The Alaska Recreational Incident Report Project collects, reviews, shares, and summarizes information about near misses and accidents related to recreational boating in Alaska. The goal is to increase the general public’s boating safety and knowledge through shared experiences.
The Project is not judgmental and seeks only to facilitate learning from the sharing of experience.
Who should report?
All motorized and non-motorized recreational boaters in Alaska.
What to report?
Incidents and accidents are events that cause a significant change of activity, travel, and/or route plans.
Near misses are events that could have changed activity, travel, and/or route plans but did not. Understanding near misses, which far outnumber incidents, help the boating community prevent similar situations that can lead to accidents.
Categories include injuries, illness, fatalities, damage or loss to boats and equipment, and psychological harm.
Causes include improper use and care of equipment, hazardous terrain features, human factors such as decision making and judgment, ocean and river conditions, and weather.
First Hand Reports: We are only interested in first hand reports. Please email us if you’ve heard of an event and we will try to follow up. Better yet encourage whoever was involved to report!
Report a boating incident
What Happens to Reports?
Reports are posted on “Recent Reports” page, which the general public can view. If necessary you may be contacted for further details before your report is posted. Unless you indicate otherwise all personal information will be kept confidential.