Reporting a maritime accident or incident

Find out how to report a maritime accident or incident to Maritime New Zealand.

A master or skipper must report any accident, incident or serious harm injury - this is a legal obligation and failing to report is an offence. Learn more.

How to report a maritime event

Reporting an event is an easy two-step process:

FAQs about reporting

Related information:
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VHF channels

This sticker lists the major VHF channels.

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