Australia investigation of fatality during unmooring

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the report of its investigation into the fatality on board a floating storage and offloading tanker off Dampier, Western Australia on 24 December 2008. MO-2008-013 An integrated rating suffered fatal injuries when struck by a heavy hawser line while the vessel was disconnecting from its mooring buoy because of an approaching tropical cyclone. Investigation revealed a difference between written procedures for connecting and disconnecting from the mooring buoy and actual shipboard practice.

Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau