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2021 monthly domestic commercial vessel incident reports

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August 2021

There were 76 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels in August 2021. Of these, 22 were serious.

State Vessel type Incident
NSW Class 1 - Passenger Vessel beached due main engine failure. Assistance was required to recover the vessel. Nil injuries or pollution reported. 
NSW Class 2 - Non-Passenger Crew member touched high voltage terminal, sent for precautionary medical assessment. Crew member later cleared of injury.  
NSW Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) Vessel flooded due to water ingress. Significant damage reported. Vessel currently undergoing repairs. 
QLD Class 1 - Passenger Personal watercraft deliberately collided with vessel while underway. Crew member sustained minor injury.  
QLD Class 1 - Passenger Vessel capsized while under tow. Nil persons onboard at the time of capsize. Nil pollution reported.  
QLD Class 1 - Passenger Vessel's engine room flooded due to seal collar failure. Vessel is undergoing repair.  
QLD Class 1 - Passenger Passenger sustained a back injury from waves. Medivac and hospitalisation required.  
QLD Class 1 - Passenger Vessel's main switchboard ignited due to electrical fault. Fire extinguished by crew. Nil injuries reported. 
QLD Class 2 - Non-Passenger  Crew member fractured wrist while operating the vessel's manual coupling winches. Medivac and hospitalisation required.  
QLD Class 2 - Non-Passenger  Crew member fell overboard while boarding the vessel. Crew member was recovered, nil injuries. Crew member was wearing a lifejacket. 
QLD Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) Vessel collided with recreational vessel due to poor visibility. Two persons from the recreational vessel fell overboard and the vessel immediately sunk.  Coast guard recovered the persons overboard & towed the disabled commercial vessel back to shore. 
TAS Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) Vessel's net cleaner engine failed and ignited. Fire immediately extinguished by crew. No injuries or pollution reported.  
VIC Class 1 - Passenger Vessel's engine room flooded due to communication failure between crew.  Significant damage sustained. 
WA Class 1 - Passenger Passenger sustained a back injury after travelling through turbulent waters. Medivac and hospitalisation required.  
WA Class 1 - Passenger Vessel collided with fuel barge while underway. Damage sustained to the vessel's hull. Nil injuries or pollution reported  
WA Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) Crew member fractured hand while unloading. Hospitalisation required.  
WA Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) Crew member sustained a fractured foot due to a pot line becoming caught around leg. Medivac required.  
NSW Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) Crew member sustained eye injury due to the mainline snapping. Medivac required.  
WA Class 1 - Passenger Vessel collided with mooring buoy due to poor visibility. Passenger sustained bruising on face from impact. No medical attention required. 
WA Class 1 - Passenger Vessel collided with bridge while underway in flood conditions. Damage sustained. 
WA Class 2 - Non-Passenger  Vessel's steering cables melted due to heat from cracked turbo. 
WA Class 2 - Non-Passenger  Vessel suffered blackout due to generator fault while underway. Repairs in progress.  

Last updated: 

Wednesday 22 September 2021