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.
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