Incidents and emergencies

Safety on the water is vitally important. This section provides information on some of the risks you may face while boating, how to reduce them, and what to do in case of an emergency.

Roads and Maritime Services is the primary agency for investigating marine incidents in NSW. This section also provides information on our investigative activities, as well as case studies of incidents and emergencies.

In this section...

Communication and rescue

Fire and fuels

Person overboard

Propeller strikes

Hypothermia/cold shock

Carbon monoxide

Incident reporting

Investigations

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