Navigation and Vessel
(NVIC) No. 01-15
Report of Marine Accident,
Injury, or Death
Report Of Chemical Drug
and Alcohol Testing
Personnel Casualty Addendum
The marine casualty reporting requirements of Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 4 applies to all U.S. flagged commercial vessels that are involved in a marine casualty (as defined below) while operating within the Activities Europe Area of Responsibility; the waters of Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Note: Failure to comply with either the immediate notification or the written report of marine casualty requirements can result in a Class I civil penalty of $35,000 per violation and could also lead to action against merchant marine credentials.
What is a Reportable Marine Casualty?
In accordance with 46 CFR 4.05-1, the following incidents are Reportable Marine Casualties:
What is a Serious Marine Incident?
A Serious Marine Incident is any Reportable Marine Casualty as outlined in 46 CFR 4.03-2 which results in any of the following events:
Post Casualty Chemical Testing
The marine employer shall have each individual who is directly involved in the incident chemically tested for drug and alcohol use if the casualty is or is likely to become a Serious Marine Incident in accordance with 46 CFR 4.06.
Alcohol testing shall be completed within 2 hours of when the incident occurred, unless
precluded by safety concerns directly related to the incident. In such cases, testing shall be completed
no later than 8 hours from the occurrence of the incident.
Drug testing shall be completed within 32 hours of when the incident occurred.
Drug and alcohol testing shall be reported to the U.S. Coast Guard on form CG-2692B. The "Federal Chain of Custody Control Form" and the results of the alcohol test shall accompany the CG-2692B. Additionally, the drug test results and the Medical Review Officer's (MRO) report shall be provided to the U.S. Coast Guard when complete.
Failure to comply with the post casualty chemical testing requirements for either alcohol or drugs can result in a Class I civil penalty of $7,000 per violation and could also lead to action against merchant marine credentials.