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Find out about reporting accidents or incidents to Maritime NZ and harbour emergencies.

Report accidents, incidents or serious harm injury

It is your legal obligation to report any accident, incident or serious harm injury (legally defined as a "mishap") to Maritime New Zealand as soon as possible after it occurs. Failing to report is an offence. Find out more on the Maritime NZ website.

Definitions of an accident, incident or serious harm injury

  • Accidents - include damage to a vessel which may affect its strength or seaworthiness, groundings, collisions, machinery failures and steering loss.
  • Incidents - include a near collision or a near grounding.
  • Serious harm injuries (legally defined as mishaps) - include but not limited to, amputation of a body part, burns, loss of consciousness, and any harm that causes a person to be hospitalized for a period of 48 hours or more. A small cut or sprain are considered minor injuries and do not have to be reported.

Report an accident or incident online to Maritime NZ


Harbour emergencies

Description Contact
  • Sinking
  • Grounding
  • Collisions
  • Urgent marine spills (of oil, petrol or diesel)

Immediately call the Harbourmaster on 09 362 0397 for the 24 hour emergency duty officer.

Find out about reporting other non-emergency issues.

  • Crime and disorder (offenders)
  • Search and rescue
  • Medical emergencies
  • National security

Call the Police/Emergency services on 111.

For non-emergencies which do not require urgent Police assistance call 105.

A full list of activities handled by the Police Maritime Unit can be found on the New Zealand Police website.