it is essential that the MAIB investigates accidents immediately, before vital evidence decays, is removed or lost. To enable this, the law requires that accidents including serious injuries be reported by the quickest means possible. The MAIB has a dedicated reporting line for this purpose: 023 8023 2527 from within the UK, or +44 23 8023 2527 if you are outside the UK. This line is manned 24/7.

CHIRP

Maritime Incident Reporting

The aim of CHIRP is to contribute to the enhancement of maritime safety worldwide, by providing a totally independent confidential (not anonymous) reporting system for all individuals employed in or associated with these industries. This can be confidential and does not need to involve the vessel management if you prefer anonymity. Any published report will ‘disidentify’ the vessels and persons involved. CHIRP may follow up with other parties to try to make them aware of the situation. Good for sharing things others could learn from.

Fishing

Reporting unmarked fishing gear

Fishing gear poses a hazard to navigation if it cannot be readily seen. The RYA is keen to ensure that as much as possible is done to ensure the safety of small craft navigating in the vicinity of static fishing gear. To assess the extent of the problem the RYA has launched its ‘fishing gear entanglement reporting service’ with a simple to complete electronic form. Data is essential to support negotiations with the MCA surrounding the requirements to properly mark static fishing gear and the RYA is relying on boaters to report incidents.

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Detailed guidance is available on what types of incidents need to be reported to the MAIB. To fulfil its primary role of improving safety of life at sea, it is essential that the MAIB investigates accidents immediately, before vital evidence decays, is removed or lost. To enable this, the law requires that accidents including serious injuries be reported by the quickest means possible. The MAIB has a dedicated reporting line for this purpose: 023 8023 2527 from within the UK, or +44 23 8023 2527 if you are outside the UK. This line is manned 24/7.

CHIRP

Maritime Incident Reporting

The aim of CHIRP is to contribute to the enhancement of maritime safety worldwide, by providing a totally independent confidential (not anonymous) reporting system for all individuals employed in or associated with these industries. This can be confidential and does not need to involve the vessel management if you prefer anonymity. Any published report will ‘disidentify’ the vessels and persons involved. CHIRP may follow up with other parties to try to make them aware of the situation. Good for sharing things others could learn from.

Fishing

Reporting unmarked fishing gear

Fishing gear poses a hazard to navigation if it cannot be readily seen. The RYA is keen to ensure that as much as possible is done to ensure the safety of small craft navigating in the vicinity of static fishing gear. To assess the extent of the problem the RYA has launched its ‘fishing gear entanglement reporting service’ with a simple to complete electronic form. Data is essential to support negotiations with the MCA surrounding the requirements to properly mark static fishing gear and the RYA is relying on boaters to report incidents.

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