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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Injury 
Release date: 27 September 2007  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
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
Serious: 1001
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