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On 17 May 2003, three engineers were burned, one severely, while the Panama flag bulk carrier Medi Monaco was alongside in the port of Geelong, Victoria. The engineers were burned when the auxiliary boiler furnace 'flashed back' four times in succession during maintenance.

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General details
Date: 17 May 2003 Investigation status: Completed 
Location:Geelong Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Fire 
Release date: 03 May 2004  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Vessel details
Vessel: Medi Monaco 
Flag: Panam 
IMO: 9236896 
Type of Operation: Bulk carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Destination:Geelong, Victoria
Serious: 3003
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