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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Fatality 
Release date: 14 December 2006  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Vessel details
Vessel: Probo Bear 
Flag: Marsh 
IMO: 8405254 
Type of Operation: products/oil/bulk/ore carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 19 May 2016