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2021 monthly domestic commercial vessel incident reports

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December 2021

There were 85 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels in December 2021. Of these, 25 were serious and 1 very serious.         

STATE  

VESSEL TYPE  

INCIDENT  

 WA 

 Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Very Serious:  Vessel collided with reef and sustained significant hull damage. The vessel was evacuated and later sank.  

 NSW 

Class 1 - Passenger  

Passenger jumped overboard while vessel was underway. The passenger was recovered without injury.  

 NSW 

Class 1 - Passenger  

Vessel lost main engine following fuel issues. No damage or injuries reported.  

 NSW 

Class 1 - Passenger  

Passenger jumped overboard while vessel was underway. The passenger was recovered and required medical attention. 

 NSW 

Class 1 - Passenger  

Vessel collided with a sailing catamaran while underway. Significant damage sustained. 

 NSW 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Acetylene bottle caught fire onboard. The vessel was evacuated. No injuries or pollution reported.  

 NSW 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel collided with an open bridge. Damage sustained to vessel’s mast and rigging.  

 NSW 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel collided with rowing boat while underway. The person onboard the rowing boat fell overboard and required medivac. 

 NSW 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Passenger fell overboard while fishing. The passenger was recovered without injury.  

 QLD 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Passenger fell overboard while disembarking vessel. The passenger was recovered with minor injuries. 

 QLD 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Vessel’s dory capsized during snorkelling operation. Four passengers fell overboard and were recovered without injury.    

QLD 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel collided with wharf following steering failure. No damage or pollution reported.  

 QLD 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Vessel’s hatch cover fell from an open position during fishing operation. A crew member sustained head laceration and arm fracture.  

 QLD 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Vessel collided with another vessel. No damage or pollution reported.  

 QLD 

Class 4 - Hire 'N' Drive 

Vessel made contact with reef. Minor damage sustained.  

 TAS 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Vessel grounded during strong weather conditions. Damage sustained to vessel’s propellers.  

 NT 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Crew member sustained hand injury while setting up compressed air hose. Medivac required.  

 NT 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger  

Vessel’s bow door separated from vessel. Investigation underway.  

 NT 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Vessel's fixed fire fighting system suffered an electrical fault and caught fire. The fire was extinguished by crew. 

 WA 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Vessel collided with a docked vessel during strong weather conditions. Minor damage sustained. 

WA 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel collided with a passenger vessel while underway. No damage or injuries reported. 

 WA 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel's port outboard engine caught fire. The fire was extinguished by crew. Repairs completed. 

ACT 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Passenger jumped overboard while the vessel was berthing. No injuries reported.  

ACT 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Passenger tripped on door sill. The passenger sustained a dislocated shoulder and required medivac. 

SA 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Vessel made contact with submerged object. Damage sustained to propellers.  

SA 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel capsized after failure to remove the buoy line. Two persons fell overboard and were wearing life jackets. One person sustained leg bruising. 

Last updated: 

Tuesday 25 January 2022