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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 has 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.

Enquiries relating to the accident investigation should be directed to WA-DoT at: marine.investigations@transport.wa.gov.au

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