Jump to Content

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  
Location:Karumba Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Injury 
Release date: 19 December 2011  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Vessel details
Vessel: Shark Island  
Flag: Antigua and Barbuda 
IMO: 9116137 
Type of Operation: At anchor 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Share this page Provide feedback on this investigation
Last update 14 November 2018