Universal Shipping advised the ATSB that;
The chief mate has instructed the third mate to “watch the helmsman”. There was not a hand over of the watch but only a request for assistance to avoid that accidents might occur.
The ATSB's investigation found the bridge team members’ understanding of who was the officer of the watch at the time of the grounding was not consistent. The chief mate thought that he had handed the watch over to the third mate and the third mate thought that he was simply assisting the chief mate.