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The ATSB is investigating the collision between the container ship Glasgow Express and the fishing vessel Mako in the Bass Strait, Victoria on 12 August 2017.

At about 2320 on 12 August 2017, the container ship Glasgow Express and the fishing vessel Mako collided in a position about 15 miles south of Phillip Island in the Bass Strait. The fishing vessel suffered substantial damage above the waterline. No injuries to the two persons on board Mako were reported. Glasgow Express remained in the area to assist Mako until it was able to return to San Remo, Phillip Island, in the early hours of 13 August. Glasgow Express then resumed its passage and berthed in Melbourne on 13 August.

The ATSB investigation will involve collecting relevant evidence, including interviewing directly involved parties. The evidence will be analysed and a draft investigation report compiled. The draft report will be forwarded to relevant parties for comment prior to the completion and release of the final report.

General details
Date: 12 August 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 2320 LT (AEST = UTC +10) Investigation phase: Final Report: External Review 
Location   (show map):About 28 km south of Phillip Island in the Bass Strait Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria  
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Expected completion: 2nd Quarter 2018 Highest injury level: None 
Vessel 1 details
Operator: Hapag-Lloyd, Germany 
Vessel: Glasgow Express 
Flag: Germany 
IMO: 9232589 
Sector: Container 
Type of Operation: Container ship 
Damage to Vessel: Unknown 
Departure point:Sydney, NSW
Destination:Melbourne, Vic.
Vessel 2 details
Operator: Unknown 
Vessel: Mako 
Flag: Victoria registered 
Sector: Commercial fishing 
Type of Operation: Fishing vessel 
Damage to Vessel: Substantial 
Departure point:San Remo, Victoria
Destination:San Remo, Victoria
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Last update 18 April 2018