Marine safety investigations & reports

Serious injuries on board Shanghai Spirit Port Alma, Qld on 29 January 2017

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


At 1445 on 29 January 2017, two crewmembers were carrying out routine maintenance from scaffolding in one of the ship's cargo holds when it toppled over. The two men were seriously injured. They were provided first aid on board and then taken to a hospital in Rockhampton.

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: 29 January 2017   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 445 LT (AEST = UTC +10)   Investigation level: Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Port Alma   Investigation phase: Final report: Approval  
State: Queensland    
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Expected completion: 1st Quarter 2019   Highest injury level: Serious  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel Shanghai Spirit  
Flag Hong Kong  
IMO 9326328  
Sector Bulk carrier  
Type of operation Cargo  
Damage to vessel Nil  
Departure point Subic Bay, Phillippines  
Destination Port Alma, Queensland, Australia  
Last update 11 January 2019