Marine safety investigations & reports

Loss of the NSW registered fishing vessel Tamara

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 14 September 2002, two men were found drifting in a liferaft 30 miles east of Moreton Island, Queensland. The two men had been in the liferaft since their vessel, Tamara, had sunk some 14 days previously.

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General details
Date: 01 September 2002   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/A    
Location: Off QLD Coast    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 09 December 2003   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel Tamara  
Flag Aus  
Type of operation Commercial fishing vessel  
Damage to vessel Destroyed  
Departure point Southport, Queensland  
Destination Noumea  
Last update 19 May 2016