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The ATSB has released its preliminary investigation report into the Propulsion failure on board Norwegian Star, Bass Strait, Victoria on 10 February 2017

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On 9 February 2017, the passenger cruise ship Norwegian Star departed Melbourne, Australia, on a scheduled cruise to Dunedin, New Zealand. There were 2113 passengers and 1017 crew on board. On departure, the starboard propulsion unit (Azipod) was operational and the port Azipod was under repair. At about 0134 on 10 February, the vessel was Read More…

The ATSB has released its investigation report: Grounding of Maersk Garonne, Fremantle, WA on 28 February 2015

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At 0400 on 28 February 2015, a harbour pilot boarded the container ship Maersk Garonne for its passage into Fremantle’s Inner Harbour. The pilotage generally progressed as intended by the pilot until the ship approached the entrance channel 40 minutes later. At this stage, he became concerned that the assisting harbour tugs would not be Read More…

The ATSB has released its preliminary report into the Breakaway of Spirit of Tasmania II at Station Pier, Port Melbourne, Victoria on 13 January 2016

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On the afternoon of 13 January 2016, the roll-on roll-off ship Spirit of Tasmania II was loading passengers and vehicles in Melbourne. At 1752, strong wind gusts blew the ship off the wharf and all but one of the ship’s mooring lines (on the bow) parted. As it broke away, the stern swung around until Read More…

ATSB: Fire on board the livestock carrier Ocean Drover, Fremantle, WA on 9 October 2014

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On the morning of 9 October 2014, a fire started in Ocean Drover’s crew accommodation while the livestock carrier was berthed in Fremantle, Western Australia. The fire quickly spread across both accommodation decks. The ship’s crew and shore emergency response teams responded and fire-fighting efforts continued for the rest of the day. By the time Read More…

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