25 June, 2009


QHM Plymouth

Port Incident Reporting

A Dockyard Port of Plymouth Incident Data Questionnaire will be raised, for an infringement/incident of the criteria listed below.

The Questionnaire is used by all the harbour authorities within the Dockyard Port of Plymouth, but each harbour authority is responsible for their own area. 

By agreement, the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth maintains a database of all incidents on behalf of the other harbour authorities, which will enable a port-wide response to be made to any request for data received.

The prime purpose of this report is to gather information on any of the range of incidents that may occur within the Dockyard Port of Plymouth, and to provide the source of data to answer any statistical enquiries from whatever source. 

The aim of the Questionnaire is therefore not to apportion blame but just to gather facts.  It is for that reason that the names of personnel involved in an incident are not required.  It is the incident that the Questionnaire is interested in, not the person. 


  • Fire / explosion
  • Collision
  • Foundered
  • Grounding
  • Pollution
  • Striking
  • Contact
  • Ranging
  • Near miss
  • Unknown / other
  • Conduct which can be construed as unsafe
  • Failure to comply with International Maritime Organisation Regulations
  • Failure to obey PCS Directions
  • Non-compliance with the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 1999
  • Non-compliance with the Merchant Shipping Act

Please Report Any Incidents Witnessed To Our Main Operations Number

Phone: 01752 836490

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