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Update: 26 July 2017

Completion of the draft investigation report has been delayed by competing priorities and workload of the investigator in charge. It is now anticipated for release to directly involved parties (DIP) for comment in September 2017. Feedback from those parties over the 28-day DIP period on the factual accuracy of the draft report will be considered for inclusion in the final report, which is anticipated to be released to the public no later than November 2017.


Published: 29 June 2015

At 1130 on 23 June 2015, the 20 m workboat Total Response collided with Jag Arnav, about 30 nautical miles west of Bunbury, Western Australia (WA). Total Response was en route from Albany to Fremantle, WA and Jag Arnav was on a sea passage, having sailed from Bunbury, WA earlier that morning. Total Response suffered some structural damage and two of its crew suffered minor injuries. The workboat diverted to the nearest port, Mandurah, to assess the damage and seek medical attention for its injured crew. The damage to Jag Arnav was minor and the ship continued its sea passage.

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident and is collecting relevant evidence, including interviewing directly involved parties. The evidence will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled. This draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.

General details
Date: 23 June 2015 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1130 AWST (UTC +8) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):30 miles west of Bunbury  
State: Western Australia  
 Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Minor 
Expected completion: February 2018  
Vessel 1 details
Operator: TAMS, Australia 
Vessel: Total Response 
Flag: Australia (Western Australia) 
IMO: Call sign MH3168 
Sector: Offshore industry 
Type of Operation: Sea passage 
Damage to Vessel: Serious 
Departure point:Albany, WA
Destination:Fremantle, WA
Vessel 2 details
Operator: The Great Eastern Shipping Company, India 
Vessel: Jag Arnav 
Flag: India 
IMO: 9705354 
Sector: Bulk carrier 
Type of Operation: Commercial cargo - sea passage 
Damage to Vessel: Minor 
Departure point:Bunbury, WA
Destination:Jebel Ali (UAE)
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Last update 04 October 2017