Marine safety investigations & reports

Collision involving Forum Samoa II and Seabreeze II

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At 0401 on 11 April 2002, the fishing vessel Seabreeze II collided, bow on, with the starboard side of the general cargo ship Forum Samoa II. There were no injuries to any person on either vessel, but the collision resulted in damage to the bow of the fishing vessel, which returned to port for repairs.

Neither vessel was keeping an adequate lookout before the collision and this report, as do many previous reports of collisions, emphasises the need for all vessels to maintain a proper lookout at all times.

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General details
Date: 11 April 2002   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/A    
Location: Cape Morton    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 22 December 2003   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Vessel 1 details

Vessel 1 details
Vessel Seabreeze II  
Flag Aus  
Type of operation Fishing vessel  
Damage to vessel Minor  
Departure point Mooloolaba, Queensland  
Departure time 1415  
Destination North-north-east of Cape Moreton  

Vessel 2 details

Vessel 2 details
Vessel Forum Samoa II  
Type of operation Cargo ship  
Damage to vessel Nil  
Departure point Fisherman Islands in Brisbane  
Departure time 2312  
Destination Sydney  
Last update 19 May 2016