Maritime safety reports

We collect information about recreational and commercial marine incidents across Victoria to identify and monitor safety risks. We also investigate individual incidents.

Annual reports

The reports listed below contain statistical data about marine incidents and include a snapshot of boat registrations and operator licences across the state.

Maritime Safety Victoria is developing a new information management system to advance our data intelligence and reporting capabilities. While we implement this system, there will be a delay in the release of the 2017-18 Annual Maritime Safety Report. If you wish to be notified when the report is released, email

Individual reports

Spirit of Tasmania II

Published 31 May 2016
Breakaway from Station Pier Port Melbourne Wednesday 13 January 2016.

Capsize and loss of kayaks off Anglesea

Published 3 August 2016
Students and teachers were rescued off Anglesea Tuesday 3 May 2016.