Last updated 02/12/2019
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A total of 43 incidents were reported to AMSA during the month of December. Of these 4 were serious.
A 1 metre crack in the hull resulted in water ingress, rapidly filling the vessel. Flotation devices were used to hold the vessel upright and afloat.
A fresh water pump was failing, an attempt to undo a relevant fitting was not successful. Heat was used to loosen the fitting. As a result an explosion occurred. One crew member sustained burns.
Vessel lost propulsion and ran aground with passengers on-board. No injuries were reported.
Trawler lost all power and required assistance after possibly fouling their propeller.
A total of 42 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to AMSA in the month of November. Of those 3 were serious.
A collision occurred between two vessels which caused damage to both vessels.
A total of 45 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to AMSA in the month of October. Of these, 7 were categorised serious.
A deck hand was bitten by sea snake while bringing in the nets. He could not be revived by emergency services.
Vessel anchor rope become entangled in the propeller, damaging the rudder and seizing the motor, leaving the vessel disabled.
A 10m yacht sank with 400 litres of diesel on-board. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Australia assisted in the rescue of the crew.
Vessel grounded causing damage to chain locker. A hull inspection revealed damage to the hull and bow stem.
Collision between two vessels causing damage to roof and liferaft of one vessel. Water police were notified.
A crew member shut off the fuel, pulled the incorrect handle and released Co2 into engine Bay area. No injuries reported.
A snorkeler was pulled from the water after becoming unresponsive and unconscious due to a medical event.
A total of 47 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to AMSA in the month of September. Of these, 5 were categorised serious.
A fire occurred in the engine room of the vessel. The fire system was initiated and the fire was extinguished.
A crew member got his hand caught in a capstan/winch resulting in serious bone and tendon injuries.
A vessel collided with a beacon sustaining significant damage to the port bow.
Non - Passenger Vessel
An engine compartment fixed fire suppression system deployed without intentional activation while the compartment was occupied.
A vessel was taking on water due to bad weather. The crew jumped into the water and were rescued by care flight.
A total of 34 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to AMSA in the month of August. Of these, 12 were categorised serious.
New South Wales
Vessel sunk rapidly following impact with a submerged object
Vessel ran aground resulting in hull damage and some water ingress
Recreational steel motor cruiser
Cruiser sank following impact with a large unknown object
Non – Passenger
Vessel ran aground when exiting the harbour
Crew member lost balance and fell into the water
Vessel lost starboard propulsion and collided with a concrete jetty
Vessel made heavy contact with a commercial wharf, as a result the bow was significantly damaged and the vessel started taking on water
Vessel ran aground
Vessel ran aground citing poor visibility and lack of navigational markers
Vessel ran aground in the Brisbane river
Vessel experienced loss of power and made contact with a fender on the jetty
Vessel ran aground on the reef at butterfly bay
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