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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 type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Port Alma  
State: Queensland  
 Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Report status: Pending  
Expected completion: January 2018  
 
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
 
 
 
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Last update 31 January 2017