Marine safety investigations & reports

Sail training ship groundings Leeuwin II

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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.

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General details
Date: 22 June 2005   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: UTC +8    
Location: Prince Frederick Harbour    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 13 March 2006   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel Leeuwin II  
Flag Aus  
IMO 852373  
Type of operation Sail training ship  
Damage to vessel Minor  
Departure point Fremantle, WA  
Destination Fremantle, WA  
Last update 19 May 2016