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					                                                      Maritime and Port Authority of
                                                      Singapore
                                                      460 Alexandra Road PSA Building 21 Storey
                                                      Singapore 119963
                                                      PSA Building Post Office P O Box 313
                                                      Singapore 911141
                                                      Tel: (65) 6375 6209 Fax : (65) 6375 6231
                                                      Email : shipping@mpa.gov.sg




                  REPORT OF A SHIPPING CASUALTY
                       The Merchant Shipping Act (Chapter 179)
This form is to be completed by the master in all cases where a ship is involved in a casualty
and sent to the Director of Marine, Singapore within 24 hours of the casualty or as soon as
possible thereafter.

PARTICULARS OF THE CASUALTY

              Particulars of casualty ( State whether UTC or Local Time)
    Name of ship                   Call Sign              IMO number                 Flag

  Time of Casualty      Name of Place & of country or Sea        Latitude         Longitude

  Date of Casualty         Type of Casualty (grounding,        No. of Crew         No. of
                         collision, fire or explosion & etc)    Onboard          Passengers
                                                                                  Onboard
   dd mm yy
    State of Tide         State of Weather/        Wind direction &      State of Sea & Swell
                         (Visibility & Range)           Force               & its directions

  No. of Lives lost and their details     No. of Lives saved     Assistance (if any) rendered /
                                          & by what means        Summoned -Form & means
      Crew               Passengers




Brief description on the assistance offered or given, by who and of what nature and
whether the assistance was effective and competent.




If assistance was offered and refused, to state the reason for refusal :

To be filled in all incident:


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                                     Particulars of Master
       Name                    Nationality          Grade & No. of       Issuing Country
                                                      Certificate


   Date signed on              Command           Experience in other
                               Experience              Ranks

Experience on other        Time onboard            Experience on          Time onboard
 types of Vessels                                  Similar Vessels




No of Duty Hours on     No of Duty Hours on      No. of Sleep Hours      Factors affected
 the day of Incident     the Previous day          in last 96 hrs      Sleep (if Applicable)


 Smoker / Quantity      Last 24 hrs Alcohol        Normal Alcohol        Under Prescibed
                           Consumption                 Habit               medication
    Yes / No                 Yes / No                                         Yes / No
Amount :               Amount:                                         Amount:
                                                                       Type :

Other relevant Information :



           Particulars of Officer/Engineer in charge at time of casualty
   Name & Rank           Nationality         Grade & No. of         Issuing Country
                                                Certificate



   Date signed on      Experience in present     Experience in other
                              Rank                     Ranks

Experience on other        Time onboard            Experience on          Time onboard
 types of Vessels                                  Similar Vessels




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No of Duty Hours on     No of Duty Hours on    No. of Sleep Hours      Factors affected
 the day of Incident     the Previous day        in last 96 hrs      Sleep (if Applicable)


 Smoker / Quantity      Last 24 hrs Alcohol     Normal Alcohol         Under Prescibed
                           Consumption              Habit                medication
    Yes / No                 Yes / No                                       Yes / No
Amount :               Amount:                                       Amount:
                                                                     Type :

Other relevant Information :




     Others Crew present at scene of accident who can assist in the investigation
   Name & Rank          Nationality           Grade & No. of         Issuing Country
                                                Certificate



   Date signed on      Experience in present   Experience in other
                              Rank                   Ranks

Experience on other        Time onboard         Experience on           Time onboard
 types of Vessels                               Similar Vessels




No of Duty Hours on     No of Duty Hours on    No. of Sleep Hours      Factors affected
 the day of Incident     the Previous day        in last 96 hrs      Sleep (if Applicable)


 Smoker / Quantity      Last 24 hrs Alcohol     Normal Alcohol         Under Prescibed
                           Consumption              Habit                medication
    Yes / No                 Yes / No                                       Yes / No
Amount :               Amount:                                       Amount:
                                                                     Type :

Other relevant Information :




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            Particulars of the other ship/party involved in the accident (If applicable)
    Name of ship/party                             Flag
    Type of ship                                   GT
    Official Number                                IMO Number
    Name of Master                                 Nationality
    Grade & No. of                                 Issuing Country
    Certificate
    Name of Officer                                Nationality
    Grade & No. of                                 Issuing Country
    Certificate


    Others :




     Voyage Particulars :
Last Port of Call    Date / Time Sailed                 Next Port of Call

Departure Draught       Any List and to which side      Type and amount No of passengers
                                                        of Cargo onboard onboard
Fwd :           Aft : Yes/No    Port / Starboard
Port           Voyage Date & Time Voyage Port Voyage ended                  Date & Time Voyage
commenced             commenced                                             ended




     Brief account of the sequence of events of the casualty :




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Brief account of any assistance given to the ship &/or rescue services provided :




Brief account of the extent of the damage to the ship :           Will the ship be :
                                                                  Repaired
                                                                  Salvaged
                                                                  Broken Up
                                                                  Not removed

             What, in your opinion, is the probable cause of the casualty ?




             How, in your opinion, could the casualty have been avoided ?




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 Person on Bridge             Location           Person in E/R             Location




          Mode of Steering                          Number of Steering Pump used
             Auto / Manual                                   One / Two
Whereabouts of Master if not on bridge :
Whereabouts of Chief Engineer if not in E/R :

                Particulars of ship and cargo (To be completed in all cases)
Ship’s Draught                                 Forward :                 Aft:
Type of Chart Used (Name Publisher)
No. of Chart in use at time of incident
Title of Chart
Date Chart published
No. of Last Large correction
No. of Last Small Correction

Number of Compasses & whether in Good Gyro:
working Order                          Magnetic :
Gyro Error if any
Could any part of the cargo affect any
compass?

What kind and quantity of cargo and/or
ballast was carried ?

Was the cargo properly stowed?

What kind and quantity of Deck Load (if
any) did the ship have and where was it
located?
Was the Deck Load (if any) properly
secured?

Was the ship overloaded?

State of weather at the time of shipment

Specify the exact nature and extent of any
deficiency in the ship or its equipment
(including FFA & LSA).




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PARTICULARS OF THE VESSEL
Name of Vessel         :                              Type : Container
                                                             Tankers
Official Number        :                                     Chemical Tankers
                                                             Product Tankers
IMO Number             :                                     LNG
                                                             LPG
Call Sign              :                                     VLCC
                                                             General Cargo
Port of Registry       :                                     Passenger (ship/ferry)
                                                             Bunker Barge
G.T.                   :                                     Harbour Craft
N.T.                   :                                     Ro Ro
L.O.A.                 :                                     Bulk Carrier
L. B.P.                :                                     Others (to specify)
Depth Moulded          :
Breadth Moulded        :
Maximum Air Draught:
Year Built             :                      Place Built    :
Type of Engine         :
No. of Propeller       :
Is the Ship on Charter : Yes / No     Type of Charter        :

Owner                  :
(Name and address)

Manager                :
(Name and address)

Charterer              :
(Name and address)


Local Agent            :

P&I Club               :


Any relevant Structural Peculiarities. Give brief description :




Amount of Fuel Carried, HFO :                 MDO :          Type of Fuel :


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Consumption per day       HFO :               MDO :                  FW :

        Tanks                Type of Fuel           Tank Capacity           Amount in Tank




Bridge Equipment : Indicate the Navigational & Communication Aids carried and those in
use prior to the casualty. (Mark appropriate box and indicate radar scale range in use prior to
the casualty.)
      Type                   Model               Carried        In Use          Remarks
ARPA
Radar No. 1
Radar No. 2
GPS
Direction Finder
Course Recorder
Echo Sounder
Gyro Compass
Magnetic
Compass
Automatic
Steering
Steering Pump
MF         Radio
Telegraph
MF         Radio
Telephone
VHF No. 1
VHF No. 2
VHF No. 3
AIS
VDR
Others :


MMSI No.               _______________________




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Satellite Communication :      Sat C No.________________
_________________
(To Specify Fax No.)    Sat B No._________________
                        Sat M No.________________
Others :

FFA :
Fixed Fire Installations (Type & Model) :
Documents to be Produced. (Note : Masters are requested to provide authenticated and
dated photocopies of the following documents that have relevance to the incident (eg charts
for grounding etc.). These documents should be indexed 1,2,3,4 etc.
Statutory Certificates                          Class         Date issue      Date Expire
Safety Construction
Safety Radio
Safety Equipment
I.O.P.P.
International Load Line
Ship’s Register
Safe Manning
Certification of Class
Certificate of Installation, Class
Passenger Ship Certificate
Safety Management System (SMC)
Document of Compliance (DOC)
Others

Others document ( mark those that are applicable)                  Attached     Remark
                                                                   number
Classification survey reports (On Damage sustained.)
Official Log Book
Crew List
Crew Qualifications (Certificate of Competency )master & D.O.
Deck Log Book
Port Log, Log Abstract and Cargo Log Book
Engine Movement Book
Engine Room Log Book
Data Logger Print-out
Course Recorder Chart
Echo Sounder Chart
Oil Record Book (Part I)
Oil Record Book (Part II)
Tanks Sounding Book
Night Order Book (Instruction for Navigation Only)
Master’s/Chief Engineer’s Standing Orders (For Navigation Watch
Only)
Company Standing Orders/Operations Manual (For Navigation


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Watch Only)
Company Safety Manual (relevant page on Arr/Dep port)
Compass Error Book or records (recent page on the compass error)
Radar Log Book
Planned maintenance schedules
Repair Requisition Records
Articles of Agreement
Bar Records - daily purchases - voyages receipts etc.(If available)
Records of drug and alcohol tests (If available)
Passenger List
Radio Log / GMDSS Log / Radio Telephony (VHF records)
Ship Reporting Records
Voyage Plan
Charts and record of Chart Corrections
Equipment/machinery manufacturer’s operational/maintenance
manuals
Cargo Plan showing cargo distribution at time of incident
Plan view of ship’s layout including cargo spaces, slop tanks,
bunker/fuel lube oil tanks (diagrams from IOPP Certificate)
Voyage Data Recorder information (if fitted )
Statements of Master, OOW. Duty Engineers, Duty Deck & E/R
Crew & other witnesses which may be useful to the investigation.
Ship Particular List
Ship maneuvering data (turning diagram and stopping distance
chart)
Classification Damage report
Seaworthiness certificate
P.S.C. reports

Any other documentation relevant to the inquiry




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                              Particulars required for collisions
Are there any local or special rules for
navigation at the place of collision?

Obstructions, if any, to manoeuvring, e.g. by
a third vessel, shallow or narrow waters,
beacon, buoy, etc.

Circumstances affecting visibility and
audibility, e.g. state of the sun, dazzle of
shore lights, strength of wind, shipboard
noise and whether any door or window could
obstruct lookout and/or audibility.
The possibilities of interaction leading to the
collision?

Course & speed of own ship when other
vessel was first observed.

Details of all subsequent alterations of course
and speed up to collision by own ship.

Presence of the other ship first became
known? (the time of first observation)

What was the time, distance & bearing of the
other vessel when first sighted visually and
any subsequent alterations as observed
visually?

Colour of lights of other vessel when first
seen & time sighted.

Any change of lights observed and time
when this occurred.

Bearing and distance of other ship, if
observed by radar, timing of observations
and subsequent alterations.

Any plotting being carried out on the target?

Who did the plotting and by what means?
(Copy of the plot if available.)

How was the performance of the Radar/s?

Aspect of the target when first observed          Red/Green         degree


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Subsequent changed of Aspect of the target
and times occured

Direction of own ship’s head at time of
collision.

Direction of other vessel’s head at time of
collision.

Type of action taken to avoid a collision.(if
any were taken.)

Own speed when collision took place.

Was listening watch kept on Channel 16, or
other frequency, and any messages sent,
received or overheard?

Any direct communication established with
the other vessel?

Details of lookout e.g. no. on bridge.

Any warning signal sounded or given to
attract the attention of the other ship?

Were lights properly fitted & shown and fog
signals made in accordance with regulations?

Did the other vessel give her name and
standby in vicinity after the collision?

Who was in-charge of the navigation when
the incident occurred?

What was the angle of impact?

The parts of each ship which first came into
contact?

Any subsequent contact between the vessels
and time it occurred?


Brief account of events after the collision :




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                    Particulars require for fire & Explosion
How fire was first detected and time
detected?

Who detected the fire & how alarm
raised/reported?

Location where fire started?

What type of fire?

How did it started ? (If Known)

What means were used to fight the fire?

What was the immediate action taken?

What action was taken to prevent fire from
spreading?

Duration of fire.

Were the ship’s FFA adequate to fight the
fire? If not, was assistance rendered by any
party?

Were extinguishers available at the vicinity
where fire was detected?

What was the type available in the vicinity?

What are the types available on the ship?

Types used on the fire?

Were hoses available/used?

Was the fire pump (GS)available?

Was the emergency fire pump used?

Was water immediately available?




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Were air vents closed-off to the space?

Were fuel and other oil pumps in the space
stopped? By whom and when ?

Were the quick-closing valves in the space
for fuel & other oils, remotely activated
(closed) ?By whom and when ?


What was the nature of the material on fire
and surrounding the fire?

What was the fire retardant specification of
the bulkheads surrounding the fire?

When battling the fire, were there any
restrictions caused by (a) smoke (b) heat (c)
fumes ?
Was freedom of access hampered by
obstruction, such as stores & etc?

How was the access for availability for fire
fighting equipment?

Preparedness of crew - Frequency of drill.
                       Duration of drill.
Content & Locations of fire musters & drills.

How was the response by land based fire
fighting brigades?

Was ship taking in bunkers, loading or
discharging flammable substances?

Were any repairs being carried out on board?
(give Details)

Was any hot work being carried out onboard.
(give details )

Was there any explosion caused by the fire?
If Yes, how many explosions were heard and
the estimated time lapse between each?

Brief description of events after the fire was extinguished :




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                      Particulars required for stranding or Grounding
If ship’s position obtained from electronic
navigational aid, state equipment, reading &
correction applied, if any.

When was the last accurate position and how
obtained?

Subsequent opportunities for fixing position
or position lines, by celestial or terrestrial
observations, GPS, radio, radar or otherwise
or by lines of soundings and if not taken, why
not?

Chart Datum comparison to WGS datum.

What & at what time were the last
landmarks, beacons or buoys visible? State
whether UTC or Local Time.

Were these marks seen directly or by radar?
Give visual bearings or radar ranges and
bearings.

Were bearings obtained from any beacon or
direction-finding station? If so, state bearings
obtained & whether true, compass or relative.

How long before the stranding were these
bearings obtained?

Were soundings taken & how long before
stranding?

What was the depth at first and last
sounding? How was sounding taken?

What was the course steered when incident
happened?



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What was the ship’s speed at time of
stranding?

What was the direction of ship’s head after
stranding?

Was the incident due to an uncharted
obstruction?

Who has charge of the navigation when the
accident occurred?

Was there any effect on compass caused by
cargo, electrical disturbances or local
attraction?

If radar/s in use, what respective ranges used
and evidence of radar performance
monitoring and logging.

Charts, sailing directions and relevant notices
to mariners held if corrected to date, and if
any warnings they contain had been
observed.

Tank soundings taken, when and by what
means.

Position of stranding and how determined?

Status/Condition of engine and steering
before the grounding.

Was the cause of grounding due to engine or
steering failure?

Readiness of      anchors,   their   use   and
effectiveness.

Brief account of events after the stranding :




                        Pollution resulted from an incident
Did pollution occur? (From subject ship                     Yes / No


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only)

Type of pollutant

Amount polluted, if Known.

UN Number/IMO           Hazard     Class       (if
applicable).

Quantity onboard

Method of stowage and securing

Where stowed and quantities in each
compartment/container.

Tanks/space breached.

Tanks/spaces liable to be breached.

What actions taken to prevent further loss.

What action taken to mitigate pollution.

What dispersant / neutraliser used? (if any)

Were restricting boom used? (if any)



I _________________________(Name of Master) of _________________/___(Name of
ship) hereby certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my
knowledge.



_____________________________                        _____________________________
    Signature                                                   Date




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