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The ATSB is investigating an incident on board the bulk carrier Berge Daisetsu, while alongside, Portland, Victoria, on 11 January 2018.

The crew were conducting routine painting and cleaning of number 4 cargo hold using a portable stage suspended from the ship's crane. While operating the crane, the block of crane wire struck the hatch coaming resulting in serious injuries to two crew members who were subsequently landed ashore to hospital.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain an engineering report, interview the crew and gather additional information. A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

General details
Date: 11 January 2018 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 15:10 EST Investigation phase: Examination and analysis 
Location   (show map):Smelter Berth, Portland Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Injury 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Incident 
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: Serious 
Vessel details
Operator: Berge Bulk Maritime 
Vessel: Berge Daisetsu 
Flag: Isle of Man 
IMO: 9713179 
Sector: Bulk carrier 
Type of Operation: Cargo operations 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Departure point:Portland, Victoria
Destination:Wallaroo, South Australia
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Last update 14 November 2018