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Services › Harbourmaster Service at Lake Taupo › Notification of accidents

Under section 2.10 of the Lake Taupo Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010, the owner or person in charge of any vessel involved in an accident must, as soon as practicable, report the accident to the Harbourmaster and, within 48 hours, complete and return both the Lake Taupo Harbourmaster Notification of Accidents form and the appropriate Maritime New Zealand form.

*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe website.

Return both completed forms to:

Taupo Boat Harbour
Redoubt Street
PO Box 256
Taupo 3351

The Lake Taupo Harbourmaster will forward the completed forms to Maritime New Zealand.

If you have any questions, please contact the Harbourmaster's Office on phone: (07) 378-7176, Mobile: 0274 223 024 or email:

Maritime accident and incident reports

Reports on maritime accidents and incidents investigated by Maritime New Zealand are available on the Maritime New Zealand website: