On 24 February 2018, the yacht Finistere capsized south of Perth, Western Australia, with the loss of two lives.
The Western Australian Department of Transport (WA-DoT) is responsible for investigating this accident. As part of its investigation, WA-DoT requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), involving the examination of an electronic device.
To protect the information supplied by WA-DoT to the ATSB, as well as the ATSB’s investigative work to assist WA-DoT, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
The ATSB completed its technical assistance and provided a report to the WA-DoT. Any enquires in relation to the accident investigation should be directed to WA-DoT at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date:||24 February 2018||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||South of Perth||Investigation phase:||Final report: Dissemination|
|Release date:||09 January 2019||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Type of operation||Yacht|
|Damage to vessel||Destroyed|