Marine safety investigations & reports

Crew member seriously burned by steam on board MSC Sonia, alongside Swanson Dock, Melbourne, VIC, 10 April 2007

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Status: Completed
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At about 0945 on 10 April 2007, MSC Sonia's boatswain and ordinary seaman were on the top platform of the ship's funnel casing, painting the starboard main engine exhaust pipe, when steam unexpectedly exhausted from the nearby boiler safety valve vent pipe. The ordinary seaman was seriously burned by the steam.

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General details
Date: 10 April 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: UTC +10    
Location: Melbourne    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 27 September 2007   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel MSC Sonia  
Flag Panam  
IMO 7111999  
Type of operation Container Ship  
Damage to vessel Nil  
Departure point Melbourne, Victoria  
Destination Sydney, NSW  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Serious: 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 0 0 1
Last update 19 May 2016