Marine safety investigations & reports

Shark Island - Man overboard

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


On 20 October 2011, the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), in the recovery of evidence with respect to the alleged loss overboard of a crew member from the bulk carrier Shark Island, IMO No. 9116137, while the ship was at anchor off Karumba, Queensland, on 4 October 2012.

As the ship's flag State agency, ADOMS took the lead role in the investigation of this occurrence in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Code for the Investigation of Casualties and Incidents. As a result, ADOMS is responsible for releasing all reports in relation to the occurrence.

Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping - Antigua and Barbuda W.I.
Inspection and Investigation Division
Steubenstrasse 7b
D-27568 Bremerhaven


General details
Date: 04 October 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: UTC+10   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: Karumba    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 19 December 2011   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel Shark Island  
Flag Antigua and Barbuda  
IMO 9116137  
Type of operation At anchor  
Damage to vessel Nil  
Last update 14 November 2018