November commercial vessel incidents in Australia

In November 2017 a number of incidents involving domestic commercial vessels were reported to AMSA. Of the incidents reported, two were serious:

  • A person fell overboard from a passenger vessel. Although the person was recovered from the water, they did not survive.
  • A fire broke out in the engine room of a work boat when one of the generators failed. The fire was put out with no injuries to the crew.


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