0831. Casualty and Damage
Immediately after its occurrence, the commanding officer shall submit a detailed report of the facts to the senior officer present, the Chief of Naval Operations, or the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as appropriate, and other superiors when:
a. a ship under his or her command touches the ground (except for landing ships or ships of a similar design making a landing without damage, or for a submarine resting on the bottom as part of normal operations);
b. a ship under his or her command has a collision or other serious accident;
c. an aircraft under his or her command is involved in an accident which necessitates extensive repairs, or otherwise requires review or action by higher authority; or
d. a shore activity under his or her command incurs a serious fire or other material casualty, or serious personnel casualty occurs within the command.