Marine safety investigations & reports

Crew member fatality on board Probo Bear - Port of Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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This investigation was carried out by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) utilising investigation information provided by the Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (International Registries).

On 10 April 2006, an able bodied seaman (AB) was fatally injured when he was struck by a mooring line while operating a winch on the forecastle of Probo Bear during a shift ship operation.

The report identifies a number of contributing factors and makes recommendations to address them.

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General details
Date: 10 April 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: UTC +9.5    
Location: Groote Island    
State: Northern Territory    
Release date: 14 December 2006   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel Probo Bear  
Flag Marsh  
IMO 8405254  
Type of operation products/oil/bulk/ore carrier  
Damage to vessel Nil  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 0 0 1
Last update 19 May 2016