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Reporting an accident refers to investigation, not to request for assistance. Vessels in danger, to request assistance contact Rescue Coordination Centre:
24 Hour Accident Reporting Line only: +357 24304723 / +357 24304737
Facsimile No.: +357 24643254
(not to be used to report an emergency)

The investigation of marine accidents and incidents (for exceptions please see below) is carried out by the independent Marine Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (MAIC).
Contact details:
24 hour Accident Reporting Line only: + (357) 99 645 707
Telephone No.: + (357) 25 823 717 or 25 823 730 (Office Hours)
Facsimile No.: + (357) 25 305 117

Accidents and incidents of the vessels below and concerning the cases below, must be reported to the Shipping Deputy Ministry (see contact details here):

  • Ships not propelled by mechanical means and wooden ships of primitive build;
  • Pleasure yachts and pleasure craft not engaged in trade, unless they are or will be crewed and carrying more than 12 passengers for commercial purposes;
  • Inland waterway vessels operating in inland waterways;
  • Fishing vessels with a length of less than 15 meters;
  • Fixed offshore drilling units;
  • Vessels owned or operated and used only on government non-commercial service.

Please see Circulars 19/2005 and 17/2014 for guidelines and forms of reporting.