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2019 monthly incident reports

The information you provide in your incident report plays an important part in guiding the way we improve maritime safety for everybody on the water. By reporting marine incidents to us, you are also meeting your reporting obligations under Australian laws.

October

A total of 68 domestic commercial vessel incidents were reported to AMSA during October 2019. Of these, 12 were serious.

State

Vessel type

Incident

WA

Passenger

Vessel altered course and collided with a port navigational marker.

QLD

Passenger

Vessel hit a submerged object. Emergency steering was used to manoeuver and recover control of the vessel.

NSW

Passenger

Mainsheet caught a passenger and threw him across the cockpit during a sailing lesson. Passenger was seriously injured.

QLD

Non-passenger

Crew member was seriously injured when vessel hit large troughs from a sailing vessel travelling in the opposite direction.

WA

Non-passenger

During a transfer of machinery, crew member was crushed between a hook block and deck rail, and sustained serious injuries.

NT

Fishing (commercial)

Vessel grounded while trying to avoid a moored, poorly lit vessel.

QLD

Fishing (commercial)

Vessel sunk due to failure of stern gland.

NSW

Non-passenger

Tug experienced a steering issue and struck a moored survey vessel on a service pontoon. The vessel was damaged when it was pushed onto the pontoon.

TAS

Non-passenger

A sudden change in weather conditions caused a dive punt to take on water. The vessel was caught on a floating pennant line and capsized.

QLD

Passenger

Several passengers and crew were injured when their vessel approached a pontoon and made contact with a vertical fender strip.

QLD

Fishing (commercial)

Fishing vessel sunk due to flooding. The cause was a suspected collision with a semi submerged object earlier in the day, which flooded a storage compartment. 

VIC

Non-Passenger

A trawler capsized, with all crew rescued. The incident is under investigation.

Last updated: 

Tuesday 3 December 2019