At about 1600 on 22 July 2005 Leeuwin II grounded on an uncharted shoal during a voyage under motor from Careening Bay to Hunter River in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Less than two months later, on 16 September, Leeuwin II again grounded on an uncharted shoal. On this occasion in Shark Bay, Western Australia, during a passage from Denham to Monkey Mia.
Both groundings were investigated by the ATSB, and because of the similarities in the key factors which led to both incidents, the reports have been combined.
|Date:||22 June 2005||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||Prince Frederick Harbour|
|Release date:||13 March 2006|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Type of operation||Sail training ship|
|Damage to vessel||Minor|
|Departure point||Fremantle, WA|