Near Misses or Incidents

To help identify potential risks or dangers in the harbour, recognising and reporting near misses or incidents can significantly improve the safety of, and enhance the safety culture in the harbour.
A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage, but had the potential to do so.
Examples of incidents include: 1. Close-quarters situations where urgent action was required to avoid collision. 2. Any event that had the potential to, or did result in a serious injury. 3. A fire. 4. An unintended temporary grounding, where there was risk of stranding or material damage. 5. A person overboard. 6. Snagging of fishing gear resulting in a danger.
To report a near miss or incident please email us at
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