It is a requirement under the Marine and Safety (Maritime Incidents) Regulations 2017 that incidents involving Recreational Vessels are reported to Marine and Safety Tasmania and an Incident Report form can be downloaded below. A maritime incident is defined in the Marine and Safety (Maritime Incidents) Regulations 2017.

Your responsibilities as owner or master

Regulation 6(1)

The master of a vessel must report to MAST by the quickest practicable means if a maritime incident occurs in respect of the vessel.

Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

Regulation 6(2)

The owner of a vessel must report to MAST by the quickest practicable means if the vessel is lost, presumed lost or abandoned.

Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

Completed reports can be lodged with Marine and Safety Tasmania, GPO Box 607, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001 or by email to [email protected]

For further information and assistance, please contact MAST on 1300 135 513.

Incident Investigations

Under the Marine and Safety (Maritime Incidents) Regulations 2017, MAST may investigate a maritime incident by appointing an investigator.

This investigator prepares a report, setting out the results of the investigation, which is then published by MAST.

No reports have been published in the last 12 months.