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ATSB investigation: Bulk carrier grounding after electrical blackout

The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Bulk India ran aground in 2018 in a channel during its departure from Dampier, Western Australia when it lost steering and propulsion due to a total electrical blackout from a failed generator. The ATSB issued an investigation report on the incident.

ATSB investigation: Crew fatally injured during elevator repairs

ATSB issued a report on a crew fatality in the elevator trunk on the container ship OOCL Kuala Lumpur, in June 2018. While driving the elevator from the cage top, the electro-technical officer became trapped between the moving cage and the bulkhead, and was fatally injured. 

Bulk carrier collides with fishing vessel off Port Adelaide

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) began an investigation into collision between the bulk carrier ‘Accolade II’ and the fishing vessel ‘Sand Groper’ off Port Adelaide on 29 February 2020. The collision occurred in the vicinity of beacon 13 of Port channel at about 0435.

Bulk carrier grounding highlights gaps in port risk assessment

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the bulk carrier ‘Orient Centaur’, which lost power while transiting a channel from the Port of Weipa, in November 2017. This incident highlighted gaps in the port’s risk plans, ATSB noted. 

ATSB investigates collision with tree incident on Sweets Lagoon

Two passengers were injured, one of them seriously, after the airboat ‘Gale Force’ collided with a tree, during tourism operations on Sweets Lagoon, Northern Territory, at about 1010 hours on 22 June 2019. The ATSB has commenced an investigation in the collision.

Australian cutter grounding linked to poor use of ECDIS

Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued an investigation report on the grounding of the Australian Border Force cutter Roebuck Bay (ABFC Roebuck Bay) on Henry Reef, Queensland, in September 2017. The report identified an amendment on the passage plan which led the vessel to the reef and poor use of ECDIS.

Investigation on YM Efficiency loss of containers continues

The Australian transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) announced that the investigation into the loss of containers overboard from YM Efficiency, off Newcastle, on 1st June 2018, is continuing. The investigation is currently in the examination and analysis phase.

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