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At 0244 on Tuesday, 29 June 2004, the fishing vessel Ocean Odyssey collided with the container ship P&O Nedlloyd Taranaki in the approaches to Port Botany, New South Wales. At the time of the collision P&O Nedlloyd Taranaki was 'not under command'1 with a main engine breakdown and was in a position with Cape Banks light bearing 327(T) by 4.7 miles. Ocean Odyssey sustained damage to its hull and deck in the collision and returned to Sydney immediately for repairs. P&O Nedlloyd Taranaki sustained only slight scratching to the paintwork on the ship's side.

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1 'Not under command', means a vessel which through some exceptional circumstance is unable to manoeuvre as required by the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972, and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel.

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General details
Date: 29 June 2004 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0244EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Port Botany  
State: Victoria  
Release date: 02 June 2005 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
Vessel 1 details
Vessel: FV Ocean Odyssey 
Flag: Aus 
IMO: N/A 
Type of Operation: Commercial long-line fishing vessel 
Damage to Vessel: Minor 
Departure point:Pyrmont, Sydney Harbour
Departure time:0330
Vessel 2 details
Vessel: MV P&O Nedlloyd Taranaki 
Flag: UK 
IMO: 7900041 
Type of Operation: Container/roll-on roll-off 
Damage to Vessel: Minor 
Departure point:N/A
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Botany Bay, NSW
 
 
 
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