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Incident Reporting


If the incident is on the water and requires an immediate emergency response, please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Dart Harbour keep an incident report log for all incident data reported to us. These include navigational incidents, man overboard incidents, lost or stolen vessels, speeding, near misses, capsizes, collisions, medical incidents, pollution events and taking on water. This list is not exhaustive, if in doubt then please report it.

We may, if appropriate start an incident investigation and if need be involve other agencies or organisations such as the Police, MCA, MAIB. The data gathered also allows us to spot any trends and enables us to try and prevent future incidents.

If you are involved in an incident or witness an incident, please report this to Dart Harbour using incident report form from the link opposite

For any crimes and thefts on the river, please also report this via the Devon and Cornwall Police report form opposite


Avian flu.

To report any dead wild birds with regards to the avian flu outbreak please follow DEFRA guidelines as below.

Call Defra on 03459 33 55 77 if you find:

  • one or more dead birds of prey
  • 3 or more dead gulls or wild waterfowl (swans, geese and ducks)
  • 5 or more dead birds of any species

You do not need to report any other found dead wild birds. Bird flu is not a notifiable disease in wild birds.

Do not touch or pick up a dead or visibly sick wild bird.