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Investigations Department

Office: +81-42-507-6545 Ext. 7833
DSN: 225-8909/8405  Fax: +81-42-551-5571
E-mail: or

The Investigations Department investigates reportable marine casualties under the authority of 46 USC 6301. The department determines the level of investigation by the regulations outlined in 46 CFR Part 4.

The department investigates violations of law or regulation, incompetency, or acts of misconduct or negligence by licensed or documented merchant mariners in the Asia-Pacific region.

The department also audits the Marine Employer Chemical Testing Program to ensure compliance with 46 CFR Part 16.

Links to Marine Casualty Reporting Documents:

Report of Marine Accident, Injury, or Death (CG-2692)

Barge Addendum (CG-2692A)

Report Of Required Chemical Drug and Alcohol Testing (CG-2692B)

Marine Employers Drug Testing Guide

Information on Reporting Marine Casualties in Asia/Pacific Region:

E-mail/Phone Contact(s): or
Phone: M-F 0800-1700 +81-42-507-6545 Ext. 7833
Fax: +81-42-551-5571
Afterhours Phone: +81-80-6773-6767 (24 hours)
NOTE: If a marine casualty has occurred after daily FEACT office hours (M-F 0800-1700), please notify FEACT casualty investigators on either e-mail and/or Afterhours Phone.

Casualties such as collisions, allisions, fires, loss of main propulsion, pollution, and deaths are required to be reported via phone as well as e-mail.

Reporting Requirements:

A notice of marine casualty, defined under 46 CFR 4.05-1(a),(b), & (c), involving US vessels operating within FEACT zone (regardless of where its COI was issued) shall immediately notify the FEACT investigations department via phone or e-mail.

Requirements for Written Reports:

Reportable Marine Casualties, defined under 46 CFR 4.05-1, are required to be reported on a CG-2692 form and sent to CG FEACT. Forms can be downloaded from the links at the top of this page.

Important Notes:

  1. Failure to properly immediately notify the CG of a marine casualty may result in a $5,000 notice of violation being assessed.

  2. If a marine casualty that results in a "Serious Marine Incident" (SMI), defined under 46 CFR 4.03-2

    1. One or more deaths, injury to crew or passenger requiring medical, treatment beyond first aid rendering unfit for duty

    2. Damage to property in excess to $100,000

    3. Total loss of an inspected vessel

  3. Employers/Owners/Operators hall conduct "Alcohol Testing" within 2 hours and "Drug Testing" within 32 hours, following the SMI, on each individual engaged or employed on board the vessel who was directly involved in the incident.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question 1: 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 collision with a bridge.

Question 2: When is drug testing required following a marine casualty?
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. 46 CFR 4.03-2 describes the following events as Serious Marine Incidents. Any reportable marine casualty that results in:

Question 3: What are CG reporting requirements for marine casualties?
46 CFR 4.05 requires that, immediately after addressing resultant safety concerns, the owner, operator or person in charge shall notify the nearest SECTOR, ACTIVITIES, MIO, MIDET whenever a vessel is involved in a reportable marine casualty. 46 CFR 4.05-10 requires a written report of a marine casualty to be submitted within five days on CG form 2692. The initial report can be made via the telephone at +81 311-755-8405 or DSN 225-8405. Messages left after hours will be immediately forwarded to the duty investigator. Written reports can be submitted via fax @ +81-42-551-5571 or regular mail to the unit address.

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Last Modified 1/12/2016