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Thorco Crystal was to berth at Humbug Point with the assistance of the tugs Sea Hotel (forward) and Arafura Sea Delta (aft). While coming alongside the port quarter, to pass up its tow line, the aft tug slid under the curve of Thorco Crystal's stern and made contact with its hull. A small hole, above the water line, resulted. Thorco Crystal berthed without further incident.

The ATSB will interview the directly involved parties, request copies of relevant documents conduct a desktop investigation. A draft of the report will be provided to the directly involved parties for comment, prior to publically releasing the report.

 
General details
Date: 24 June 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 0735 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Weipa Harbour  
State: Queensland  
 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: November 2017  
 
Vessel 1 details
Operator: Bhagwan Marine 
Vessel: Arafura Sea Delta 
Flag: Australia 
IMO: 9295646 
Sector: Other 
Type of Operation: Towage 
Damage to Vessel: Minor 
Departure point:Weipa, Qld
Destination:Weipa, Qld
Vessel 2 details
Operator: Thorco Shipping A/S 
Vessel: Thorco Cyrstal 
Flag: Antigua & Barbuda 
IMO: 9294965 
Sector: Other 
Type of Operation: Berthing 
Damage to Vessel: Substantial 
Departure point:-
Destination:Weipa, Qld
 
 
 
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Last update 14 September 2017