Structural failures and a subsequent call at a port of refuge may involve the
P&I insurers as well as the Hull and Machinery insurers. The Master should
therefore immediately contact the Company, the P&I insurer and the Hull
and Machinery insurer.
Such a first report should contain
short description of the incident
date, vessel’s time and UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time) of the
position/location of the incident
extent of damage sustained by the vessel
status of watertight integrity
status of cargo (e.g. loss over board, shifted or similar)
prevailing weather, current and tidal conditions at the time of the
incident (keep any weather records)
any fatality or personal injury on vessel, please see section 3.11 Personal
any pollution caused by the incident, please see section 3.12 Pollution.