Anyone in charge of a ship must monitor traffic at sea and report any accidents or incidents.
This includes any:
- damage or structural failure
This applies to all:
- shipping agents
- shippers of dangerous or polluting goods
- port authorities
- owners of traditional ships
- managers, masters, pilots and ships’ officers
- fishing vessel owners and operators of skippers
- leisure craft
Read more on this in the below form.
Consolidated European Reporting System (CERS)
You must use CERS if your:
- ship is over 300 gross tonnage
- traditional ship or recreational craft is 45 metres long or more
- vessel is carrying dangerous or polluting goods
Report an accident
For more information about how to report an accident, download the below form.
Dangerous goods, pollutants and other harmful substances
When reporting incidents that involve the likely or actual discharge of harmful substances into the sea thereÂs a standard format you must follow.
Some non-seagoing ships are exempt from reporting requirements when travelling between UK ports, although some conditions must still be met.
Anyone in charge of a ship must monitor traffic at sea and report any accidents or incidents