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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.

July 2022

There were 66 reported incidents involving domestic commercial vessels in July 2022. Of these, 11 were serious.     

Very serious and serious incidents containing sensitive information or information that may identify individual persons or vessels have not been included below. 

STATE 

VESSEL TYPE 

INCIDENT 

NSW 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Vessel flooded and lost propulsion while underway.  The vessel foundered and the crew were rescued by a passing vessel. No injuries reported.  

NSW 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel collided with a fence while operating in flood waters. The vessel foundered and the crew members were evacuated. No injuries reported.  

NT 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel’s engine room flooded while underway. The water ingress was controlled by the aid of pumps. Vessel abandoned voyage and returned to berth.  

QLD 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Vessel grounded while loading during low tide. The vessel required tow to dislodge. No damage or injuries reported. 

QLD 

Class 1 - Passenger 

Passenger fell overboard without a lifejacket. The passenger was recovered without injury. 

QLD 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel collided with submerged object during a parasailing operation. The parasailer sustained a lung injury.  

QLD 

Class 2 - Non-Passenger 

Vessel grounded while operating at night. The crew member was admitted to hospital. 

QLD 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Tender vessels were released and capsized during anchoring operation. No crew members were onboard at the time.  

QLD 

Class 4 - Hire 'N' Drive 

Two passengers fell off personal watercraft (PWC) while underway. Both were wearing lifejackets and one sustained a rib injury.  

TAS 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Vessel's engine room flooded while underway. Vessel sustained significant damage to machinery and required tow assistance. 

TAS 

Class 3 - Fishing (commercial) 

Vessel’s generator sustained an electrical fault. Vessel’s engine starter motor shorted and sustained damage.  

Last updated: 

Friday 26 August 2022