When an accident or serious near accident occurs at sea there is an obligation to report this to the Maritime Safety Inspectorate investigating unit. This duty is also applicable to all personnel at the Swedish Maritime Administration.
The investigation unit has noted that a number of events have occurred in recent months without being reported. This leads to poor information on which to base decisions and, in addition, increased work in chasing up information in many cases. Statistics also become incomplete. The investigation unit requests that persons involved submit reports as required by the regulations.
In general it may be said that if there is any doubt as to whether a report should be submitted or not it is always better to report. The investigation unit is more than willing to answer any questions on this matter.