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.