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2022 monthly domestic commercial vessel 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.

March 2022

State

Vessel Type

Incident

QLD

Class 1 - Passenger

Very Serious: Vessel broke free from mooring during serious flood event. The vessel sustained significant damage due to contact with debris and later sank.

NSW

Class 1 - Passenger

Crew member fell one metre during a training drill. The crew member sustained head injury and required medevac.

NSW

Class 1 - Passenger Vessel grounded after the vessel broke away from cables during serious flood event. Damage is under assessment.
NSW

Class 2 - Non-Passenger

Crew member fell after the vessel encountered a large wave. The crew member sustained hand injury and required medevac.
QLD

Class 1 - Passenger

Vessel collided with a private vessel following a main engine malfunction. No damage or pollution reported.
QLD

Class 1 - Passenger

Vessel grounded following issue with battery switch which resulted in loss of power and steerage. No damage or injuries reported. 
QLD

Class 2 - Non-Passenger

Vessel collided with a construction barge while berthing in strong weather conditions. Significant damage sustained.
QLD

Class 2 - Non-Passenger

Crew member’s hand was caught during mooring operation. The crew member sustained a crush injury and required medical attention.
QLD

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial)

Vessel grounded on rocks. Investigation underway.
QLD

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial)

Vessel collided with another commercial vessel at night. Both vessels sustained significant damage.
NT

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial)

Crew member's arm was bitten by a shark while untangling fishing line. The crew member sustained arm injury and required medical attention.
WA

Class 1 - Passenger

Passenger jumped overboard without a lifejacket. The passenger was recovered without injury.  
WA

Class 1 - Passenger

Passenger thrown overboard without a lifejacket. The passenger was recovered and sustained a broken arm. 
WA

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial)

Crew member sustained head injury following vessel grounding. Medical attention and medevac required.

Last updated: 

Monday 9 May 2022