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On 20 October 2003, a class society surveyor was conducting a safety equipment survey on board the Panamanian tanker Port Arthur at the bulk liquid berth at Port Botany, NSW. During the survey, the hooks of the starboard lifeboat released and the boat fell almost vertically, bow first, into the harbour. Its crew of four suffered various injuries.

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General details
Date: 20 October 2003 Investigation status: Completed 
  
Location:Port Botany Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Lifeboat 
Release date: 07 December 2004  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Vessel details
Vessel: Port Arthur 
Flag: Panam 
IMO: 9035632 
Type of Operation: Bulk carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Destination:Port Botany, NSW
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Minor: 4004
Total:4004
 
 
 
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