Marine safety investigations & reports

Serious crew member injury on board Spirit of Tasmania I, 17 September 2011

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 17 September 2011, the first electrical engineer on board the passenger/ro-ro ship Spirit of Tasmania I fell through an opening in a catwalk between two of the ship's main engines. He fell about 2 m to the deck below, amputating the top of his left middle finger, fracturing his left ring finger and injuring his right shoulder and buttock. He was treated on board and later taken to hospital.

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General details
Date: 17 September 2011   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 22:50 UTC   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Station Pier, Melbourne    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 24 November 2011   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Operator TT-Line Company  
Departure point Devonport, TAS  
Destination Station Pier, Melbourne, VIC  
Last update 14 November 2018