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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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