Report of Marine Accident, Injury, or Death
Barge Addendum (CG-2692A)
Report Of Required Chemical Drug and Alcohol Testing (CG-2692B)
Marine Casualty Brochure
Marine Employers Drug Testing Guide
1. Investigations: email@example.com
2. Inspections: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +31-46-443-7638, +31-46-443-7718 (Monday-Friday 0730-1630 GMT+1)
To notify Activities Europe of a marine casualty outside of normal business hours, please call the number listed above. Your call will then
be forwarded to one of our Marine Casualty Investigators. In the event your call is not answered, please leave a message including the following
information: your name, a call back number including country code, name of the vessel involved, location, and a brief descriptions of the incident.
Reporting Marine Casualties
The marine casualty reporting requirements of Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 4 applies to all U.S. flagged commercial
vessels that are involved in a marine casualty (defined below) while operating within ACTEUR zone; the waters of Africa, Europe and the
Initial Notification -
As per 46 CFR, Part 4.05-1 immediatly upon addressing all resultant safety concerns, the owner, operator, agent, master or person
incharge of a commercial vessel shall notify the U.S. Coast when a marine casualty has occurred. This immediate notification shall be
made via telephone or e-mail using the contact information listed above.
Written Report -
As per 46 CFR, Part 4.05-10 in addition to the initial notification, a written report of a marine
casualty shall be submitted to the
U.S. Coast Guard using form CG-2692 within 5 days of the incident. The CG-2692 shall be filled out as completely and accurately as
possible. The CG-2692 and its addendums may be downloaded from the links at the top of this page.
Failure to comply with either the immediate notification or the written report of marine
casualty requirements can result in a Class I civil penalty of $35,000 per
violation and could also
lead to action against merchant marine credentials.
What is a Reportable Marine Casualty?
In accordance with 46 CFR 4.05-1, the following incidents are Reportable Marine Casualties:
- An unintended grounding or unintended allision with a bridge;
- An intended grounding or intended allision with a bridge that creates
a hazard to navigation, the environment of the safety of a vessel;
- A loss of main propulsion, primary steering or any associated control
system that reduces the maneuverability of the vessel;
- An occurrence materially and adversely affecting the vessel's seaworthiness
or fitness for service or route;
- A loss of life;
- An injury that requires professional medical treatment beyond first aid,
and if the person is employed on a commercial vessel, that renders the person
unfit for duty; or
- An occurrence causing property damage in excess of $25,000.
Post Casualty Chemical Testing
In accordance with 46 CFR 4.06 the marine employer shall have each individual
who is directly involved in the incident chemically tested for drug and
alcohol use if the casualty is or is likely to become a Serious Marine Incident (defined below).
Alcohol testing shall be completed within 2 hours of when the incident occurred, unless
precluded by safety concerns directly related to the incident. In such cases, testing shall be completed
no later than 8 hours from the occurrence of the incident.
Drug testing shall be completed within 32 hours of when the incident occurred.
Drug and alcohol testing shall be reported to the U.S. Coast Guard on form CG-2692B, which can be dowloaded
from the links at the top of this page. The "Federal Chain of Custody Control Form" and the results of the alcohol test
shall accompany the CG-2692B; these may be submitted using the e-mail or fax number listed above. Additionally, the drug
test results and the Medical Review Officer's (MRO) report shall be provided to the U.S. Coast Guard when complete.
Failure to comply with the post casualty chemical testing requirements for either alcohol
or drugs can result in a Class I civil
penalty of $7,000 per violation and could also lead to
action against merchant marine credentials.
What is a Serious Marine Incident?
In accordence with 46 CFR 4.03-2, a Serious Marine Incident is any Reportbale Marine Casualty which results in any
of the following events:
- One or more deaths;
- An injury to a crewmember, passenger, or other person which requires
professional medical treatment beyond first aid and, if the injured party
is a crewmember, renders the individual unfit to perform routine vessel
- Damage to property in excess of $100,000;
- Actual or constructive total loss of any vessel subject to inspection
under 46 USC 3301;
- Actual or constructive total loss of any self-propelled vessel, not
subject to inspection under 46 USC 3301, of 100 gross tons or more;
- A discharge of oil of 10,000 gallons or more into the navigable waters
of the U.S. whether or not resulting from a marine casualty; or
- A discharge of a reportable quantity (RQ) of a hazardous substance into
the navigable waters of the U.S., or a release of a RQ of a hazardous substance
into the environment of the U.S., whether or not resulting from a marine casualty.