Report a marine incident
What to do if you are an owner/master of a recreational vessel involved in a marine incident.
- Always dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency
- If an incident has occurred but you are not in immediate danger, report it to Victoria Police on 1800 135 729
Where death or injury occurs, or damage to property and the property owner is not present, report the incident details as soon as possible to the police officers present or to the police station nearest to where the accident took place.
Vessel operators involved in an accident must give assistance to other persons involved, without endangering their own vessel, crew or passengers.
They must give their name, address, identification and registration details to (where applicable) any person injured, his or her representative, to the owner of any property damaged and to the police present at the scene.
Refer to safety duties for further information about reporting incidents.
Providing information to MSV
Submit the completed form, along with any supporting documents as required, to:
|Postal address||PO Box 2392, Melbourne VIC 3001|
How do we use the data we collect?
We use the data we collect from vessel operators to monitor trends and safety risks on Victorian waters.