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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: 16 November 2005 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: UTC +8  
Location:Shark Bay Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia Occurrence type: Grounding 
Release date: 13 March 2006  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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

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Last update 19 May 2016