Consultation open on a new MGN – Marine Casualty and Marine Incident Reporting to the MAIB

The MAIB would like to consult on a new Marine Guidance Note to replace MGN 458. This note describes the process and the information required for reporting marine casualties and marine incidents to the MAIB.

MAIB would welcome your comments on the proposed MGN which should be forwarded by email to Helen Johnston. This consultation will be open for 30 days and will close on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

This consultation and the comments received will be posted on the consultations page of

Read the proposed new marine guidance note: MGN_564_For_Consultation

Freedom of Information Act
Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence. In view of this it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential.

If we receive a request for disclosure of the information we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, in itself, be regarded as binding on the Department.

The Department will process your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) and in the majority of circumstances this will mean that your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

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