3.4.1 GENERAL – REPORTING
If a fixed and floating object (FFO) or other third party property is damaged
manoeuvring the vessel
the vessel’s anchors or mooring lines
any claim is often lodged at a later stage when it is difficult to take measures
to minimise losses and to collect the evidence necessary to defend the claim.
Accordingly, as soon as an incident occurs the P&I and/or Hull and Machinery
insurer and correspondent should be informed.
If there has been damage to third party property, the Master is advised to
consider notifying the nearest competent local authority or National Operational
Contact Point as well, depending on the nature of the incident.
Wash damage often goes unnoticed by the vessel’s command and a claim
may only be lodged at a much later stage. Therefore, as much evidence as possible
should be obtained to defend any such claim.
The following information should be provided
short description of the incident
date and vessel’s time of the incident, local and UTC (Co-ordinated
position/location of the incident
extent of damage sustained by the own vessel
extent of damage sustained by the FFO/third party property
prevailing weather conditions at the time of the incident (keep any
any fatality or personal injury, please see section 3.11 Personal injury
any pollution, please see section 3.12 Pollution.