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At about 0036 on 30 November 2007, the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker Namhae Gas collided with the fishing vessel Rexandra. At the time, both vessels were about 30 miles northeast of Mooloolaba, Queensland.

Neither Namhae Gas's watch-keeper nor duty lookout was keeping a proper lookout in the time leading up to the collision. They also assumed that a collision between their ship and Rexandra had not occurred. Consequently, the second mate did not immediately report the incident to the ship's master and he made no attempt to contact the damaged fishing vessel.

While Rexandra's skipper was aware that the ship was approaching the fishing vessel, he did not take early action when he became aware that a risk of collision existed.

Namhae Gas did not sustain any damage during the collision, but Rexandra was taking on water. Fortunately, the fishing vessel's bilge pumps were able to keep up with the ingress of water. After hauling in its three nets, Rexandra set course for Mooloolaba, arriving there at 0900 on 30 November.

Marine Safety Advisory Notice [ MS20080027 ]

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General details
Date: 30 November 2007 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0035 (UTC+10)  
Location   (show map):Off Mooloolaba Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision 
Release date: 25 September 2008  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Vessel 1 details
Vessel: Namhae Gas 
Flag: South Korea 
IMO: 9006693 
Type of Operation: LPG carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Minor 
Departure point:Gladstone, Queensland
Departure time:0545, 29 November 07
Destination:Western Port, Victoria
Vessel 2 details
Vessel: Rexandra, 2475QB 
Flag: Australia 
Type of Operation: Timber fishing vessel 
Damage to Vessel: Substantial 
Departure point:Mooloolaba, Queensland
Destination:Mooloolaba, Queensland
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