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Reporting Marine Casualties and Incidents

  1. Under the Small Craft Control Regulations owners or operators are required and have a duty to report accidents/incidents to ADOMS by completing an incident report form as outlined below:
    • If a vessel is involved in an incident that results in injury to a person who requires medical treatment beyond first aid, but not admittance to hospital, or that causes minor property damage, the owner or operator shall complete an incident report form within 14 days of the incident and submit it to the Authority/ADOMS at technical@abregistry.ag
    • If a vessel is involved in an accident that results in a fatality, injury to a person who requires admittance to hospital, or major property damage, the owner or operator shall report the accident to the Royal Police Force and the ABDF Coast Guard, as soon as possible, with a copy to the Authority/ADOMS at technical@abregistry.ag
  2. This information is important as it will assist ADOMS in determining if an investigation into any reported incident is necessary.
  3. The sole objective of an investigation is the prevention of future accidents through the ascertainment of its causes and circumstances, and is not intended to determine liability or, apportion blame.

Upon completion of the investigation a report is produced which provides recommendations and highlight lessons learnt.

Marine Casualty / Incident Reports