Posted on Aug 18, 2021 in Announcements, Boat Harbors, Commercial Activities, Fishing Activities, Main, Ocean Recreation Activities


Owners and operators of commercial vessels are required to relay information about a reportable marine casualty and accident to the US Coast Guard within 24 hours. 

Following a serious marine accident, drug testing may be required within 32 hours and alcohol testing may be required within two hours.

The intent of this requirement is for the Coast Guard to allocate necessary resources, coordinate potential response efforts, and/or mitigate potential threats to waterway users.  Failure to immediately notify the Coast Guard of a reportable marine casualty can result in civil penalty enforcement action with fines up to $10,000 and/or suspension and revocation action being taken against a licensed mariner.  

All notifications of potential or actual reportable marine casualties can be made to the 24-hour manned Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Command Center at 808-842-2600 and/or channel 16.  If in doubt whether a casualty is reportable or not; report it. 

Additionally, a written report on form CG-2692 is required to be completed and filed within 5 days of the casualty per 46 CFR 4.05-10.   

Any questions or comments concerning the above can be made to U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu.


Marine Casualty Brochure (Honolulu)

Serious Marine Incident Alcohol Testing Two-Hour Rule (Pamphlet)

Report of Marine Casualty, Commercial Diving Casualty, or OCS-Related Casualty (CG-2692)

Report of Mandatory Chemical Testing Following a Serious Marine Incident (CG-2692B)

Personnel Casualty Addendum (CG-2692C)

Involved Persons and Witness Addendum (CG-2692D)