The Online Incident Investigation Report provides you with information regarding
maritime incidents investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard under Part D of Title 46
of the U.S. Code. These published reports are limited to reportable marine casualties,
as defined in Section 4.05 of Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that
were closed after October 2002. Additional reports, those closed prior to November
2002 may be added in the future.
The information published herein complies with Federal laws designed to protect
from disclosure personal and private information about members of the public.
In particular, the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C.
552a) and the Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996
(P.L. 104-191) prohibit the Coast Guard from disclosing certain information to the
This website offers several options to search for reports and retrieve a listing of incidents that match
your search criteria. You can then view selected reports from that list. However,
due to the complexity and volume of the data involved, the report initially displayed
contains only top level data. You are provided the option to add timeline and detail
data if you wish. However, doing so may significantly add to the load time of the
detailed report. We welcome your suggestions on ways to improve this site.
The United States Coast Guard and the United States are not liable for any loss, damage, or harm resulting from the use of information
contained in this database, or for any reliance on its accuracy, completeness, or
timeliness. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this web site
are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse
Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.