Marine safety investigations & reports

Crew member burnt on board Hui Shun Hai

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 0840 on 21 April 2005, a crewman on board the bulk carrier Hui Shun Hai suffered severe burns after pressurised hydraulic oil ignited while he was working on a deck hydraulic pipe. Immediately following the blast, he ran to the ship's side and jumped into the sea.

He was recovered from the water and evacuated by helicopter to the Western Australian town of Carnarvon. As a result of the explosion, he suffered burns to about 40 per cent of his body. The severity of his injuries resulted in his later transfer to the Royal Perth Hospital.

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General details
Date: 21 April 2005   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: UTC+8    
Location: Off Western Australia coast    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 09 January 2006   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel Hui Shun Hai  
Flag HK  
IMO 8318641  
Type of operation Bulk Carrier  
Damage to vessel Nil  
Departure point Gresik, Indonesia  
Departure time Na  
Destination Albany, Western Australia  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Serious: 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 0 0 1
Last update 19 May 2016