By the Admiralty and Maritime Team
U.S. Coast Guard Form 2692 has been used for over forty (40) years to report marine casualties, commercial diving casualties, or outer continental shelf related causalities. Recently, the Form received a long overdue update. The new version of the form, effective as of 2017, is available here as well as the Coast Guard Home Port. The new version of the form allows the document to be filled out electronically and to add a digital signature. There are also revised addendum forms for barge involvement, personnel casualties, witnesses, and any chemical testing. Further, the form’s data fields have been streamlined to align with statutory and regulatory language.
Please be sure to use new 2692 Form for all future incidents rather than the old form as we have received reports that the Coast Guard has rejected submissions using the old form.