Report Incident


Reporting Method


You can report a DP incident by one of the following methods:




The Mariners' Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS) is primarily a confidential reporting system run by The Nautical Institute to allow full reporting of accidents (and near misses) without fear of identification or litigation. As a free service to the industry, MARS reports also regularly comprise alerts condensed from official industry sources, so that issues resulting from recent incidents can be efficiently relayed to the mariner on board. With access to the internet from vessels becoming more affordable, the MARS database is a valuable risk assessment, work planning, loss prevention tool and training aid for crew and management.


The concept of the confidential alerting and reporting scheme is to assist in accident prevention. By sharing your experiences with other maritime professionals anonymously reproduced in SEAWAYS, you can help them to avoid similar situations.


We want to hear about any unsafe Dynamic Positioning practices, dangerous occurrences, personal accidents, near miss situations or equipment failures which you have experienced, and any methods you have adopted to prevent repetitions. Within the context of ship operations, the scheme is unlimited, international in outlook, and open to commercial, naval, fishing and pleasure users.


We can assure you that all reports sent in will be treated in the strictest confidence and stored temporarily on the Institute’s server for back-up purposes. Providing they meet the above criteria, we will publish, anonymously, as many as possible in SEAWAYS, the journal of the Nautical Institute.


Any original written report will be destroyed prior to publication or, if not published, sent back to the author.

Please complete the following MARS Report Form (or your own report) and email



Or send it to:


MARS Editor – Confidential

The Nautical Institute
200b Lambeth Road


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